University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football)

The overall aim of the programme is to enable exploration of the theoretical basis of exercise and sports medicine in general and football in particular, and its application to the development of a physiotherapist's and doctor's clinical reasoning. Using the process of clinical reasoning as its framework, the programme will integrate the key issues central to practice in this specialist area, including: clinical assessment, communication skills, accurate diagnosis, differential diagnosis, diagnostics and prognostics, treatment interventions, management approaches, best evidence, evaluation of outcome, strategies to reduce injury time.

Entry requirements

A BSc/BA Honours degree or equivalent, normally 1st or Upper 2nd Class Honours degree for physiotherapists / MBChB for doctors. Documented evidence post qualification experience of practice within a sporting context. Supporting evidence of appropriate Continuing Professional Development during this post qualification experience. Letter of support from employer. All applicants will be interviewed, either face to face or by conference call. English to IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component) or TOEFL Internet based 88 overall with no less than no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking, 21 in Writing.

Course modules

Core modules: research methodology in sport, exercise and rehabilitation; sports medicine (football) 1; sports medicine (football) 2; neuromuscular adaption to training; continuing professional development and mentored practice. In addition, you will choose 1 option module to the value of 20 credits from within the college (subject to availability and viability).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,715 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,715 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,715 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,715 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 5,715 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,070 per Year 1 (Wales) 13 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,070 per Year 1 (EU) 13 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,070 per Year 1 (England) 13 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,210 per Year 1 (International) 13 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,070 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 13 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,070 per Year 1 (Scotland) 13 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 10 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (EU) 10 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 10 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 17,960 per Year 1 (International) 10 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 10 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 10 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

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