BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

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5 reasons why to study this programme at Northumbria University

With a motivation to become a registered physiotherapist, you should enter your physiotherapy career via the BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme, at Northumbria because you understand the success our graduates have in achieving HCPC registration and gaining employment on completion of the programme. The BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme aims to enhance the clinical, critical and reflective abilities that will underpin your professional understanding and early career development. Our consistently impressive employability rates and the quality of our graduates are just two indications of the value that potential employers place on the education you will receive.

You will be supported by a team of motivated, specialist tutors that have extensive experience in clinical practice and academic areas of expertise and who work collaboratively with staff and students from other professions / disciplines. Student satisfaction rates are exceptionally high for this programme, with students commenting specifically on the quality of teaching from tutors passionate about their subject and the opportunities offered within the programme to engage with professionals and service users to support their development as physiotherapists.

The programme has many well established partnerships with NHS, private and charity organisations through placements, engagement of the wider professional community in delivery of the programme and in research. Students benefit from these partnerships and experience the rich diversity of contemporary physiotherapy practice. Students also benefit from input from service users, a critical dimension to becoming a reflective, person centred professional.

Access to placements at Northumbria is excellent with a number of regional and national centres as our primary placements providers. With our first placement beginning eight weeks into your studies, your studies are underpinned with relevant contextual experience, an understanding of what working in the area is like and opportunities to experience placements from community therapy, to international physiotherapy practice.

Newcastle is an excellent student city and provides a great balance between nightlife, culture and community with a friendly and accessible vibe.

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