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Suitability for physiotherapy

Physiotherapy student practising their skills on another student.
The practical class environment aims to replicate the clinical environment.

We need to make sure you are clear on the physical and mental requirements of the programme so that you can make an informed decision on whether Physiotherapy is the right course for you.

When we say that a registrant is ‘fit to practise’ we mean that they have the skills, knowledge and character to practise their profession safely and effectively.

One of the responsibilities of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a statutory regulator is to ensure that its members are fit to practise. You need to be aware of exactly what fitness to practise means before you enrol on the Physiotherapy (BSc) programme.

Watch a video about your suitability for physiotherapy.

Learning environment

The Physiotherapy (BSc) course is delivered through lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and workshops.

Placement learning

You will work in environments that are reflective of today’s physiotherapy practise, like hospitals, GP practices, patients’ homes, care homes and professional sporting environments.


How we assess physiotherapy students.

Contact us

If you have questions about the nature of the course, or about your ability to partake, please contact the Physiotherapy Admissions team who will direct you to the most appropriate person:

Physiotherapy Admissions Team

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