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Sports therapist/physiotherapist or exercise and sport science

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    I want a career sport related but don't know how to get into it. I can do a sports therapist or physiotherapist degree but I'm not sure what the difference is or which one is better.I want to be pitch side giving emergeny first aid but is this a full time career? Or just voluntary.

    Hi there,

    My name is Beth, I'm a second (almost third) year physio student at The University of Nottingham. I also completed an FdSc in Sports Therapy before enrolling on physio.

    I'd say if you're set on sport, then physio probably isn't for you. There's a lot to physio other than musculoskeletal (bones and muscles). Such as, respiratory, neurology, mental health, amputees, learning disabilities, long term conditions, oncology. Physio is very health based.

    However, if you feel that might interest you, then go for it! You can always specialise into sport afterwards.

    As a sports therapist, you can definitely work pitch side, but will probably have to work for a club mid week too.

    It might be worth visiting open days to find out exactly what course can get you where.
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