Interest in sport and exercise in the UK has increased significantly, and those working in the industry require a diverse set of skills. This course will enable you to apply science and medicine to help athletes recover from injury and reach their physical peak and also aid the general population in maintaining healthy lifestyles. You will gain practical expertise that will allow you to assess, treat and support individuals from a variety of sporting disciplines. By understanding the process of an injury audit to identify risk factors, you will learn how to implement an evidence-based treatment plan that minimises the chance of reinjury. You will develop a comprehensive knowledge of pathophysiology, biomechanics and sports-specific clinical reasoning, allowing you to accurately evaluate and treat injuries. You will study rehabilitation strategies and return-to-play assessments, and you will explore the emergent field of prehabilitation, which aims to prevent injuries before they occur. As a student on this course, you will join a research-led academic community in the subject area of therapeutic and rehabilitation sciences. Find out more You'll gain practical skills that you can apply straight away, whether you work or volunteer in sports, or are looking for your first job in the field. Our Sports Volunteer Programme has excellent links with professional sporting clubs and fitness initiatives, and you'll have the chance to maximise your learning by taking up additional experience opportunities offered through this. You'll be taught by staff who are practising sports and exercise therapists with a huge amount of expertise and professional links. As a student on this course, you will join a research-led academic community in the subject area of rehabilitation sciences. Why study Sport and Exercise Medicine at Leeds Beckett University...
- Fantastic practical experience
- Specialist facilities
- Research-led teaching
- Close partnerships with sports teams and organisations and private practice
- Epidemiology & Sports Trauma Management
- Neuromuscular Biomechanics
- Evidence-Based Practice in Sports Physiology
- Sports Injury Management & Rehabilitation
- Clinical Decision Making in Sport
- Clinical Exercise Testing & Prescription
Applicants should have either a medical degree from a recognised university; at least an upper 2nd Class Honours degree in the cognate subjects or physiotherapy, sports therapy or osteopathy. Other allied health professionals interested will be considered on a case by basis. Professional requirements: You must provide evidence in your application of the following as appropriate for your profession: Current unrestricted medical registration certificate (e.g. GMC); Registered osteopath and paid up member of GOsC (general osteopathic council); or registration certificate with the Health Care Professions Council or Society of Sports therapist/BASRAT. Applicants for this course are not usually interviewed. Therefore, it is important you demonstrate evidence of the following in your personal statement: A high level of interest in sport and exercise related health care; evidence of work experience in a sporting environment; evidence of excellent communication skills; evidence of self-directed study; evidence of the ability to work as part of a team; evidence of the ability to integrate information and skills across different subject areas; evidence of recent personal/academic development (normally within the past 5 years). All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum 6.5 in each component) or equivalent.
Fees and funding
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