Studying Physiotherapy at Salford

student physios
So you’ve applied to study Physiotherapy, we've made you an offer, but you’re still deciding or have further questions? 
We want to make sure you have all the information you need as you get ready to study at Salford. We hope the information below helps you in your decision making. If you have any further questions, simply get in touch with us here.

Why should you study Physiotherapy at the University of Salford?


Upon graduation, you are eligible to become a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and apply to be placed on the Health and Care Professions Council’s (HCPC) Register of Physiotherapists


You will gain wide-ranging experience from placements in NHS hospitals and community-based Trusts, private hospitals, sporting organisations and private practices both locally and beyond the north-west region


We can proudly report that we have received an 85% overall student satisfaction rate in 2022 (NSS 2022).

Our Facilities

Clinical skills rooms

In our clinical skills rooms you’ll be able to practice new skills in a safe environment under the supervision of a qualified practitioner. The Mary Seacole Building is home to a number of plinth rooms used by physiotherapy and sports students which offer multi-purpose couches for in-house clinical sessions.

Human Performance Lab

Our world-class human performance laboratory is one of the best equipped in the country and contains almost every type of physiological and biomechanical testing equipment, including:

  • A 30-metre sprint track with in-built force platforms.
  • Motion cameras.
  • Blood and gas analysis equipment.
  • Speed guns.

The University is also home to three gait labs, which, together with the human performance lab, are used to conduct groundbreaking research that underpins your learning.

Student Support Services

We want you to enjoy your time studying here, but we understand that there may be times when you need a little extra support. Whether you need support with mental health and counselling, living costsaccommodation or just want a chat with our friendly Wellbeing Team, we are here to help. Find out more about all of the student services we offer here.

What our Graduates said (NSS 2022):


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff have made the subject interesting


The course is intellectually stimulating

Did you know? 

We're proud to say that in the Complete University Guide 2023 rankings our Physiotherapy course has jumped to 15th place nationally and 3rd place in the North West. 

Our graduates say:

"Practical seminars and lectures provided a mixture of learning environments. This combination made learning an enjoyable experience with days of clinical experience offered at local trusts. This variety made engaging with the course easier. Projects I have worked on have involved working in groups, which has allowed me to establish strong friendships with my peers, making my time at Salford amazing. I have made friendships at Salford that I will take with me for life."


If you haven't already, make sure you secure a place at one of our upcoming Offer Holder Days. On a visit day, you will have the opportunity to experience life as a Salford student on your chosen course - you'll meet your teaching team, hear from current students and connect with other applicants.

Book a visit day


Go back to our Offer Holder Hub and find out more about accommodation, finance, and wellbeing and support.