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Practising in the dynamic field of specialist sports care, you could find yourself working with elite athletes or have the opportunity to start your own sports therapy business. Read more

Practising in the dynamic field of specialist sports care, you could find yourself working with elite athletes or have the opportunity to start your own sports therapy business.

You will study the theories which underpin the practical application of sports therapy. You will have access to the University's specialist resources and be able to draw on the considerable expertise of our sport and health academics to further hone your expertise.

You will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and sharpen your practical skills on several placements. You could refine your expertise in the assessment, treatment and management of injuries working in a private practice, with the University?s sports teams or with elite-level athletes and professional sports clubs.

Accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists, upon completion of this course you will be able to apply for membership (insured) status of the society.

University Sport

At our University we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our University Sport website

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.

Course Benefits

Our course team includes tutors who engage with elite Olympic and professional athletes, international sports teams as well as local and University teams. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to work across the expertise of two of our University's faculties and maximise the specialist facilities available for both therapy and sport. 

You can study flexibly over one or two years, and our placement opportunities offer a wide variety of different experiences, with links to one national professional sports teams, as well as volunteering opportunities.

Core modules

  • Sports Therapy Skills & Practice 1
  • Sports Therapy Skills & Practice 2
  • Understanding & Evaluating the Evidence
  • Placements within Sports Therapy Contexts
  • Research in Practice

Option modules (full-time only)

  • Clinical Exercise Testing & Prescription
  • Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  • Neuromuscular Biomechanics
  • Advanced Clinical Decision Making

Job prospects

You may work as a sports therapist in a variety of settings, including sports teams, clinics, fitness clubs and education providers. Alternatively, you may choose to be self-employed working across different sectors of sport and leisure. If you hold a sports therapy or physiotherapy qualification, you will have enhanced employment options in health, sport and recreation.

  • Sports Therapist
  • Sports Coach
  • Lecturer/ Trainer


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Sports Therapy is a rapidly developing area of healthcare, with the public and sporting population becoming increasingly aware of the requirements to care for their bodies from a health and exercise perspective. Read more

Sports Therapy is a rapidly developing area of healthcare, with the public and sporting population becoming increasingly aware of the requirements to care for their bodies from a health and exercise perspective. This does mean that they are more at risk of injury. By studying this course you could become part of this profession working with elite athletes, in the NHS, or as part of your own Sports Therapy business.

This full-time, one year degree offers sports science (or similar) graduates the opportunity to develop the practical and theoretical skills to become a graduate Sports Therapist. On successful completion of this masters you will be entitled to become a member of The Society of Sports Therapists and able to practice as a Sports Therapist in your chosen field of specialism.

What will this course cover?

Sports Therapy is based on five pillars of competency:

prevention

recognition and evaluation

management, treatment and referral

rehabilitation

education and professional practice issues.

This course has been designed around these five pillars and in accordance with the educational competencies of a Sports Therapist as set by The Society of Sports Therapists. The degree will take you through the ability to deal with an injury from the point of trauma (including a trauma management qualification) to assessment and diagnosis, followed by development of a full therapeutic treatment and exercise rehabilitation plan to return the patient back to their previous level of sport or exercise.

Careers

A Sports Therapist is a healthcare professional. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to apply for full membership of The Society of Sports Therapists. With appropriate insurance this will enable you to work autonomously within professional and elite sport, the NHS or in private practice. This course is based upon placement and work experience opportunities which will enable development of key contacts within industry to help the progression into a career in Sports Therapy. Your dissertation will also be centred around the opportunity to publish your work and may lead into further research work, including PhD.

How to apply

Apply here: http://bucks.ac.uk/applynow/

Funding

There are a range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students which include sponsorship, bursaries, scholarships and loans: http://bucks.ac.uk/fees_funding/postgraduate-masters-scholarships/



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This course will allow you, as a practising therapist, to develop advanced clinical skills in the field of sports injury management. Read more

This course will allow you, as a practising therapist, to develop advanced clinical skills in the field of sports injury management. You will learn advanced assessment and diagnostic techniques, along with contemporary treatment and rehabilitation methods. You will devise specialised return-to-play guidelines for athletes that are specific to their sport, level and position, as well as viewing the outcome-based measures that are available for injury.

Learning to work as part of a multidisciplinary athlete support team is key, and you will be taught how to link with other professionals, such as strength and conditioning coaches and sports psychologists.

You will engage in current evidence-based thinking to inform your treatment and management decisions, with a view to challenging or enhancing your current clinical reasoning. The course offers great opportunities to engage in research with elite, national and international sports teams to encourage work-based research activity.

