As a physiotherapist you are integral to optimising functional ability and the quality of life of many individuals. You achieve this through your skills in health promotion and education, exercise prescription and rehabilitation and preventative health care. This course prepares you for a career in physiotherapy by combining university-based and clinical based experience. During the course we introduce you to key concepts of professional practice, such as reflective practice, building the therapeutic relationship and models of health, illness and disability. You use examples of real patient stories to develop your understanding of service users’ perceptions and experiences, and you explore clinical guidelines and protocols for best practice. This feeds into the inter-professional education (IPE) module which further develops concepts of collaborative practice, safeguarding and factors which impact on health. Throughout the three years you study key areas of physiotherapy, such as neurology, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular respiratory. In each of these areas you study clinically relevant underpinning anatomy and physiology. You also have the opportunity to gain level 2 and 3 fitness instructor awards during first and second year. Placement settings can range from private and GP practices to hospital physiotherapy departments. A wide range of placement opportunities are available to you due to our excellent links with physiotherapy providers across Yorkshire, Humber and the East Midlands. You undertake your first four week placement at the end of first year. We prepare you for this with an observational visit to a healthcare setting during your first year. In years two and three placements build from six to eight weeks, allowing you to consolidate your knowledge and skills, and enhance your placement experience.