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Course summary

The MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health based at the Liverpool Hope University is designed to provide you with a broad understanding of sports and exercise medicine, principles of musculoskeletal injury management and rehabilitation, the vital role of physical activity in promoting health and prevention of musculoskeletal and chronic disease, and fundamental aspects of exercise physiology linked to clinical conditions. This will develop students’ future career potential in many areas including elite sports, sports and musculoskeletal clinics, exercise medicine and exercise prescription services, public health, and NHS services. The MSc programme is underpinned by a strong emphasis on improving health through exercise combined with the assessment and evidence-based management of sports and musculoskeletal injury. Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures and practical sessions utilising well-equipped facilities within the School of Health Sciences including exercise physiology, biomechanics and sport performance labs, dedicated clinical teaching areas, on-site Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation Clinic (PSRC), gym, and strength and conditioning suite. This programme will provide a good scientific foundation for students who are academically motivated to continue with further education and proceed on to study towards MPhil and PhD.


The programme entails core modules (totalling 120 credits) and a research project (60 credits). Clinical and non-clinical teaching sessions are spread over the year by means of one half-day per week. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health. Upon successful completion of 120 credits, you will be awarded a Postgraduate diploma in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health. A stand-alone Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time nine months excluding research project) is also offered.

Entry requirements

This MSc is open to both non-medical and medical graduates with an appropriate background who wish to achieve a deeper understanding of sports medicine, sports injuries and exercise medicine, are planning a career in the field, or wish to develop the skills necessary for further research. Applicants are expected to have a degree in Sport Rehabilitation, Sport Therapy, Physiotherapy, Sport and Exercise Sciences, Medicine, Biological/Biomedical sciences, or other Health Professions/health-related areas. Alternative qualifications will also be considered on a case-by-case basis. Entry criteria: At least a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent. Successful applicants will also be asked to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. All suitable applicants will be interviewed.

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Sport Medicine, Exercise and Health at Liverpool Hope University - UCAS