Ulster University

Ulster University

Sport and Exercise Medicine

This programme is tailored towards clinical professionals working as medical doctors, or other health professionals including physiotherapy and podiatry; it provides the knowledge, critical awareness and transferable skills for physicians and allied health professionals aspiring to engage in the field of sports medicine; the primary focus are to develop practitioners who understand the importance of evidence based and specialist reflective practice, who enhance the health care of people who are involved in sport and exercise within the UK, Ireland and beyond; the programme has been developed in collaboration with various professional bodies; in particular, consultation with members of: the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports Medicine, the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists, the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and the British Association of Sport and Exercise Medicine has informed our learning outcomes, module content and delivery.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have gained an Honours or non-Honours degree from a University of the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, from the Council for National Academic Awards, the National Council for Educational Awards, or the Higher Education and Training Awards Council or from an institution of another country which is recognised as being of an equivalent standard; or an equivalent standard in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or an approved alternative qualification; and provide evidence of competence in written English (GCSE grade C or equivalent); and be registered as a health professional with the relevant regulatory body or equivalent; in exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the course committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route; evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme.

Course modules

Sport injury management: maximising clinical effectiveness; sports rehabilitation critical thinking and dynamic practice; physical activity for disease prevention; sports biomechanics; research methods; PgDip sport and exercise medicine (optional exit route); MSc research.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

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028 7012 3456