Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

Skeleton and organ models

Physiotherapy (pre-registration)

Awarded by St George’s, University of London

Kingston and St George’s physiotherapy courses are extremely reputable, producing confident and capable practitioners with registration status for over 10 years. Our pre-registration physiotherapy courses explore concepts, principles and theories of anatomy, physiology, movement, therapeutic exercise, electro-physical modalities and health promotion.

These courses are currently offered through a partnership with Kingston University, the Joint Faculty of Health Social Care and Education. For students enrolling from 2022, the courses will be delivered through a structure which is the sole responsibility of St George’s, University of London, our Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education. There will be no impact on the teaching or the award of the degree. See further information.


Pre-registration status course

Post-registration course for continuing personal and professional development

Eligible to be completed on a stand-alone or continuous module-by-module basis within a five year period

Eligible for international students

Why choose us?

  • The Guardian University Guide 2015 ranks Kingston and St George’s as top in London for allied health professions.
  • You will spend over 30 weeks of study time during your qualification on clinical placement.
  • You will gain valuable experience working with people with dementia, through our innovative CARDS programme.
  • Dissection room – a dedicated facility for understanding the internal structure of the human anatomy and the discerning functions and relationships of its components. This is unique to universities in the United Kingdom.
  • 96 per cent of students are satisfied with the quality of the course.
  • We have a reputation, extending over a decade, for taking a holistic approach to rehabilitation sciences disciplines – including physiotherapy, rehabilitation and exercise for health.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service check.
  • A professional uniform.
  • Placement across a wide variety of healthcare settings.

Employment prospects
90 per cent of physiotherapy students obtain employment within six months after graduation.
Learning tools and facilities
  • Skills laboratories with the latest equipment.
  • Bone library with a range of learning materials to support the teaching of latest practice.
Student benefits
Our course offers the innovative use of peer-assisted learning, first year students particularly benefit in particular from the support provided by third years in classroom and clinical settings.

We have a dedicated Student Support Officer to ensure student wellbeing; they are the first point of contact for students who have personal problems, need advice or are seeking information about University services.

Practice placements
We work closely with over 80 NHS Trusts, private and voluntary sector partners in and around London to provide our students with experience of practice before they graduate.


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