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Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc

Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc

This flexible Masters course is designed to offer medical doctors, physiotherapists and sport therapists a unique and practitioner-led education in the field of sport and exercise medicine (SEM). We are based in Yorkshire, home to a range of fantastic professional sports teams. Our MSc and department is also home to 4 of the UK's Consultants in SEM. This is a flexible course comprising of blended learning opportunities suitable for applicants in full-time employment.

Why study Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc?

specialised knowledge in sport and exercise medicine disciplines; functional sports anatomy, dissection, clinical assessment, musculoskeletal (MSK) medicine, sports injuries, exercise physiology and health, sports nutrition, physical activity and health, exercise prescription.

  • Strong emphasis on the development of technical skills necessary for SEM practice
  • Hands-on training in MSK clinics and pitch-side experience (organised around your diary)
  • Access to brand new sports facilities and labs.
  • Wide range of supervised practical experience available via club placements and clinics
  • Two days a month of fixed University contact time (fits within NHS study leave allowances)
  • Extensive employment opportunities exist within: NHS Musculoskeletal, private sports medicine clinics and sports clubs

With this Masters, you will be able to apply what you have learned to any physical activity, exercise or sporting event that requires qualified SEM cover, with immediate effect.

Sport and Exercise Medicine is now a recognised training route by the GMC for clinicians. SEM is a key deliverable in new government strategies, demand for training has increased with portfolio GPs and GPwSI specifically interested in training for Sports Medicine, and an increasing expectation amongst professional sports clubs that team doctors should have undergone structured training programmes to Masters Level. Within Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy there is a growing demand for postgraduate training to cover many areas of the Sport and Exercise Medicine curriculum not addressed in the undergraduate courses.

This Masters is available as both a one year full time course and as a two year part time course, giving you the flexibility to adapt the course to suit your needs. Course attendance is approximately two days at the University per month (Wednesdays), plus clinic and club placements which you will arrange via provided contacts.

During your studies you will focus on the following modules:

  • Functional sports anatomy and clinical assessment
  • Musculoskeletal medicine and sports injuries
  • The sport and exercise medicine practitioner
  • Exercise physiology, health and sports nutrition
  • Physical activity, health and exercise prescription
  • Project work and dissertation

In your first semester you will attend a two-day Immediate Care in Sport course and arrange MSK clinics and club placements to give you the opportunity to apply your knowledge through practical experience.

Scholarships and Financial support

We award a generous range of scholarships to UK, EU and international students. We consider all eligible applicants who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement and excellent personal and professional skills.

Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc


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