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Course summary

Course overview Designed for qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths with clinical experience, you’ll study the prevention, diagnosis and management of sport and exercise related medical conditions and injuries. You’ll choose specialist units that fit with your interests and career aspirations and have the opportunity to gain additional professional accreditation, qualification or membership with external professional bodies. This includes Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME). The majority of this course is delivered at Manchester Metropolitan University, with some aspects delivered at The Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP). You’ll have the opportunity to use world-class facilities, such as the environmental chamber, 3D performance capture hall, and the laboratory spaces for specialist exercise testing. You’ll perform practical sessions such as biomechanics and aerobic capacity tests. You’ll learn theory in seminars, exploring cases and developing the specialist knowledge needed to support your career path into sport and exercise medicine. Topics you might consider include injury diagnosis, nutrition for sports, sports psychology and physiotherapy to help athletes get back into competitions, and performance enhancement. To ensure our curriculum is relevant, our course theme lead is Prof John Rogers. We also have guest lectures from industry professionals who are experts in their field of practice, Adrian Gardner (Head of Performance at Warrington Wolves Rugby League; Lead S&C for England 2022 WC squad), John Hartley (First Team Physiotherapist at Derby Football Club) and Dan Richardson (Performance Nutritionist with England Touch Association). Features and benefits

  • Postgraduate Medicine - This course is part of a University-wide initiative that aims to lead in medical education, applied research and knowledge exchange.
  • Specialist study - A course designed to enable qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths to specialise in the field of sport and exercise medicine.
  • Flexible study options - You can complete this masters degree on a full-time (15 months) or part-time basis.
  • Specialist facilities - You’ll have the majority of teaching at The Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP), a specialist facility that combines cutting-edge diagnostics and facilities, education, and research and development across sport science and medicine.
  • Professional development - You’ll have the opportunity to gain professional accreditation, qualification or membership with external professional bodies.
  • Teaching expertise - Our teaching team includes experts currently working in sport, including Professor John Rogers, Professor Michael Callaghan (Head of Physical Therapies at Manchester United Football Club, Diane Ryding (Academy Physiotherapist Manchester United Football Club), , Dr Aashish Vyas (Elite Breathlessness clinic at MIHP) and Cari Thorpe (Head of Medical and Sport Science with the England Touch Association (rugby)).
  • Industry links - We have strong collaborations with high profile sporting bodies in the region, including football, rugby and water polo.
  • Award options - You can exit this course with a postgraduate certificate (PgCert), postgraduate diploma (PgDip) or masters degree (MSc) in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Sport and Exercise Medicine at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS