Manchester Metropolitan University

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Designed for qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths with clinical experience, you'll study the prevention, diagnosis and management of sport and exercise related medical conditions and injuries. You'll choose specialist units that fit with your interests and career aspirations and have the opportunity to gain additional professional accreditation, qualification or membership with external professional bodies. This includes Immediate Care in Sport Certificate and Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME). The majority of this course is delivered at The Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP). Here you'll have the opportunity to use world-class facilities, such as the environmental chamber, 3D performance capture hall, and the laboratory spaces for specialist exercise testing. You'll perform practical sessions such as biomechanics and aerobic capacity tests. You'll learn theory in seminars, exploring cases and developing the specialist knowledge needed to support your career path into sport and exercise medicine. Topics you might consider include injury diagnosis, nutrition for sports, sports psychology and physiotherapy to help athletes get back into competitions, and performance enhancement. To ensure our curriculum is relevant, our course has guest lectures from industry professionals who are experts in their field of practice. Past guest lecturers on this course include Adrian Gardner (Strength and Conditioning Coach at St Helens Rugby League Club), Chris Rosimus (Head of Nutrition at The Football Association), John Hartley (First Team Physiotherapist at Aston Villa Football Club) and Dr Leon Creaney (Team Doctor for British Athletics). Our course content aligns with the Speciality Training Curriculum for SEM (2010) designed by the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board and the Sports Physiotherapy Competencies and Standards Framework (2005).

Entry requirements

MSc: Typical entry requirements: applicants should hold: an MchB (MBBS) or equivalent or a degree in physiotherapy (normally 2:2 or above) or a PgDip in physiotherapy together with evidence of an approved and relevant post qualification education. a degree in osteopathy (M Ost (Hons) normally 2:2 or above) and two year's clinical experience. applications from other professions will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants will be interviewed or have their application carefully scrutinised in order to establish the relevance of the programme to their learning needs, the necessary commitment to learning and where appropriate, support from their manager / employer. Interviews may be conducted in person or by Skype or telephone. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be undertaken via a range of assessment methods. A range of inclusive methods will be undertaken to ensure that all learning outcomes are met and that a wide range of learning styles are supported. These will include essays, practical examinations, oral presentations, poster presentations, written and oral exams, case studies, literature reviews, quizzes, portfolios and projects.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 15 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time September 2019 - 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 - 2 Years

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Main Site M15 6BH North West

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