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The two year online MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine course is aimed at professionals working in a sports clinic environment. Students are taught to independently access information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence based research.

The MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine course, run with the collaborative partner Diploma MSc, is delivered by an innovative and experienced team who have an established international reputation in sports and exercise medicine.

What you will study

This clinically-focussed Sports and Exercise Medicine course is designed to enhance professional skills and knowledge in sports and exercise medicine.

The curriculum is based on the specialist training curriculum developed by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. It therefore meets the highest standards for SEMeducation and would enhance national and international employability.

MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine provides a progression route for the postgraduate sports and exercise medicine diploma course offered by the University.

Year 1

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Exercise and Sport in Relation to Chronic Disease and Populations
  • Common Sports Injuries and Investigation
  • Management and Rehabilitation Planning of Sports and Exercise Related Injuries
  • Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Return to Exercise
  • The Multidisciplinary Team in Exercise and Sport

Year 2

  • Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
  • Professional Project (10,500 words)

Teaching

There is an optional one day residential programme at the University’s Glyntaff campus which provides an overview of the course and the study skills required. The fees for this course are available from the Diploma MSc website.

Assessment

You will be assessed across the following components for the first module:

  • Clinical case scenarios, with case-based discussion
  • Individual learning portfolio
  • Group/individual activity
  • Case-based examination

To produce the professional project, students continue to use the online course however much of the work is self directed. Students are expected in the first 8 weeks to interact with their tutor on a weekly basis. Once the proposal has been approved, the professional project is completed through online guidance and supervision offered by the tutor.

Careers

This qualification has been introduced with the purpose of promoting and enhancing professional skills and knowledge among its students which have direct relevance and application to the demands of their working roles. There is increasing competition for employment in the healthcare arena and a need for higher qualifications to assist with career development and support specialisation. It is envisaged that most students will be in primary care or aspiring to such posts.

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.


Visit the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine (Online delivery) page on the University of South Wales website for more details!

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