This unique RCGP accredited postgraduate programme seeks to educate medical doctors, chartered physiotherapists and osteopaths in the field of sport and exercise medicine. During the programme, you will be lectured by highly qualified experts in sport and exercise medicine and sport and exercise science on the latest academic and practical developments in the field. The postgraduate programme provides students with a wide breadth of knowledge across sport and exercise medicine and the necessary skills to apply theory to practice.
Learning & Teaching
Teaching and learning methods will include workshops, lectures, clinical assessments, student presentations and individual study. Clinical skills will be taught in small groups with students required to participate as patients, examiners and examinees. Students will be able to access remotely all lectures via a virtual learning environment; internet and online search facilities can be accessed via the university learning resources web page.
Participation in a clinical placement in sport and exercise medicine environment/sports injuries clinic; delivery from a wide range of professionals involved in sport and exercise medicine and sport and exercise science, and the opportunity to work with fellow professionals who are involved in supporting elite performers at national and international level will also be offered as part of the programme.
All modules will be assessed by coursework and the clinical attachment will be assessed by a viva voce examination. Clinical competence will be assessed via an objective structured clinical experience (OSCE).
This programme is for medical doctors; chartered physiotherapists and osteopaths who want to develop their expertise in sport and exercise medicine. It offers unique opportunities to work in multidisciplinary teams to gain an improved understanding of all other disciplines within sport and exercise medicine.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
Applications are welcome from prospective students who hold a medical degree or allied health sciences degree (e.g. physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, podiatry, sports rehabilitation, sports therapy, nursing).
All applicants need to be registered with the relevant regulatory health body (e.g. GMC, CSP, HCPC, GOsC, GCC, HPC, BASRAT, Society of Sports Therapists, NMC).
Applicants should also have a minimum of one-year post-graduation clinical experience and have work experience within the field of sport and/or exercise medicine, which should be demonstrated in their personal statement.
All suitable applicants will be interviewed.