Sports therapy

If you have a desire to support and rehabilitate athletes - our sports therapy programmes offer the ideal career pathway for you.

Make an impact on the lives of people of all ages and walks of life with a career in sports therapy.

You will be supporting athletes rehabilitating from injury, reviewing their performance levels, or supporting patients’ rehabilitation programmes in a medical environment.

If you choose this pathway, you will combine the study of anatomy, physiology and psychology with biomechanics, exercise, health and lifestyle. In addition, you will develop skills in fitness testing and training, sport and exercise massage, sports injuries and coaching.

Our programmes can lead to careers in:

  • coaching and development
  • sports massage therapist
  • recreational assistant
  • nutritionist
  • sport psychologist
  • professional or semi-professional sports person


  • Sports therapy - Develop your knowledge across a number of areas, including physiology for fitness, anatomy, psychology, fitness testing, health and lifestyle and nutrition. 

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We offer sports qualifications from Level 1 (equivalent to GCSEs grades D-F or 3-1) to university level, at levels 5-6.


About 60 per cent of your time at college will be classroom-based. The remainder of the time will be made up of practical activities, including fitness coaching or practical sport.

Train in our gyms, including the state-of-the-art Oxford Lifestyle Centre, featuring the latest in fitness equipment. We have state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, including Wellness application, which allows customers access to their training information via their Smartphone, tablet or PC.

Career pathways

A career pathway is a series of building blocks that will take you to your future career. This helps us equip you with the skills, attributes and knowledge that future employers want, giving you a greater chance of success.

Our career pathway maps will show you the best routes through college, higher education and employment and into the most popular industry sectors.

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Industry partnerships

We work in partnership with Oxford City Football Club, Reading Rockets, Community Trust and Ignite Sport.  These partnerships mean that as a student you'll get to use the facilities at the club's stadiums and even have the opportunity to play football or basketball there!