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glenntamis
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject: Physio/Sports Science degrees Reply with quote

Hey everyone,

I'd like to apologise if there is a thread that is already on here relating to my question, but I was wondering if a few people could help out on some advice.

I'm a first year physio student who is more and more determined everyday to work in sports. I've recently seen a few cases, such as Jenson Button's physio Mike Collier (In Decembers issue of Frontline), whereby in order to practice in sports, the therapist has completed both a physio degree and also a sports science degree to produce 'a new breed of physiotherapist who focuses on rehabilitation and performance when working with elite sportspeople' to quote the Frontline article.

I know it is very early days in my course and I have by no means cancelled any other field out. But I'd love to do something like this one day, so can anyone give me any advice over the benefits of such a route? Or can suggest any other route of how someone might be able to specialise in sports medicine?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would suggest getting involved / communicating with people in the sports field. Which Uni are you at? Loughborough Uni would be a good one for sports science as some many athletes come out of their, and a lot of respected coaches there too, like George Gandy. They will have contacts. But not sure about other universities.

Maybe find a physio forum and ask others how they get into positions.

I met a physio last month that was doing a Masters, maybe that will help?

Have you spoken with your lecturers about this? They may be able to advise the best course of action.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonwade wrote:
I would suggest getting involved / communicating with people in the sports field.


We definitely agree. The biggest mistake that we found was enjoying ourselves too much at Uni when we should have been concentrating on work experience in all our free time. A lot of recruiters in the sport science are searching for individuals with experience as well as a academic success. You may find that completing a sports science degree after your physiotherapy degree might not be as beneficial as experience in the field. Might not answer your question completely but will definitely help!
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