University of the West of England

At UWE we believe in the power of partnerships. We are at the hub of some truly dynamic and engaging collaborations that have a real impact on the world around us. Together we achieve great things.

About us

The main aim of BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy programme is to ensure that physiotherapists qualifying from UWE are reflective practitioners, who take responsibility for their own professional development and are able to contribute to the safe, ethical and effective delivery of physiotherapy services in a wide variety of interprofessional and multicultural contexts.  Clinical education is an indispensable and integral part of the programme. Changes in health care provision have resulted in a widening range of work environments and increasing autonomy for the physiotherapist.  It is therefore essential that the professional practice modules and their associated outcomes reflect this trend.

Our strategy for 2020 sets out a confident and ambitious future for UWE Bristol and focuses on our ultimate goal - transforming futures - through our research, learning and teaching and knowledge exchange.

Our priorities

  • Outstanding learning: All our students experiencing engaging and outstanding learning, teaching and support services throughout their student journey, fully utilising advances in technology to support their academic, professional and social growth and development.
  • Ready and able graduates: Graduates ready and able to realise their full potential, make a positive contribution to society and their chosen field of employment or further study and play their full part in the development of a sustainable global society and knowledge economy.
  • Research with impact: World-class performance in selected areas of research that meets the needs of our community, a sustainable economy and society and feeds the scholarship and enquiry that underpins our learning and teaching.
  • Strategic partnerships, connections and networks: That differentiate our academic activity and enhance the global reputation, health, sustainability and prosperity of the University, Bristol and its city-region.


About the faculty

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences brings together experts from Allied Health Professions, Applied Sciences, Health and Applied Social Science, Nursing and Midwifery and Psychology.

The Department of Allied Health Professions consists of specialists in the areas of Diagnostic Imaging, Radiotherapy and Oncology, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science, Music Therapy, Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation.

Researchers at UWE have completed a three year project funded by the Physiotherapy Research Foundation and the charity Above & Beyond. The project is to evaluate the effectiveness of Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS) and exercise in relieving the painful symptoms of knee osteoarthritis (OA).

Activity within the Centre for Health and Clinical Research is focused on five main research themes. Researchers work closely across disciplines combining research interests and expertise, these include the following areas:-Long term conditions ,Mental health, Emergency and critical care, Children and young people, Public health and wellbeing, Health, ethics and society, Public involvement in research