Designed for qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths with clinical experience, you’ll study the prevention, diagnosis and management of sport and exercise related medical conditions and injuries.
You’ll choose specialist units that fit with your interests and career aspirations and have the opportunity to gain additional professional accreditation, qualification or membership with external professional bodies. This includes Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME).
The majority of this course is delivered at The Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP). You’ll have the opportunity to use world-class facilities, such as the environmental chamber, 3D performance capture hall, and the laboratory spaces for specialist exercise testing. You’ll perform practical sessions such as biomechanics and aerobic capacity tests.
You’ll learn theory in seminars, exploring cases and developing the specialist knowledge needed to support your career path into sport and exercise medicine. Topics you might consider include injury diagnosis, nutrition for sports, sports psychology and physiotherapy to help athletes get back into competitions, and performance enhancement.
To ensure our curriculum is relevant, our course has guest lectures from industry professionals who are experts in their field of practice. Past guest lecturers on this course include Adrian Gardner (Strength and Conditioning Coach at St Helens Rugby League Club), Chris Rosimus (Head of Nutrition at The Football Association), John Hartley (First Team Physiotherapist at Aston Villa Football Club) and Dr Leon Creaney (Team Doctor for British Athletics).
Features and Benefits
Postgraduate Medicine - This course is part of a University wide initiative that aims to lead in medical education, applied research and knowledge exchange.
Specialist study - A course designed to enable qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths to specialise in the field of sport and exercise medicine.
Flexible study options - You can complete this masters degree on a full-time (15 months) or part-time basis.
Specialist facilities - You’ll have the majority of teaching at The Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP), a specialist facility that combines cutting-edge diagnostics and facilities, education, and research and development across sport science and medicine.
Professional development - You’ll have the opportunity to gain professional accreditation, qualification or membership with external professional bodies.
Teaching expertise - Our teaching team includes experts currently working in sport, including Professor Michael Callaghan (Head of Physical Therapies at Manchester United Football Club) and Cari Thorpe (Head of Medical, Sport Science and Performance, England Touch Association (rugby)).
Industry links - We have strong collaborations with high profile sporting bodies in the region, including football, rugby and water polo.
Award options - You can exit this course with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or Masters Degree (MSc) in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
“I HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE TAUGHT AND ALSO INTERACT WITH TEAM DOCTORS AND PHYSIOTHERAPISTS FROM TOP PREMIER LEAGUE FOOTBALL CLUBS. THIS HAS ENABLED ME TO UNDERSTAND REAL AND PRACTICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SPORT AND EXERCISE MEDICINE WITHIN A PROFESSIONAL ENVIRONMENT.’’ Jimi - MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine
On this course, you’ll develop the knowledge to deliver specialist advice and skills to manage elite athletes and sportspeople of all abilities recovering from illness, injury or managing long-term conditions.
The course is aimed at qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths.
Applicants should hold:
An MBChB (MBBS) or equivalent.
A degree in physiotherapy (normally 2.2 or above)/a graduate diploma in physiotherapy together with evidence of an approved and relevant post qualification education.
A degree in Osteopathy (M Ost (Hons), normally 2.2 or above).
Two years’ clinical experience.
All students applying for the programme will usually be required to have two years’ clinical experience, but the final decision on an applicant’s suitability will be made at interview.
Applicants will be interviewed or have their application carefully scrutinised in order to establish the relevance of the course to their learning needs, the necessary commitment to learning and where appropriate, support from their manager / employer. Interviews may be conducted in person or by Skype or telephone.
Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.
Our MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine course, is usually delivered at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP) in east Manchester. MIHP brings together leaders from sport, healthcare and local government to deliver cutting-edge facilities to the local community and to drive research with global applications.
Over your one year course, you'll study the following core units:
Project Sport and Exercise Medicine
The Sports Team Physician
Emergency Care in Sport
Maximising Sports Performance
Radiology in Musculoskeletal Practice
You’ll have the opportunity to choose from specialist units that fit with your interests and career aspirations:
Musculoskeletal Medicine Upper Quadrant
Musculoskeletal Medicine Lower Quadrant
Musculoskeletal Medicine Injection Therapy
Rehabilitation in Sport
Physical Activity in Health
For the full unit descriptions, click read more about this year of study below.
Read more about this year of study
This unit will cover the physiological responses and adaptations of the body that occur with exercise training and performance.
Exercise physiology will focus on the nature of different sports and exercises, including the principles and components of fitness and the physiological demands of exercise. There will be focus on the physiology of the body that underpins the capacity for exercise and athletic performance.
Project in Sport and Exercise Medicine
This unit is designed to enable you to produce a scholarly piece of work which demonstrates application of the knowledge learned during the Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Medicine unit.
The Sports Team Physician
This unit prepares sports medicine physicians, physiotherapists and osteopaths to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team, to maximise athlete performance and to prevent and optimally manage sports related injuries and illnesses.
Emergency Care in Sport
This unit prepares sports medicine physicians to effectively manage an injured player in a sporting context.
Maximising Sports Performance
This unit prepares sports medicine physicians to work effectively alongside sport and exercise scientists and to develop an understanding of the scientific principles underlying the practice of sport and exercise medicine in order to maximise sport performance.
Radiology in Musculoskeletal Practice
This unit prepares sports medicine physicians, physiotherapists and osteopaths to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team and develop an understanding of the use and limitations of the range of imaging techniques utilised in the assessment of the injured athlete.
Assessment weightings and contact hours
10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and independent study. A masters qualification typically comprises of 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits and an MFA 300 credits. The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning, but it could be:
Full-time 25% lectures, seminars or similar; 0% placement; 75% independent study
Part-time 25% lectures, seminars or similar; 0% placement; 75% independent study
It is expected that students will be working either within professional practice or have recent professional experience upon which to draw, reflect on and apply the work studied to their professional context.
Postgraduate Medicine is a university wide initiative that brings together medical educators, researchers and healthcare professionals.
In collaboration with NHS partners, we have developed a suite of taught masters courses aimed at upskilling medical professionals in the areas needed most by Trusts and residents across the region. Alongside taught masters, we have a flexible CPD portfolio shaped to meet the needs of the health and social care sector.
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject.
UK and EU students: Full-time fee: £2,400 to £7,200 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
UK and EU students: Part-time fee: to £800 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Non-EU and Channel Island students
Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Full-time fee: £5,334 to £16,000 per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
Non-EU international and Channel Island students: Part-time fee: to £1778 per 20 credits studied per year. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course providing you complete it in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
A Masters qualification typically comprises 180 credits, a PGDip 120 credits, a PGCert 60 credits, and an MFA 300 credits. Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of study provided the course is completed in the normal timeframe (no repeat years or breaks in study).
All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 for books and printing. Total optional cost: £400
Postgraduate Loan Scheme
Loans of up to £10,906 for many Postgraduate Courses
The quickest and most efficient way to apply for this course is online. This way, you can also track your application at each stage of the process. Please note it is not possible to apply online if you are applying via an Education Adviser (agent).
If you are unable to apply online, you can apply for full- and part-time taught courses by completing the postgraduate application form.
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