The BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course enables you to develop the knowledge and skills to become a safe, competent and effective physiotherapy practitioner. Upon successful completion of the course you can apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council to practise as a physiotherapist.
Our physiotherapy programme will allow you to study a range of subjects that provide the foundations of effective physiotherapy practice.
At its core are the biological, physical, clinical and behavioural sciences. Together with the fundamentals of the therapeutic process such as physical assessment skills and clinical reasoning, and a repertoire of safe, effective prevention and treatment skills, you will be trained to meet the needs of people of all ages.
You will also explore multifaceted aspects of public health, as well as develop vital research and clinical skills.
During the course you will have the opportunity to participate in physiotherapy practice, under the supervision of a physiotherapist, in a variety of settings.
All theory is delivered at our friendly Walsall Campus for classroom study.
This course aims to meet the professional development needs in the field of physiotherapy practice.
The course programme has been designed in collaboration with clinical stakeholders, service users and carers and members of the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing’s academic team – which has many years’ providing healthcare programmes tailored to the developing needs of the workplace.
We will enable a personalised learning experience and an interactive and engaging learning and teaching environment.
You will be taught at our friendly Walsall Campus. This self-contained campus includes other health professions students and sport students as part of its community; giving you the opportunity to network and learn from your fellow students.
You will also have the opportunity to develop your clinical skills through work-based learning and our excellent on-site facilities, which include simulation suites, physiology laboratories and a range of sports facilities on campus.
You will be provided with practice learning opportunities in a range of practice settings and offered full support throughout this process. As an example, we work closely with local football clubs including Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa – providing unique placement opportunities for those interested in pursuing sport physiotherapy.
The Faculty’s public lectures bring a variety of engaging and inspiring speakers from this, and other universities, whose expertise spans education, sport, care, psychology health and wellbeing, providing you with expert insight into a wide variety of careers. Visit: wlv.ac.uk/fehw/lectures
As a student at the University of Wolverhampton, you will be fully supported in your studies and student journey. The University provides a wide range of excellent support services, and won the Outstanding Support for Students award at the Times Higher Education Awards in November 2016.
As a qualified physiotherapist, you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of roles within the NHS, industry, community settings, sport and the private, independent and voluntary sectors.
There is currently a shortage of physiotherapists nationally, so employability prospects are excellent.
There are numerous roles available within both the public and private sectors across the UK, usually within multi-disciplinary and integrated teams.
There are opportunities to work in education, research, service management and overseas. Qualified physiotherapists can work internationally, although some countries require additional proof of competence to practise.
This course will be validated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).
Applicants need to achieve:
A minimum of five GCSEs at grade C+/4 (or equivalent) which must include an English-based subject, Mathematics and a Science. Equivalent qualifications include Key Skills level 2; Learn Direct Level 2 and Functional Skills Level 2. Sciences at GCSE could include Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Education
If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
All offers to be subject to and satisfactory health and Criminal convictions (DBS) checks.
In addition to the above entry requirements all shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake a numeracy and literacy test. Candidates who successfully pass the test will continue to the next stages of the interview; a group based task and a face to face interview. There is an expectation that applicants will be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the physiotherapy role and it is recommended that you gain insight into the breadth of Physiotherapy practice through relevant work experience prior to the interview. Values consistent with the NHS constitution will be sought from applicants during the selection process.
If you have accepted a Conditional Offer made by the University of Wolverhampton you will receive correspondence asking you to complete an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The charge for this will be a DBS fee of £44.00 and a £6.00 ID check service fee. You will also need to complete an occupational health assessment questionnaire and General Practitioner Form prior to starting the course; vaccinations will also need to be up-to-date.
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This course is not available at present to international applicants.
If English is not your first language, evidence of your proficiency must be dated within the last 2 years from IELTS level 7.0 . with no element less than 6.5
Please note we will not accept applicants onto our professional courses who have been unsuccessful on professional courses at other institutions of higher education
2015/6 fees for this course have not yet been agreed. Please contact for further information.
The University also offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships in addition to other financial support packages
These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2017/8. If you have any queries regarding the fees listed please contact
These fees are for the current academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.