Modules

  • Lower Quadrant and Upper Quadrant
  • The Shoulder Girdle
  • Work-based sports therapy project
  • Dissertation
  • Continuing professional development

Study style

Learn through practical sessions supplemented by lecturers, seminars and independent study. Assessment is through written coursework, reflective portfolios, clinical case studies and practical exams.

Typical modules:

  • Work Based Project
  • CPD
  • Lower quadrant
  • Upper Quadrant
  • Independent Project

The upper and lower quadrant modules can be taken as short course options. Please contact the Academic Course Leader, , for further information.

State-of-the-art clinical teaching rooms

Modules are delivered in new clinical teaching rooms, including our three dedicated sports therapy clinical labs, all equipped with industry standard facilities.

International reputation

We are one of the few institutions in the world providing qualifications to advance professional practice in sports therapy. This means you will be studying a unique course, with an international reputation.

Expert teaching

Our teaching team have extensive experience working with national, international and professional sports teams, and in a number of different sports. They continue to practice alongside teaching, which means our students are able to discuss real-life clinical situations and learn all the very latest in clinical practice.

Careers

As a practising sports therapist, you will advance your knowledge, clinical reasoning and problem solving in your sports therapy work setting.

Students would be able to progress onto either a PhD or Professional Doctorate pathway.



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The course is designed for sports scientists (or similar graduates) who wish to apply their knowledge to a therapy setting and learn clinical skills. Read more
The course is designed for sports scientists (or similar graduates) who wish to apply their knowledge to a therapy setting and learn clinical skills. Completing the course provides eligibility for membership of The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) which gives you licence to practice as a sports therapist. In the most recent (2014-15) Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.

More about this course

London Metropolitan is proud to have been one of the first universities in the UK to develop this ground-breaking degree. It tackles a growing demand for professionals, with sports-specific knowledge, and equips them with the tools necessary to become successful professional sports therapists.

This course focuses on giving you the ability to diagnose, treat and rehabilitate sports injuries or dysfunction to become a competent postgraduate sports therapist. It includes the development of practical, patient-handling and clinical decision-making skills. In addition, those who successfully complete the course are eligible for membership of the Society of Sports Therapists.

The University has a long history of teaching sports science and therapy courses, and an excellent record of graduate employment in these fields. You will benefit from a range of specialist resources within our £30m Science Centre including a fully-functioning public clinic.

A variety of methods will be used to assess your performance including literature reviews, seminar presentations, written seminar papers, time-constrained assessments, practical examinations (including viva voce) and the dissertation.

Professional accreditation

Eligibility available for graduates to membership of the Society of Sports Therapists who accredit the course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2016/17 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:
-Clinical Skills in Sports Therapy (core, 40 credits)
-Manual Therapy for Peripheral Joints (core, 20 credits)
-Manual Therapy for Spinal Joints (core, 20 credits)
-Scientific Frameworks for Research (core, 20 credits)
-Sports Application to Practice (core, 20 credits)
-Sports Rehabilitation (core, 20 credits)
-Sports Therapy and Exercise Science Dissertation (core, 40 credits)
-Work Placement (core, 20 credits)

After the course

Many former students work with professional, semi-professional and amateur sporting institutions. These include football, rugby, ice hockey and basketball teams, and professional cyclists. Roles have also been plentiful in private practice, providing sports therapy and rehabilitation services within health and leisure centres. There is also the option to pursue further research.

Moving to one campus

Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.

Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.

All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.

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The course prepares sports science graduates to work as Graduate Sports Therapists, delivering a full set of competencies within the elite and amateur sectors, from soft tissue therapies and joint mobilisations, to pitch-side first aid, taping and strapping. Read more

The course prepares sports science graduates to work as Graduate Sports Therapists, delivering a full set of competencies within the elite and amateur sectors, from soft tissue therapies and joint mobilisations, to pitch-side first aid, taping and strapping. You will develop the skills to rehabilitate athletes to full sports participation, as well as examine and assess injuries for diagnosis or referral. All learning is focused on acquiring professional skills, which means that students underpin their studies with placements and practical experience. The motivated teaching Should be staff are well connected to the sports industry, with experience of working as professional sports therapists and within elite sports settings. The university has a strong reputation for the sporting achievements of its students and alumni; as a member of this dynamic community you will have access to first-class facilities to complement your studies. This highly practical course will equip you with a unique set of skills within the field of sports science and will prepare you for a rewarding career in an exciting and emerging profession. Sports therapists work at elite, semi-professional and amateur levels either in team sports or with individual athletes. They also work within the sports injury clinic environment.

