BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Key features

Physiotherapy is a healthcare profession that sees human movement as central to the health and wellbeing of individuals of all ages. The physiotherapists’ expertise helps to identify and maximise movement potential through health promotion, preventive healthcare, and specialist assessment, treatment and rehabilitation.

Why study physiotherapy at Suffolk?

  • Approximately 31 weeks of placement embedded throughout the physiotherapy programme, with placement experiences in year 1, 2 and 3 of the programme ensuring you meet the 1,000 clinical practice hours you need to qualify
  • Innovative new physiotherapy curriculum fit for the modern, entrepreneurial physiotherapist – encompassing the core areas of cardiorespiratory, musculoskeletal, neuroscience and physiotherapeutic skills as well as more specialist topics
  • Delivered by a team of lecturer-practitioner staff who are all experts in their chosen clinical fields of physiotherapy practice
  • Small class sizes
  • Learn one topic at a time in The University of Suffolk’s block approach to learning and teaching
  • New Health and Wellbeing Quarter with newly refurbished teaching space and equipment, two physiotherapy practical labs, ward-based teaching labs and simulation suites, onsite physiotherapy clinic run by a local physiotherapy provider
  • NHS Learning Support Fund - Students on an undergraduate pre-registration physiotherapy course can apply to the NHS Learning Support Fund – see if you are eligible for additional training grants.

Our course has excellent links with our practice placement colleagues who work in a wide variety of clinical settings including the NHS, private practice, independent and charitable providers.

During both university-based teaching and practice placement you will have the opportunity to work and study interprofessionally with other health and social care students. Our course has a strong focus on professional and lifelong learning skills, evidence-informed physiotherapy practice and research skills.