Physiotherapist training is offered throughout the UK, so whether you want to train locally, or look to regions further afield, there are courses available.
Whichever region you are interested in, there has never been a better time to train as a physio therapist - the NHS, the main employer in the UK, is working more and more towards preventative medicine, so any field that helps keep people active is likely to be in increasing demand.
There are also opportunities to set up a private practice, or to specialize in areas such as orthopaedics, sports therapy, occupational health, working with older people or children, or working in research or teaching.
University courses lead to either a BSc or an MSc, and can be found from London to Leeds, Belfast to Birmingham. The Health Professions Council (HPC) holds the Register of Programmes, Qualifications and Institutions.
Getting onto a course can be competitive, and requires:
- Minimum of 5 GCSEs (A-C)/S grades (1-3) including maths, English and science subjects
- Four AS levels (at least grade B)
- Three A levels (grade C or above), including a biological science
Contact the HPC for more information and details of the universities that offer this training.