mthomson19
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Hi im predicted D*D*D* in my level 3 btec sport diploma, and am wondering/looking for a course. I know that i want to be a physio/physiotherapist and work for within sport for a sports club travelling with them etc not and office or self employed physio. Do i do a physiotherapy degree or a sport and exercise science degree and will either of them allow me to become a sport physio working for a sports club? thanks for any replies
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The only way you can become a physio is to study physio. If you did sports science you would then need to do a pre-reg masters in physiotherapy, so it is a long way around if you know you want to be a physio in the first place. You might need to to check on entry requirements for physio as I'm not sure your sport diploma will count for much and you might need to do A levels / an access to science course.
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(Original post by Ironmike)
The only way you can become a physio is to study physio. If you did sports science you would then need to do a pre-reg masters in physiotherapy, so it is a long way around if you know you want to be a physio in the first place. You might need to to check on entry requirements for physio as I'm not sure your sport diploma will count for much and you might need to do A levels / an access to science course.
Completely agree.

Other thing to consider is that universities are not interested in people who only want to do sport because a massive part of the physiotherapy course is everything except sport. Especially your placements will be mainly based in hospitals helping to rehab elderly and less able people.

A number of sports teams now employ Sports Therapists, which are similar to physios but they specifically specialise in sport injuries. There are degrees in Sports Therapy which may be more up your street if you feel that you only want to do sports stuff.
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Agree with both answers above. It is against the law to call yourself a Physio unless you are HCPC registered. Anyone calling them self a physio without having studied it is misleading the public and breaking the law. If you want to be a physio study physio. Dont harp on too much about how u want to work in sport when u go 4 ur interview as its an NHS endorsed degree.
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Look at Sports Rehabilitation courses, though I doubt your grades will give you many offers as it appears you're struggling with BTECs.
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