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Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) MSc

Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

13 months

Start date

22-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Football Personal Fitness Sports Medicine Sports / Movement Science Sports Physiotherapy

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Our innovative Exercise and Sports Medicine (Football) MSc is aimed at physiotherapists and doctors either working within football medicine or interested in moving into football medicine.

The programme is aimed at physiotherapists and doctors and is ideal for those either working within football medicine or interested in moving into football medicine.

The learning and teaching for two specialist modules is delivered in the tranquil grounds of St George’s park with input from the Football Association’s sports key sports medicine staff. Anatomy teaching is delivered in the state-of-the-art prosectorium at University of Birmingham.

This is a research-led programme delivered within a School with 90% of its research classified as world leading or internationally excellent, with experts from football medicine, sports medicine and musculoskeletal medicine.

The programme is part of a collaboration framework of MSc and MRes programmes between the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences and the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

The overall aim of the programme is to enable exploration of the theoretical basis of exercise and sports medicine in general and football in particular, and its application to the development of a physiotherapist's and doctor's clinical reasoning. Using the process of clinical reasoning as its framework, the programme will integrate the key issues central to practice in this specialist area, including: clinical assessment, communication skills, accurate diagnosis, differential diagnosis, diagnostics and prognostics, treatment interventions, management approaches, best evidence, evaluation of outcome, strategies to reduce injury time etc.

The programme will facilitate the evaluation of existing evidence through the exploration of the assessment and management of athletes. It will provide students with the opportunity to tailor their learning experience to meet their personal and professional needs, developing their capacity for leadership within a multidisciplinary team providing clinical management in football. The programme will promote enquiry based learning through a range of strategies including case analysis and problem based learning.

The programme is written in line with the international competencies and standards established by the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists and the Specialty Training Curriculum for Sports and Exercise Medicine from the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board, and in collaboration with The Football Association and physiotherapists and doctors working within football and other sporting contexts.

Careers

The programme has been written collaboratively with The Football Association for physiotherapists and doctors either working within football medicine or interested in moving into football medicine, to enhance your employability. Specifically, the programme has been written in line with the international competencies and standards established by the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists and the Speciality Training Curriculum for Sports and Exercise Medicine from the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board, and in collaboration with The Football Association and physiotherapists and doctors working within football and other sporting contexts.

Modules

The focus of this module is the integrated assessment and evaluation of the football athlete. The module will use clinical reasoning and excellence in clinical skills as the framework for exploring issues associated with assessment and evaluation of illness/injury within football.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

13,375

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

23,760

Entry requirements

Students should have a BSc/BA Honours degree or equivalent, normally first or upper second class Honours degree for physiotherapists / MBChB for doctors. Documented evidence post qualification experience of practice within a sporting context. Supporting evidence of appropriate Continuing Professional Development during this post qualification experience. Letter of support from employer. All applicants will be interviewed, either face to face or by conference call.