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Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health (MSc)

Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health (MSc)

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Full time | Hope Park | 12 months | OCT-22

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Full time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Personal Fitness Sports Physiotherapy Sports Medicine Sports / Movement Science Medicine (General)

Course type


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.

Why Choose Hope?

Over the past few years, Liverpool Hope University has invested substantially (£16.5m) in the facilities to create purpose built environments for delivering high quality programmes in relevant fields. Some examples include new buildings (School of Health Sciences) with comprehensive sport and exercise laboratories, well-equipped sporting amenities including gym and strength and conditioning suites, on-site clinical facilities including a dedicated clinical teaching area and an on-site Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation Clinic (PSRC) along with a broad range of outdoor facilities. These facilities together with investment in staffing and existing partnerships with multiple professional clubs, private clinics and organisations such as and Great British Judo and English Institute of Sport provides a productive, research-informed learning and teaching environment for students. The Undergraduate Sport Rehabilitation programme has been extremely popular with the students going from strength to strength indicating the quality and feasibility of the teaching environment and student experience.

The MSc in Sports Medicine, Exercise and Health at Liverpool Hope University is reinforced by a strong emphasis on improving health through exercise participation and prescription together with a deeper understanding of evidence-based assessment, prevention, and management of sports and musculoskeletal injuries. The programme has a balanced content reflecting the true multidisciplinary content making it a suitable programme for students with diverse knowledge and experience backgrounds and broad future career prospects.


This programme will provide graduates with more profound understanding into the key areas of sports injury prevention and management, health and physical activity and exercise physiology. Graduates will gain a valuable insight for prescribing exercise safely for a range of special populations, injuries, medical conditions, and chronic diseases. This will prepare them for potential work in many areas including elite sports medicine, professional sport clubs, private musculoskeletal clinics, exercise medicine and health promotion services, and the NHS. Students have unrivalled access to guest speakers, all experts in their own field locally, nationally and internationally for career advice and potential opportunities.


Rehabilitation of Sports Injuries
Sports Injuries (Lower Limb, Upper Limb, Head, Neck and Spine)
Biomechanical techniques in human health and performance
Research Project
Physical Activity and Health
Functional Sports and Musculoskeletal Anatomy
Exercise Physiology
Research Methods
Sports Injury Prevention

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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.

University information

Liverpool Hope University is a research-oriented institution offering a selection of high quality taught and research postgraduate courses. The university is located across two green campuses: Hope Park, just four miles from Liverpool city centre, and the Creative Campus, close to the city centre. There is also a small residential campus at Aigburth Park. Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant investment in buildings and equipment...more