Sport and Exercise Medicine in Football at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS

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Course summary

Looking to get into or build on your existing knowledge and skills in the exciting area of football medicine? This course is designed for sport and exercise therapy, physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation graduates, either interested in moving into football medicine, or already working within football and wishing to complete this master's degree alongside their clinical practice. Focusing on advanced clinical practice in football, this course will provide you with the opportunity to study specialist sport and exercise medicine modules designed to develop a specialist expertise in acute sports trauma, physical rehabilitation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a wide range of injuries in football. You will have the opportunity to develop the practical skills needed to rehabilitate injured football athletes and enhance the fitness, and performance of non-injured players. You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts related to the training, physical development, and rehabilitation of football athletes, as well as sport and exercise science procedures used in evaluating and monitoring fitness and performance. A mentored professional placement at a football club will provide you the opportunity to put theory into practice. You will be expected to take responsibility for your own caseload, examining, assessing, treating, and managing football athletes. This will enable you to develop, apply and reflect on your own performance across the core areas of football medicine and to draw on, and review, the profession’s evidence base. The programme has excellent links with professional football clubs, and you will have the opportunity to undertake the FA level 4 Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF) as part of this course. This course is for: This course is ideally suited to those looking to move into the exciting area of football medicine, who have already studied areas such as sport and exercise therapy, physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation.

Modules

Core modules

  • Assessment and Evaluation of the Football Athlete
This module will focus on developing your clinical skills and underpinning theoretical knowledge in the assessment and evaluation of pre- and post-injury/ medical illness of the football athlete. You will further develop your clinical reasoning and practical abilities in the planning and implementation of football specific assessment and evaluation protocols.
  • Applied Techniques in Sport and Exercise Science
When prescribing therapeutic exercise programmes to prepare the football athlete for training and competition and reduce the likelihood of injury, you will need to possess appropriate specialised knowledge of Sport and Exercise Science principles. This multi-disciplinary module serves to equip you with the underpinning theory behind three branches of Sport and Exercise Science – Exercise Physiology, Psychology, and Biomechanics. Key themes central to football medicine will underpin the content of this module and will cover the integration of a spectrum of factors that influence optimal performance and injury risk. Practical work will evaluate these factors with reference to the influence of training and conditioning.
  • Management and Rehabilitation of the Football Athlete
This module will focus on developing your clinical skills and underpinning theoretical knowledge in the management and rehabilitation of the football athlete. You will further develop your clinical reasoning and practical abilities in the planning and implementation of football specific management and rehabilitation protocols.
  • Applied Research Methods and Study Design
Your clinical decision processes will be based on the synthesis of the current evidence-based football medicine research for best practice, which underpins all learning strategies within this course. This module aims to promote your knowledge and understanding of the research process, and to develop the real-world skills necessary to undertake a successful research project.
  • Independent Research Project
This module will provide you with an opportunity to undertake an independent investigation into a theme of your choosing. You will be required to identify a specific academic problem or issue associated with football medicine, and then use an evidence-based approach to select the most appropriate research methodology to answer your question. You will then present your work in a peer reviewed journal format.
  • Professional Practice in Football
This practice-orientated module will provide you with an opportunity to draw together key aspects of your entire MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine in Football, incorporating a placement in a practical based football setting. You’ll learn what it means to be a therapist, in a football environment, where you can practice your professional skills with real injured football athlete.


How to apply

International applicants

Please note that we are unable to sponsor international students who require a Student Route Visa on part-time courses due to UKVI regulations. All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to check the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to visit our website to see the relevant information that outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.

Entry requirements

• An honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related field (Sport and Exercise Therapy, Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation) • Applicants will be either interested in moving into football medicine, or already working within a professional football environment. • Applicants may be admitted to the course who do not have a degree at 2:1 or above, provided they can demonstrate the necessary graduate-equivalent knowledge, abilities, and skills. • Applicants will hold a professional registration and professional indemnity appropriate to the country in which the mentored practice will take place. Language Requirements Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component • TOEFL IBT 92 with a minimum of 22 in writing and a minimum of 20 in reading, listening and speaking • Duolingo English Language Test - 115 overall with minimum of 100 in each component or equivalent. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9675 Whole course
Northern Ireland £9675 Whole course
Scotland £9675 Whole course
Wales £9675 Whole course
Channel Islands £9675 Whole course
EU £17065 Whole course
International £17065 Whole course

Additional fee information

While most course costs are covered by your tuition fees, some essential resources and optional extras may need to be paid for separately. For advice on budgeting and managing your money, please contact [email protected].

Sponsorship information

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

Sport and Exercise Medicine in Football at Solent University (Southampton) - UCAS