Modules

  • SP7016: Sports Therapy II (30 Credits) - Core
  • SP7019: Manual Therapy of the Spine (15 Credits) - Core
  • SP7001: Research Methods (15 Credits) - Core
  • SP7015: Sports Therapy I (15 Credits) - Core
  • SP7522: Clinical Placement (60 Credits) - Core
  • SP7521: Advanced Skills in Sports Therapy (30 Credits) - Core
  • SP7018: Manual Therapy (15 Credits) - Core


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Our MSc Sports Therapy aims to prepare students to apply sports science knowledge and principles to the assessment and treatment of injuries within a sporting context. Read more
Our MSc Sports Therapy aims to prepare students to apply sports science knowledge and principles to the assessment and treatment of injuries within a sporting context. The course is designed to develop skills in pitch side first aid and trauma management, clinical injury assessment and competency in planning and implementing appropriate treatment and rehabilitation programmes for a range of sports injuries.

As a student you have the opportunity to develop the skills to utilise sports and exercise principles to optimise performance. You have the chance to learn to provide immediate care of injuries and the capability of providing basic life support in a recreational, training and competitive environment. In addition, you can develop the skills to research and apply research findings to sports therapy practice.

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- https://www.kent.ac.uk/locations/medway/. The Professional Doctorate in Sport, Exercise and Health Science is a specialist programme designed for experienced sport, exercise and health practitioners who would like to undertake research that is relevant and applied to their area of professional practice. Read more

This course will be held at the Medway Campus

- https://www.kent.ac.uk/locations/medway/

The Professional Doctorate in Sport, Exercise and Health Science is a specialist programme designed for experienced sport, exercise and health practitioners who would like to undertake research that is relevant and applied to their area of professional practice.

Through a combination of individually tutored modules and your own research, you develop your academic and professional knowledge and acquire a range of advanced research skills. The professional doctorate programme culminates with the submission of your doctoral thesis or portfolio on a topic that advances your area of professional knowledge or practice.

Visit the website https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/158/sport-exercise-and-health-science-professional-doctorate

About the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is one of the most exciting and innovative sports schools in the UK.

The School is based on the University’s award-winning Medway campus and has well-equipped, state-of the-art sports science laboratories, sports therapy clinic, sports rehabilitation gymnasium and respiratory clinic.

The University of Kent has recently benefited from the development of Medway Park, an £11 million project to create a regional centre of sporting excellence that was an approved pre-Olympic training camp venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Medway Park has hosted a number of major sporting events, such as the Modern Pentathlon World Cup and European Championships.

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences offers both taught and research postgraduate courses in Sport and Exercise Science and Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation.

Study support

- Postgraduate resources

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has recently invested heavily in its equipment and other resources, and has world-class sports therapy and sport science facilities. Campus facilities include a 12-couch teaching clinic and state-of-the-art sports science laboratories. There is a wide range of equipment, including motorised and non-motorised treadmills, cycle ergometers, an isokinetic dynamometer, and blood and gas analysis equipment. In addition, at Medway Park, the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences has its own cutting-edge sports therapy clinic, rehabilitation gymnasium, sports science laboratories and a respiratory clinic.

There is also a hypoxic environmental chamber, and analytical chemistry, respiratory testing and psychobiology laboratories. These specialist rooms have been set up with over £700,000 of new equipment, including an anti-gravity treadmill, a 3D video analysis system, 2D force pedals, ultra-sound imaging, near-infrared spectroscopy and a gait analysis system.

The School operates a commercial sports injury and rehabilitation clinic, respiratory clinic and sports performance services from Medway Park to support elite athletes, regional squads and local residents. As a postgraduate student, you have the opportunity to develop your professional skills as you work with clients in the clinic and laboratory under staff supervision.

- Dynamic publishing culture

Staff publish regularly and widely in leading scientific journals. Among others, they have recently contributed to: Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise; American Journal of Sports Medicine; Journal of Applied Physiology; and British Journal of Sports Medicine.

- Researcher Development Programme

Kent's Graduate School co-ordinates the Researcher Development Programme (http://www.kent.ac.uk/graduateschool/skills/programmes/tstindex.html) for research students, which includes workshops focused on research, specialist and transferable skills. The programme is mapped to the national Researcher Development Framework and covers a diverse range of topics, including subjectspecific research skills, research management, personal effectiveness, communication skills, networking and teamworking, and career management skills.

