31 May, 2022 | Posted by Colm McDonnell

3 Reasons Why You Should Take a Sports Therapy Course

Sports therapy brings together the core principles of human anatomy and biomechanics, sports injury treatment and rehabilitation, as well as sports research, to deliver an extremely valuable service to both elite athletes and the general population.

Doing a sports therapy course can unlock an exciting and lucrative career path with many different avenues and opportunities for learning and advancing.

Let’s take a closer look at what doing a sports therapy course can do for you!

Open Your Own Clinic

If you are as business-minded and you are sports-mad, then a sports therapy course could be perfect for you. By doing a sports therapy course, you will learn the vital information that will allow you to deliver a premium service when it comes to therapeutic care and injury rehabilitation.

In addition to this, some sports therapy courses will offer a module in business which will allow you to learn the basics of business and send you on the way to opening your own clinic.

Why open your own clinic? Well, in short, you’re the boss. You can set your own opening times, working hours, clientele and so on.

If you want to know more about opening your own clinic, sports therapy graduate Shannon Byrne and her clinic, Rebound Injury Clinic, here.

Work With Elite Athletes

One of the most attractive prospects of doing any sports degree is the possibility of working with the very best athletes from around the world.

With a sports therapy degree, you can put yourself on the road to working with the cream of the crop, across essentially any sport you are interested in.

Sports therapists are needed by elite sports teams to treat player injuries and ensure that their road to rehabilitation goes as smoothly as possible.

This was the case of former sports therapy student, Conor Sheils, who was able to turn his qualification into work as a therapist for both Shamrock Rovers and the Football Association of Ireland. Read about his story here.

Move on to Further Qualifications

One of the common reasons that people do a degree in sports therapy is the opportunity to move on to even further study.

While sports therapy gives you the fundamental information to go into the working world and work with athletes and the general population, it also puts you in good standing to move on to a postgraduate level of education.

The most common route for further study tends to be a master’s in physiotherapy. These two qualifications will set you well on the way to achieving the career you want in professional sport.

This was the case for Sean Moriarty, who took a sports therapy course and is now about to finish his master’s in physiotherapy from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen. You can read his story here.

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