Faculty of Biological Sciences

Overview

Are you interested in broadening your skills in Sports Medicine?

This new Masters course is designed to provide enthusiastic professionals with practitioner-led training in the Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM).

Benefits:

  • Provides specialised knowledge in sport and exercise medicine disciplines; functional sports anatomy, 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.
  • Access to brand new sports facilities and labs.
  • Wide range of supervised practical experience available via club placements and clinics
  • Extensive employment opportunities exist within: NHS Musculoskeletal, private sports medicine clinics and sports clubs

Sports 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.

Application closing date is Friday 28th April 2017.

Course content: Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc

This masters is a three year part-time course to begin with and in 2018 will be available full-time. The course attendance is approximately one day a month with 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

You will have access to our brand new sports facilities and labs, where Olympic athletes train. The course is interdisciplinary in nature, and will equip students to work in teams of professionals with complementary expertise e.g. strength and conditioning, team coaches, physiotherapists, acute injury settings.

Course structure

We will initially offer part time registration for a September 2017 start, with content spread over two years; a one year full time course will be available in 2018.

These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

Year 1

COMPULSORY MODULES

Musculoskeletal Medicine and Sport Injuries 30 credits
Functional Sports Anatomy and Clinical Assessment 20 credits
The Sport and Exercise Medicine Practitioner I 15 credits

Year 2

COMPULSORY MODULES

Project Work and Dissertation 60 credits
Exercise Physiology, Health and Sports Nutrition 20 credits
Physical Activity, Health and Exercise Prescription 20 credits
The Sport and Exercise Practitioner II 15 credits

Year 3

COMPULSORY MODULES

Project Work and Dissertation 60 credits

Learning and teaching

Attendance is compulsory and will be approximately one day/month (students will not be expected to be in every week). Recorded lectures of shared modules with other courses will be available to be viewed online, along with specified eLearning material.

Seminars will be recorded, where appropriate. Some practical sessions, group tutorials and specific teaching sessions will be compulsory. Placements at appropriate professional clubs and NHS clinics will be organised, with some flexibility to negotiate clinic dates and times, and contacts will be provided for self-organised additional experience opportunities. Predominantly we use a case based approach; the eLearning each week will have a relevant case or scenario identified, and required reading and practical tasks set.

Assessment

There will be a variety of assessments, appropriate for vocational character of the course and the nature of the subjects studied. These will include

  • tutor observed assessment (case study presentation)
  • reflective log
  • summative MCQ
  • short essay
  • clinical competency sign-off
  • pre-hospital qualification
  • eLearning completion (e.g. FIFA diploma in football medicine, World Rugby concussion, WADA doping course)
  • OSCE stations
  • project dissertation.

A wide range of supervised experience is available via placements. They are available at NHS Bradford & Airedale MSK clinics; York City FC, Leeds United FC, Hull City FC; options also include GB Swimming, GB Basketball etc.

Applying, fees and funding: Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a good first honours degree of at least a UK upper second class or equivalent. It is expected that applicants can demonstrate significant relevant experience and clear potential for benefiting from the programme e.g.

  • Doctors (GMC registered)
  • Physiotherapists (Health and Care Professions Council / Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
  • Sports therapists or Sports trainers (British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers)

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in any component.. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

If English is not your first language, you may be able to take a pre-sessional course before you begin your studies. This can help if you:

  • don't meet the English language requirements for your course or
  • want to improve your understanding of academic language and practices in your area of study.

Our pre-sessional courses are designed with a progression route to the degree programme and are tailored to the subject area. For information and entry requirements, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks)

How to apply

Application closing date is Friday 28th April 2017. We encourange you to apply as soon as you can.

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Documents and information you’ll need

Admissions policy

Faculty of Biological Sciences - MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine admissions policy 2017

Link to admissions policy document

Fees

UK/EU: £10,000 (total)

International: £21,750 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

Additional cost information

There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.  Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Scholarships for Faculty of Biological Sciences students

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.

Visit our FBS fees and scholarships page to find out more about the range of scholarships we have to offer.

Career opportunities: Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc

The programme is designed to train enthusiastic professionals wishing to pursue a career in the relatively new discipline of sports and exercise medicine (SEM). On completion of the 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. Overall, the programme aims to equip students with the skills and expertise to enhance the value of previous training to those organisations.

Employment opportunities exist within NHS musculoskeletal and private sports medicine clinics, as well as sports clubs. Sports and Exercise Medicine is now a recognised training route by the GMC for clinicians.

Sport and Exercise Medicine 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.