From inception, one of the earliest aims of The Society of Sports Therapists was to accredit and validate educational programmes in Sports Therapy.
The Society has made major advances in the development of accredited educational qualifications and endeavoured to raise standards in Sports therapy.
The University of North London (now London Metropolitan University) signed a collaborative agreement in 1996 and became the first University to run a BSc (Hons) Degree in Sports Therapy in collaboration with The Society.
Since that time, the Society has made rapid strides as a Membership organisation and now collaborates with twenty-three universities in the UK and two internationally. These are:
London Metropolitan, Leeds Beckett, Coventry, Edge Hill, Staffordshire, Southampton Solent, Birmingham City and Bournemouth Universities, the Universities of Central Lancashire, Chichester, East London, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Worcester, Wales Trinity Saint David, Bucks New University, Derby and Lincoln, plus University College Birmingham, Portobello Institute, York and Hartpury Colleges and the Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong.
The Society accredits both BSc(Hons) and MSc programmes Sports Therapy.
Details of all universities, colleges and institutes that currently have collaborative links with The Society of Sports Therapists can be found on the Accredited Programmes page