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    Hi,

    Basically I want a career in football and when it occured to me I'm actually good at biology and physics i thought I might as well go for a career as a football physio. However i was wondering which course would be more relevant as a football physio, Sports Rehabilitation or Physiotherapy? Any help appreciated. Thanks
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    (Original post by TheTrueBrit)
    Hi,

    Basically I want a career in football and when it occured to me I'm actually good at biology and physics i thought I might as well go for a career as a football physio. However i was wondering which course would be more relevant as a football physio, Sports Rehabilitation or Physiotherapy? Any help appreciated. Thanks
    Look at employment rates of the degrees (uni stats).
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    Have a search - was done to death just recently on here on another thread.
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    You can't be a physio without a physio degree- it has to be an accredited course. Seems pretty obvious but some people aren't aware of that. You could do a physio degree (don't tell them you want to be a sports physio- its nhs funded so have that in mind when applying) and then a post grad in something to specialise in sports physio or MSK. Or you could go down the route of sports rehabilitation and then a pre-reg physio post grad to become an accredited physiotherapist with a background in sports rehabilitation. I would say getting the physio degree under your belt first would be more beneficial but if you didn't want to put up with NHS policy and communication and loads of NHS placement for 3 years then the post grad condenses it down (think its 2 years).
    After a sports rehabilitation degree and without physio accreditation I don't know if you'd be able to get a job doing it 'pitchside' which is where all the action and passion for the sport is, rehab of sports injuries can be a lot more behind the scenes and less dynamic so that may also be something to consider!
    Hope this helps!
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    (Original post by physiostudent15)
    You can't be a physio without a physio degree- it has to be an accredited course. Seems pretty obvious but some people aren't aware of that. You could do a physio degree (don't tell them you want to be a sports physio- its nhs funded so have that in mind when applying) and then a post grad in something to specialise in sports physio or MSK. Or you could go down the route of sports rehabilitation and then a pre-reg physio post grad to become an accredited physiotherapist with a background in sports rehabilitation. I would say getting the physio degree under your belt first would be more beneficial but if you didn't want to put up with NHS policy and communication and loads of NHS placement for 3 years then the post grad condenses it down (think its 2 years).
    After a sports rehabilitation degree and without physio accreditation I don't know if you'd be able to get a job doing it 'pitchside' which is where all the action and passion for the sport is, rehab of sports injuries can be a lot more behind the scenes and less dynamic so that may also be something to consider!
    Hope this helps!
    I sort of disagree with this, you definitely have to do Physiotherapy to be a Physiotherapist (obviously) but you can do pitchside stuff with rehab. But where the previous post says 'get physio under your belt' if you are so sure you want to be in sport I don't think that this, financially makes sense... You could 1- decide that actually your happy with you GSR (graduate sport rehabilitator) accreditation and do the job what you want AND 2- Pre-reg courses (although seemingly really difficult to get on to) are funded whereas you would have to fund yourself to do a sport specific masters.
    In saying this all, if I had the A-levels to do Physio from the off I would have done it.. You can always just get into the sport world through experience.
 
 
 
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