We are looking for applicants who have a good understanding of the breadth of the profession and the diverse settings where Physiotherapists may work. Work experience shadowing a Physiotherapist is highly recommended, however, we appreciate that this can sometimes be difficult to obtain. Where shadowing experience isn't possible, knowledge of the profession may be gained through attending University open days or careers events, talking to qualified Physiotherapists, reading professional publications or researching online. The following websites may provide a helpful starting point; the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and Health and Care Professions Council, and Step into the NHS and NHS Careers.
If your Physiotherapy work experience is still pending when you submit your application, please don't worry. Tell us what you have planned, demonstrate that you have researched the breadth of the profession in other ways and reflect on any alternative relevant experience you have had so far.
Applicants should ensure that their personal statements are focused on a clear interest and motivation for becoming a Physiotherapist. Applicants should also:
- Be able to reflect on their work experiences in relation to their future studies and their career
- Demonstrate team-working and leadership skills; for example in your work, hobbies or sports
- Show clear awareness of the qualities and values that are needed to become a healthcare professional
- Demonstrate strong verbal and inter-personal communication and listening skills
- Be able to work with a wide variety of different people as individuals, and provide examples of this
- Have strong and creative problem solving and thinking skills
- Have clear motivation for a career in Physiotherapy, and have made a reasoned career choice
- Be able to articulate clearly why they are interested in a career in Physiotherapy
We welcome applications from disabled students. More information and guidance on disability and becoming a health and care professional can be found on the Health and Care Professional Council website.
No offers will be made without Interview. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee an interview, or a place on the course. For full details please see the UCAS website.
All offers are subject to satisfactory Health Clearance and Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks.
Students will also be required to sign a Code of Conduct and Fitness to Practice disclosure on commencement of the course.
The University strongly recommends that all students join the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP). Joining this professional body will enable you to access a wide range of academic material that will enhance your learning. Additional benefits include clinical negligence insurance that may be necessary for practice learning in some non-NHS practice placements. Not becoming a member may affect your opportunities to experience the widest range of placements.