You will complete 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice throughout your degree, to comply with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's requirements. This includes six five-week placements in years two and three.  

Placements are designed to reinforce what you have learned on your course and prepare you for practice in a range of settings. 

We work with several hospital trusts offering expertise across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, and Leicestershire. Placement locations and areas of practice could include: 

  • musculoskeletal outpatients (clinic or gym based) 

  • neurology (may include stroke rehabilitation) 

  • cardiorespiratory (experience in intensive or high dependency units 

  • community cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation) 

  • paediatric oncology 

  • community health care of the older person 

  • trauma and orthopaedics (either elective, trauma, or spinal) 

  • clinical research project-based placements 

  • sports clubs/clinics  

  • Physiotherapy Education  

  • Project-based placement in leadership or research 


Our Clinical Placements team organises all placements. 

Your Physiotherapy placements

Please note:  In order to undertake a placement, you will need to achieve the relevant academic requirements as set by the University and meet any requirements specified by the placement host. There is no guarantee that you will be able to undertake a placement as part of your course.