Keith Ward

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Academic qualifications

BSc (Hons), MA

Professional recognition / membership



0121 604 1000


I have practised as a Sports and Exercise Therapist since 1995 and have worked in a number of musculoskeletal clinics in the Midlands. I have taught at several colleges and universities, and since 2009 I have been a full-time lecturer on the BSc Sports Therapy programme at University College Birmingham. I am a member of the Society of Sports Therapists (SST), a member of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), a member of the Primary Care Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). I am a Health Walk Leader, Cascade Trainer and Scheme Coordinator, and a qualified British Nordic Walking (BNW) Instructor. I hold a biomedical BSc Rehabilitation Science degree; Diplomas in Sports Therapy, Sports Massage, Exercise Referral, Cardiac Rehabilitation, Cancer Rehabilitation, Obesity and Diabetes and Musculoskeletal Medicine; and an MA in Teaching and Learning.


Musculoskeletal Anatomy; Introduction to Sports Injuries; Academic Development; Pathology of Sports Injuries; Peripheral and Spinal Assessment; Common Sports Injuries; Professional Clinical Practice; Exercise as Medicine; Health Promotion; Soft Tissue Therapy; Professionalism and Ethics; Health and Wellness; Graduate Advantage.

Research Interests and scholarly activity

  • Author: Hands on Sports Therapy (Cengage Learning, 2004)
  • Managing Editor: Journal of Sports Therapy (2011 - 2015)
  • Editor: Handbook of Sports Therapy, Injury Assessment and Rehabilitation (Routledge, 2016)
  • Editor: Handbook of Sports and Exercise Therapy (Routledge, to be published 2023)

External engagements

  • I have developed and deliver Health Walks in and around Birmingham city centre on behalf of University College Birmingham.
  • I am the editor and lead author for the forthcoming Routledge Handbook of Sports and Exercise Therapy, which is a multi-authored, evidence-based text, due for publication in 2023.

Department of Sport and Nutrition

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