Careers

Our programmes have been developed and designed to provide students with the required knowledge and skills to work autonomously in the field of sport science and sports therapy. The programmes provide opportunities for you to develop and demonstrate both specialist academic and transferable skills such as good communication, problem solving, critical analysis and the ability to work independently to a high standard. The programmes also aim to give you the opportunity to build long-term careers within your chosen field.

Find out how to apply here - https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/apply/

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Practising in the dynamic field of specialist sports care, you could find yourself working with elite athletes or running your own sports therapy business. Read more

Practising in the dynamic field of specialist sports care, you could find yourself working with elite athletes or running your own sports therapy business.

You will study the theories which underpin the practical application of sports therapy. You will have access to the University's specialist resources and be able to draw on the considerable expertise of our sport and health academics to further hone your knowledge. 

You will have the opportunity to apply your learning and sharpen your practical skills on several placements. You could refine your expertise in the assessment, treatment and management of injuries working in a private practice, with the University's sports teams or with elite-level athletes and professional sports clubs.

Accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, upon completion of this course you will be able to apply for membership (insured) status of the society.

University Sport

At our University we're passionate about sport. There's a huge range of sports and activities for you to get involved in, including more than 40 sports clubs. If you'd like to find out more about what we have to offer - including our Carnegie Sports Scholarship Scheme - take a look at our University Sport website

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.

Course Benefits

Our course team includes tutors who engage with elite Olympic and professional athletes, international sports teams as well as local and University teams. Plus, you'll have the opportunity to work across the expertise of two of our University's faculties and maximise the specialist facilities available for both therapy and sport. You can study flexibly over one or two years, and our placement opportunities offer a wide variety of different experiences, with links to one national professional sports teams, as well as volunteering opportunities.

Core modules

  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Anatomical, Assessment & Examination
  • Placement
  • Skills & Practice for Sports & Exercise Therapy
  • Sports Injury Management & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Trauma Management
  • Dissertation

Job Prospects

You could work as a sports therapist for professional sports teams, in clinics, in fitness clubs or for education providers such as colleges and universities delivering related disciplines. Alternatively, you could choose to work as a self-employed sports therapist working across the sports and leisure industry.

  • Sports Therapist
  • Sports Coach
  • Lecturer
  • Trainer


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This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers and the Sports Therapy Organisation. It gives you a clear pathway towards a career in sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, health and exercise and related fields with eligibility to become a practicing member of both organisations. Read more

This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers and the Sports Therapy Organisation. It gives you a clear pathway towards a career in sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, health and exercise and related fields with eligibility to become a practicing member of both organisations.

Course details

Using a problem-based learning and practical skills development approach, you will gain an advanced understanding of: assessment, diagnosis and rehabilitation of a range of health and sports related conditions and develop these skills through supervised clinical experience. You will explore evidence-based practice, therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation combined with physiological, biomechanical and psychosocial factors, evaluating how they impact upon or are affected by health and exercise, sports injury, treatment and rehabilitation and you will apply your learning from these modules to conduct a self-initiated research project.

Professional accreditation

This course is the only one of its kind in the North of England to be accredited by the Sports Therapy Organisation and BASRaT.

What you study

Practical experience is an essential element of the programme and over the course of the programme you will attain 400 hours of supervised clinical experience in a range of settings. You will benefit from hands-on experience with local sports teams. Examples of prior experiences are with Darlington Rugby Club, Middlesbrough FC and Hartlepool FC, Aquatic Rehabilitation as well as University teams, the nearby MOD Infantry Training Centre and within gyms and University Massage and Sports Injury Clinics.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules

  • Advanced Inquiry in Sport and Exercise
  • Applied Physiology for Rehabilitation
  • Clinical Assessment and Rehabilitation
  • Therapeutic Modalities

Year 2 core modules

  • Rehabilitation for Special Populations
  • Sport and Exercise Research Project

Modules offered may vary.

Teaching

How you learn

A wide variety of teaching strategies appropriate to each module is used, including formal lectures and tutorials, seminars, online learning, practical workshops, problem-based learning, work-based learning, guest speakers and student-led research projects.

You have the opportunity to develop continuing professional development throughout all modules on the programme. The delivery of modules is via blended learning, which uses a combination of face-to-face learning and online delivery. The modules have a site in the University’s virtual learning environment (Blackboard), which adheres as a minimum to the University’s Threshold Quality Standards.

How you are assessed

Assessment methods include assignments, critical review, presentations, portfolios and practical examinations.

