Program Highlights

The only academic institution in the country that offers a bachelor's degree in sports therapy.
Studies award professional training certificates in these fields: gym coach certificates, hydrotherapist certificates, and medical masseur certificates. In addition, athletic therapist certificates and therapeutic sports certificates are achievable, depending on your specialization.
Graduates of the program will be trained to work with sports groups and associations, sports centers, gyms, therapeutic pools, therapeutic clinics, disabilities in sports, special demographics, and more.


This program is for students whose great loves are sports and therapy. Do you believe that sports can change people’s lives? Our degree will allow you to combine sports and therapy and turn that into your profession. Now the ball’s in your court.

Sports therapy is an important profession that is only becoming more relevant as the awareness of the impact of sports on our lives and on a healthy lifestyle spreads to more people.

Sports therapy is considered an exceptional therapeutic tool. As graduates, you’ll be able to make a significant difference in the lives of seniors, those with physical or mental disabilities, and many others.

Topics of Study include: Physical Education, Early Childhood Movement, Sports Psychology, Orthopedics, Nutrition, Diagnosis and Prevention of Sports Injuries, Anatomy, Developmental Psychology, Child Development, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Play and Movement at an Early Age, Therapeutic Water Professions, and more.

The program allows you to choose one of two specializations:

Athletic Therapist (A.T) – training, injury prevention and treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries among athletes.

Therapeutic sports – training learners to adapt sports activities to each person, according to their needs and abilities, specializing in children, adults, and seniors with various disabilities.

The program combines practical studies, which include scenarios that simulate the work in the clinical field with different populations, as well as active observations in orthopedic clinics in Sheba, hydrotherapy, institutes for sports injuries, and settings for seniors or settings for particular groups (depending on specialization).


Among the subjects studied

First Year

  • Human anatomy A
  • Learning strategies
  • English for advanced students: A
  • Scientific and professional writing A
  • Introduction to Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Exact Sciences B+C (Physics)
  • Introduction to the health professions
  • Introduction to sociology and sociology of the body
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistics
  • English for advanced students: B
  • Anatomy B – Musculoskeletal
  • Functional anatomy – practical
  • Scientific and professional writing B
  • Introduction to physical fitness training and health
  • Introduction to General Physiology
  • Neuroanatomy and neurophysiology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Massage theory A – practical
  • Passive movements – practical


Second Year

  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Orthopedics and sports injuries
  • Biomechanics
  • Future generation
  • Practical aspects in the psychology of sport and physical training
  • Normal sensorimotor development
  • Introduction to histology and general pathology
  • Muscle tests – practical
  • Therapeutic water professions A – theoretical
  • Neurology
  • Kinesiology and posture – practical
  • Kinesiology and posture – theory
  • Massage theory B – practical
  • Human nutrition during rest and exertion
  • Exercises and training methods in the gym
  • Building a training and management plan in the gym
  • Diagnosis of sports injuries and dressings – practical
  • Medical imaging – (radiology)
  • Training and guiding theoretical and practical aspects
  • Pathological sensorimotor development
  • Introduction to the physiology of exercise
  • Introduction to Systems Pathology
  • Individual and group intervention skills
  • Therapeutic Water Professions B
  • Psychopathology – diagnosis and treatment
  • Active observation in hydrotherapy
  • Active observation in orthopedic clinics
  • Active observation and communication skills


Third Year

  • Core – practical
  • Electrotherapy and thermotherapy
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of athletes – FIFA11 workshop
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of athletes: A lower limb
  • Management and marketing of an independent business
  • Seminary A
  • Rehabilitation Psychology
  • Medics Course
  • Kinesiotape – practical
  • Kinesiotape – theoretical
  • Movement in old age
  • Movement for preschool and school-age children
  • Active observation – groups
  • Active observation – institutes
  • Active observation in therapeutic sports for children and adults
  • My role as an on-field Athletic Therapist – practical
  • My role as an on-field Athletic Therapist – theoretical
  • Medical imaging – (radiology)
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of athletes B – upper limb – practical + theoretical
  • Motor learning
  • Career development sessions
  • Simulation
  • Seminary B
  • Achievement sports – structure, planning, and control
  • Applied physiology in building training programs
  • Pharmacology
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Active observation – institutes
  • Active observation in therapeutic sports for adults
  • Active observation in sports therapy


Skills you will have upon graduation

  • Diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries
  • Building training programs for athletes and those with disabilities/populations with special needs
  • Prevention of sports injuries
  • Conducting as part of a multi-professional team accompanying the athlete/patient


Career opportunities in the field

Graduates work as sports therapists in the following settings:

  • Sports teams and sports associations
  • Sports centers and gyms
  • Therapeutic pools
  • Clinics for children and adults with disabilities
  • Day centers and nursing homes
  • Personal trainer for athletes


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I Believe
Dr. Ella Bean Head of Program
I am proud to be the head of the Department of Sports Therapy and to lead the first degree in the country in the field. This is a fascinating field that combines the worlds of therapy and the worlds of sports and came from a real need in the market for sports therapists.
I Believe
Inbal Weissman I came to the Department of Sports Therapy from a desire for innovation. A new degree is an interesting and especially for a required profession. I have discovered attentive lecturers, who look at you at eye level, matter-of-factly. They are hospitable and patient.

Our Program Graduates Speak

Your next job could be...
A sports therapist for local sports teams
Your next job could be...
Running your own sports therapy clinic
Your next job could be...
A sports therapist for national teams and sports associations

Study Days and Placement

More About the Program

  • The Council for Higher Education has approved the opening of the program. Awarding of the degree is conditional on its approval.
  • The program has a complete safety net of a bachelor’s degree in education and social studies with training in sports.
  • The program is offered in collaboration with the orthopedic department of Sheba Medical Center.
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