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Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc/PgDip/PgCert

Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc/PgDip/PgCert

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Full time


15 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports / Movement Science Sports Medicine Sports Physiotherapy

Course type


Course Summary


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 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. Past guest lecturers on this course include Adrian Gardner (Head of Performance at Warrington Wolves Rugby League), Chris Rosimus (Head of Nutrition at The Football Association), John Hartley (First Team Physiotherapist at Aston Villa Football Club) and Aaron Green (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with English Touch Association).


On this course, you’ll develop the knowledge to deliver specialist advice and skills to manage elite athletes and sportspeople of all abilities recovering from illness, injury or managing long-term conditions. Students will also achieve PgCert and PgDip awards during this course.


This unit will cover the physiological responses and adaptations of the body that occur with exercise training and performance. Exercise physiology will focus on the nature of different sports and exercises, including the principles and components of fitness and the physiological demands of exercise. There will be focus on the physiology of the body that underpins the capacity for exercise and athletic performance.

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Entry requirements

The course is aimed at qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths. Applicants should hold: An MBChB (MBBS) or equivalent or A degree in physiotherapy (normally 2.2 or above)/a graduate diploma in physiotherapy together with evidence of an approved and relevant post qualification education or A degree in Osteopathy (M Ost (Hons), normally 2.2 or above) and Two years’ clinical experience. All students applying for the programme will usually be required to have two years’ clinical experience, but the final decision on an applicant’s suitability will be made at interview. Applicants will be interviewed or have their application carefully scrutinised in order to establish the relevance of the course to their learning needs, the necessary commitment to learning and where appropriate, support from their manager / employer. Interviews may be conducted in person or by Skype or telephone.

University information

Manchester Metropolitan University offers a welcoming, stimulating and supportive environment in which to study for your postgraduate qualification. More than 6,000 students choose to study for a postgraduate qualification at Manchester Met. The University offers more than 250 postgraduate taught programmes and has 14 centres of research expertise. The campus is perfectly placed for you to enjoy Manchester, a city world-renowned for its...more

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