These methods allow you to demonstrate a critical and systematic understanding and application of the relevant curriculum. Professional and key transferable skills are also developed through these assessments. You are required to undertake appropriate research, using the skills developed in the core modules and this provides the impetus for the development of your project proposal. The sport and exercise research project module gives you the opportunity to demonstrate an appropriate standard of research and enquiry into a specialist area, selected by you, displaying an original and/or compelling study or review of that area. 

Employability

Typically graduates are employed as sports therapists and sports rehabilitators. However, you are also well prepared for employment in related areas including the health and fitness industry, sport development, research and sport science support.



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Overview. This degree requires you to undertake a substantial, original research project, under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff who act as supervisors. Read more

Overview

This degree requires you to undertake a substantial, original research project, under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff who act as supervisors. Your supervisory team provides guidance both in terms of research project development and execution. Typically, you meet with your supervisors more frequently at the initial stages of research than during the phases of data collection and analysis. 

There is a wide range of training available to Masters by Research students, including traditional, transferable skills and research specific training. This is either provided by Sport and Exercise Sciences staff, or by colleagues from the University's Graduate School.

You are also supported by attendance at the School’s postgraduate seminar series to develop subject specific knowledge and research skills relevant to your field of research. 

Research activity within the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is divided into two main themes:

  • Endurance Performance
  • Sports Therapy, Physical Activity and Health

Within these two themes our research spans the areas of physiology, psychology, nutrition, biomechanics, older people, clinical population, elite athletes, and members of the general population.

Research Projects

If you are interested in studying on our Master's by Research programme, you can find details of current projects, with links to abstracts outlining their content, on the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences website.

About the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is one of the most exciting and innovative sports schools in the UK.

The School is based on the University’s award-winning Medway campus and has well-equipped, state-of the-art sports science laboratories, sports therapy clinic, sports rehabilitation gymnasium and respiratory clinic.

The University of Kent benefits from Medway Park, an £11 million project to create a regional centre of sporting excellence that was an approved pre-Olympic training camp venue for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Medway Park has hosted a number of major sporting events, such as the Modern Pentathlon World Cup and European Championships.

The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences offers both taught and research postgraduate courses in Sport and Exercise Science and Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation.

Why study at The University of Kent?

- Kent was awarded gold, the highest rating, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework

- Shortlisted for University of the Year 2015

- Over 96% of our postgraduate students who graduated in 2014 found a job or further study opportunity within six months.

Find out more: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/why/



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This well-established, clinically focused course has been designed to enable physiotherapists and sports therapists to develop and extend their knowledge and skills in order to provide advanced management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and to assist in the delivery of effective health care services. Read more
This well-established, clinically focused course has been designed to enable physiotherapists and sports therapists to develop and extend their knowledge and skills in order to provide advanced management of patients with neuromusculoskeletal disorders and to assist in the delivery of effective health care services.

WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?

The course aims to advance students' professional practice, preparing them for senior and specialist roles within the neuromusculoskelatal physiotherapy and sports therapy fields.

The course aims to equip students with a foundation in the critical analysis of current manual therapy practice and the underpinning evidence. Students' problem solving, evaluative and clinical skills will be challenged and developed to an advanced level ensuring a sound, effective and reasoned approach to clinical practice. Innovation of thought and practice are encouraged, supporting the development of clinical leadership skills.

The course integrates the many diverse approaches currently employed in the management of neuromusculoskeletal patients and places a strong emphasis on manual skills and mentored clinical practice allowing the student to develop confidence and expertise in this area.

On successful completion of the course, students will gain an academic qualification and those on the MACP route will also be eligible for full membership of the Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) thus gaining a further professional qualification.

The course provides:
-A flexible learning pathway: you can tailor your route through the course to suit your needs and those of your workplace
-Equal emphasis on theoretical and practical elements of manual therapy
-Teaching excellence: all of our tutors are experts in their field
-An enriched learning experience: nationally renowned specialists are invited to lecture on the course
-An excellent range of clinically relevant option modules: you can shape your programme of study to your own personal or professional needs
-A high level of mentored clinical practice: skills and knowledge gained on the course can be applied in practice (MACP route only);
career enhancement
-An academic and professional qualification

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

After successfully completing this course, you will gain:
-A deep and extensive knowledge of the current theories, approaches and research evidence, which underpin contemporary manual therapy practice
-A high level of clinical reasoning skills essential to advanced practice including reflection, analysis and self-evaluation
-The ability to critically appraise the current evidence base for clinical practice
-Expertise in the assessment and management of neuromusculoskeletal dysfunction
-A sound working knowledge of research methodologies and their application
-A high level of communication skills essential for specialist roles and for working within a multidisciplinary team
-An understanding of the importance of clinical outcome measures in the development and justification of professional knowledge and clinical practice
-Increased confidence in the management of musculoskeletal disorders
-Clinical expertise within the musculoskeletal field

HOW WILL THIS COURSE ENHANCE MY CAREER PROSPECTS?

