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PGCert Sports Injury Management

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Full time | City Campus | 15 weeks | SEP

Study mode

Full time


15 weeks

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Sports Injuries Leisure / Recreation Management Sports Facilities Work

Course type


Course Summary

Course Details

Refine your expertise so that you can help athletes to recover from injury and also maintain the health of the general public. This course will provide you with the range of skills required to respond to a growing number of challenging developments within sport, such as dealing with an increasingly ageing population wanting to be physically active. You will understand the process of an injury audit to identify risk factors and learn how to implement an evidence-based treatment plan that minimises the chance of re-injury. You will study rehabilitation strategies and return to play assessments, and you will explore the emergent field of prehabilitation in order to prevent as well as treat injuries. You will gain practical experience of assessing, treating and supporting individuals from a variety of sporting disciplines, enabling you to accurately evaluate and attend to injuries, as well as help clients avoid future physical discomfort and damage.

Course Benefits

You will gain practical skills that you can apply straight away, whether you work or volunteer in sports, or are looking for your first job in the field. Our Sports Volunteer Programme has excellent links with professional sporting clubs and fitness initiatives, and you'll have the chance to maximise your learning by taking up additional experience opportunities offered through this. You'll be taught by staff who are practising sports and exercise therapists with a huge amount of expertise and professional links.


This module will develop your clinical reasoning skills in the assessment of sports injuries, complex clinical presentations and pathophysiology. You will build on your critical thinking, analysis and reflection skills with this module.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fees for this course are not yet confirmed.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should have either a medical degree from a recognised university; at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects or Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation, Podiatry or Osteopathy; or an MSc award in Physiotherapy (pre-registration) or Sports Therapy; or a Master of Osteopathy (MOST). Applicants for this course are not usually interviewed. Therefore, it is important you demonstrate evidence of the following in your personal statement: A high level of interest in Sport and Exercise related health care; Evidence of work experience in a sporting environment; Evidence of excellent communication skills; Evidence of self-directed study; Evidence of the ability to work as part of a team; Evidence of the ability to integrate information & skills across different subject areas; Evidence of recent personal/academic development (normally within the past 5 years).