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

Either research methods (distance learning) or developing evidence based practice; sports medicine (football) 1; sports medicine (football) 2; neuromuscular adaption to training; continuing professional development and mentored practice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 5,715 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
PgDip Full-time £ 9,020 per Academic year (home fees) 10 months
PgDip Full-time £ 17,960 per Academic year (overseas fees) 10 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,070 per Academic year (home fees) 13 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,210 per Academic year (overseas fees) 13 months

Campus details

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

Key information

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