The course aims to enable students to advance their careers by preparing them for a wide variety of senior and specialist roles within the neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy fields of practice. Graduates from this course have secured posts in clinical, research and educational areas including roles as lecturer-practitioners; consultants; extended scope practitioners; clinical specialists, clinical managers and research therapists.

GLOBAL LEADERS PROGRAMME

To prepare students for the challenges of the global employment market and to strengthen and develop their broader personal and professional skills Coventry University has developed a unique Global Leaders Programme.

The objectives of the programme, in which postgraduate and eligible undergraduate students can participate, is to provide practical career workshops and enable participants to experience different business cultures.

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Want to be a leader in Sports Medicine who engages with evidence-based practice to deliver safe and effective care to those engaging in sport and physical… Read more
Want to be a leader in Sports Medicine who engages with evidence-based practice to deliver safe and effective care to those engaging in sport and physical activity? The MSc Sports Medicine includes a contemporary collection of modules which offers options to suit General Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists and Sports Rehabilitators - enabling them to develop advanced clinical reasoning skills. This flexible course has been developed with feedback from clinical partners and alumni. Optional modules include Injection Therapy or Developing Strength; two modules unique to our course which will allow you to develop specialist skills to enhance your role as a Sports Medicine professional.

You’ll be taught by staff and researchers who have worked in the field of Sports Medicine from grass roots sports to National team level. Lecturers from Medicine, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy and Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences will work concurrently to deliver modules making the most from each of the speciality disciplines.

You’ll have access to facilities from the School of Medicine, the divisions of Health & Sports Sciences as well as the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and the UCLan Sports Arena.

DBS CHECKS

This course will involve access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Many modules will have classroom sessions supported with online learning material. Your module tutors will guide you as to the preparation required for teaching sessions and whilst they will sometimes give specific guidance, at master’s level it is expected that you take some initiative to read around the session topic so that you can contribute to classroom discussions. The emphasis will be on problem - based learning where a student will be facilitated to engage in deep learning and enquiry. Blackboard, our online learning platform, will be used to support this process.

All the staff teaching on the course are experienced clinicians and have many years of experience in education. Each staff member is delivering modules within their area of expertise and so you can be sure that you are being taught by staff who are at the forefront of their field. All staff are involved in research within their clinical and/or academic field, and where it is relevant to the module you are studying, the research will be shared with you. In some modules we also bring in experienced, practising clinicians with current expertise in an aspect of the module; this enables us to blend academic expertise, clinical knowledge and current clinical experience and to give you access to people who are able to ensure that your learning experience enables you to meet the demands of the current clinical environment.

OPPORTUNITIES

On completion of the course you will have the necessary skills to pursue a career in Sports Medicine. You will also have developed valuable research skills that will allow you to continue with your education. After completing the degree, students will be encouraged not only to consider a position in Sports Medicine but to also consider further educational opportunities such as progressing on to a PhD or Professional Doctorate pathway. The course team will be happy to discuss and advise you on these further progression opportunities.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Whether you are currently working in sport or aspire to work in sport at any level, the course will enhance your skills in assessment, management and rehabilitation of sports injuries and common medical conditions. As a student studying Sports Medicine you will also learn essential skills for health & injury screening assisting in prevention of injury and safe participation in sport. You will learn advanced trauma management skills enabling you to feel confident in working with a team, an individual athlete or in populations with common medical conditions. This will be supported by a member of the Medical School who has worked as a Consultant and Lecturer in Emergency Medicine and instructed on both the European Trauma and the FA AREA course.

The programme can be studied full-time over 1 year or part-time over 2-5 years. If you wish to discuss the flexible part-time study options, please contact the course leader.

A tuition fee discount applies for UCLan alumni.

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Want to be a leader in Sports Medicine who engages with evidence-based practice to deliver safe and effective care to those engaging in sport and physical… Read more

Want to be a leader in Sports Medicine who engages with evidence-based practice to deliver safe and effective care to those engaging in sport and physical activity? The MSc Sports Medicine includes a contemporary collection of modules which offers options to suit General Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists and Sports Rehabilitators - enabling them to develop advanced clinical reasoning skills. This flexible course has been developed with feedback from clinical partners and alumni. Optional modules include Injection Therapy or Developing Strength; two modules unique to our course which will allow you to develop specialist skills to enhance your role as a Sports Medicine professional.

