Teesside University

Teesside University

Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

Through this course you build on your prior learning to develop a critical understanding of contemporary physiotherapy practice. You gain the skills to be a safe, reflective, autonomous, professional practitioner able to manage clients across their lifespan in a variety of settings. Core skills underpinning physiotherapy include manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and functional movement analysis. Appropriate intervention is underpinned by sound clinical reasoning and problem solving within the context of evidence-based approach to clinical practice. We take a problem-based approach to learning, which includes opportunities to share learning with students from other allied health professions to promote teamwork and an appreciation of how other disciplines contribute to healthcare.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally: have an Honours degree (at least 2.1) in an appropriate related discipline; have evidence of study within the last 3 years; be eligible for a Department of Health bursary (more information on the NHS Student Bursaries website); undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Disbarment check.

Course modules

Year 1 core modules: Clinical science 1 (physiotherapy in neuromuscular rehabilitation); clinical science 2 (physiotherapy in cardiovascular and respiratory rehabilitation); clinical science 3 (physiotherapy in neurological rehabilitation); contemporary issues in health and social care; physiotherapy placements 1a and 1b (accelerated route). Year 2 core modules: Clinical science 4 (integrated management); major project; physiotherapy placements 2a and 2b; physiotherapy placements 3a and 3b; practical research methods for allied health professions.

Assessment methods

You are assessed by written assignments, oral presentations and practical examinations. In the interests of professional safety, you must complete all modules successfully.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384110