You’ll be taught by staff and researchers who have worked in the field of Sports Medicine from grass roots sports to National team level. Lecturers from Medicine, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy and Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences will work concurrently to deliver modules making the most from each of the speciality disciplines.

You’ll have access to facilities from the School of Medicine, the divisions of Health & Sports Sciences as well as the Sir Tom Finney Sports Centre and the UCLan Sports Arena.

Whether you are currently working in sport or aspire to work in sport at any level, the course will enhance your skills in assessment, management and rehabilitation of sports injuries and common medical conditions. As a student studying Sports Medicine you will also learn essential skills for health & injury screening assisting in prevention of injury and safe participation in sport. You will learn advanced trauma management skills enabling you to feel confident in working with a team, an individual athlete or in populations with common medical conditions. This will be supported by a member of the Medical School who has worked as a Consultant and Lecturer in Emergency Medicine and instructed on both the European Trauma and the FA AREA course. 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT

Many modules will have classroom sessions supported with online learning material. Your module tutors will guide you as to the preparation required for teaching sessions and whilst they will sometimes give specific guidance, at master’s level it is expected that you take some initiative to read around the session topic so that you can contribute to classroom discussions. The emphasis will be on problem - based learning where a student will be facilitated to engage in deep learning and enquiry. Blackboard, our online learning platform, will be used to support this process.

All the staff teaching on the course are experienced clinicians and have many years of experience in education. Each staff member is delivering modules within their area of expertise and so you can be sure that you are being taught by staff who are at the forefront of their field. All staff are involved in research within their clinical and/or academic field, and where it is relevant to the module you are studying, the research will be shared with you. In some modules we also bring in experienced, practising clinicians with current expertise in an aspect of the module; this enables us to blend academic expertise, clinical knowledge and current clinical experience and to give you access to people who are able to ensure that your learning experience enables you to meet the demands of the current clinical environment.

OPPORTUNITIES

On completion of the course you will have the necessary skills to pursue a career in Sports Medicine. You will also have developed valuable research skills that will allow you to continue with your education. After completing the degree, students will be encouraged not only to consider a position in Sports Medicine but to also consider further educational opportunities such as progressing on to a PhD or Professional Doctorate pathway. The course team will be happy to discuss and advise you on these further progression opportunities.




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This course is aimed at professionals currently working in, or aspiring to work in, a physical education or school sports setting. Read more

This course is aimed at professionals currently working in, or aspiring to work in, a physical education or school sports setting. It will give you opportunities to develop expertise and knowledge that will enhance your teaching practice.

Physical education is key to developing in children a lifelong engagement with sport and physical activity, encouraging them to enjoy the many benefits that come from an active lifestyle - such as increased motivation, confidence and fitness levels. On this course, you will work with fellow practitioners using cutting-edge expertise and research to enhance your skills and knowledge, and to develop your own teaching practices.

You will be supported by staff who are experienced teachers and active researchers in fields such as the creation of effective learning environments, health literacy, physical literacy and teaching models. You will also benefit from expert guest lecturers, and will gain an interdisciplinary understanding of physical education and school sport, by working alongside students studying other subjects, such as coaching, sports therapy and strength and conditioning.

Study style

Study takes place in workshops, where students are encouraged to share ideas, solutions and experiences.

Assessments include written assignments, research projects, presentations and reflective writing. All are designed to allow students to relate theory to their own practice and the context in which they teach. Students will be encouraged to engage in research within their own context in order to promote higher levels of evidence-based practice.

State of the art facilities

Enjoy our first-class teaching facilities, including our brand new international standard sports hall (planned for 2018), and use innovative technologies such as IRIS Connect to record, observe and analyse your teaching practices.

Access to experts

You will be supported by staff who are experienced teachers and active researchers in fields such as the creation of productive learning environments, health literacy, physical literacy and effective teaching models. You will also benefit from our programme of expert guest lecturers.

Inter-disciplinary experience

Gain an interdisciplinary understanding of physical education and school sport, by working alongside students studying subjects such as coaching, sports therapy and strength and conditioning.

Careers

  • Director of sport in the school or further education sector
  • Supporting progression to university lecturer posts


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This MSc will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage sports injuries and illness and to explore the relationship between physical activity and health. Read more

Overview

This MSc will provide you with the knowledge and skills to manage sports injuries and illness and to explore the relationship between physical activity and health.

The clinical SEM course is aimed at doctors, physiotherapists and allied professionals with a strong musculoskeletal clinical background. We feel strongly that the range of backgrounds of the students provides students with a rounded education, drawing on the wide ranging clinical experience and different expertise of the students and lecturers.

Key facts

Clinical exposure - The MSc offers students the opportunity to sit in Sports Medicine clinics with consultant SEM doctors and physiotherapists. In these clinics the student will have exposure to all sections of the community, children, recreational athletes, elite athletes and the elderly. The student will see a wide ranging spectrum of musculoskeletal problems and first hand investigation and treatment.

Face to face teaching - One of the strengths of the Nottingham MSc is the face to face teaching that take place. This allows students real time interaction with clinicians, scientists and lecturers, enabling in depth exchange of knowledge and ideas. We believe that with this the student has a much greater understanding of the subject than with distance learning.

Pitch side exposure - Included in the fees is a Gold standard pitch side emergency care course (EMMiITS). This takes place at the beginning of the academic year and success in this course enables the student to undertake pitch side emergency care at the weekly BUCS matches. Students may wish to undertake a placement with a professional team and we will facilitate this whether ever possible.

Full and part-time option - As many of our students are practising professionals we have developed a range of study options to enable them to continue with their clinical practice whilst studying. The full time course is undertaken over one year. The part time course covers the same modules but can be taken over 2, 3, or 4 years.

Research projects - The research projects are a key strength of the course. Students are encouraged to undertake a project in a field of interest. However we acknowledge that not all students will be able to do this and we have a range of projects within the department that students can undertake, within both clinical SEM and also in nutrition and muscle physiology within the School of Life Sciences. International students have the opportunity to develop research and undertake research projects within their home country.

Course quality - The MSc has a faculty of excellent internal and external lecturers of all disciplines, all experts in their field. Many of the lecturers work at a national and international level in Sport and Exercise Medicine. Established in 1991, the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine is one of the longest running SEM courses in the country and is constantly updated and improved. This successful programme is recognised nationally and internationally as one of the top sports and exercise medicine courses for the rounded sports medicine specialist.

This course is now delivered as part of the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine – East Midlands (NCSEM-EM), which is a London 2012 legacy funded project aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the nation.

Structure

The MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine can be taken full-time over one year or part-time over two to four years. As an MSc student, you will study a series of core modules in sports and exercise medicine, which includes research methods tutorials, in addition to the compulsory project and dissertation module. This is an exciting opportunity to undertake research on a subject related to sports and exercise medicine or exercise physiology under the supervision of an appropriate member of academic staff. There are also a wide variety of optional modules to meet your specific interests.

This course can also be taken as a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) by those who do not wish to complete a research project and dissertation. The PGDip can be taken full-time over 9 months or part-time over 18 months.

The syllabus is covered by lectures, seminars, sport placements, anatomy teaching in our dissection room, eLearning and practical sessions. The course includes a two-day programme in Emergency Medical Management in Individual and Team Sports (EMMiITS).

Compulsory Modules

Module A34614 - Sports Injury Anatomy (20 credits)

Module A34628 - Clinical Sports Injury (10 credits)

Module A34632 - Sports Injury Assessment (10 credits)

Module A34633 - Pitchside Care of the Injured Athlete (10 credits)

Module A34616 - Physical Activity in Health and Disease (20 credits)

Module A34621 - Research Methods (10 credits)

Module A34631 - Project and Dissertation: Sports and Exercise Medicine (60 credits)

Students can also choose modules totalling a further 40 credits from a selection of optional modules. Full details can be found online.

The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. This list is an example of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

Assessment

Your work will be assessed by a number of methods including both written and practical examinations, oral presentations, essays, reflective portfolio as well as the dissertation.

Careers

On completion of the MSc course, our graduates become involved in a wide range of sport and exercise related activities from General Practice and consultants in Sports Medicine to the provision of medical care for professional athletes and teams.

Graduates have gone on to successful careers including the Head of Sports Medicine for the Rugby Football League, the Chief Medical Officer to the England and Wales Cricket Board, the Director of Training and Conditioning for the New York Knicks Basketball team, Lead Physiotherapist for the Indian Cricket team, league football club physiotherapists and county cricket club doctors and physiotherapists.

Other achievements include winning the Health Specialist of the Year award in Dubai 2014 and presentation at various conferences.

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