Postgraduate PG Dip

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    1 Year
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Interest in sport and exercise in the UK has increased significantly. As professionalism and participation in sport increases, those working in the field require a diverse set of skills. This course will enable you to use science and medicine to help top athletes recover from injury and reach their physical peak, and aid the general population in maintaining healthy exercise lifestyles.

You'll gain practical expertise that will allow you to assess, treat and support individuals from a variety of sporting disciplines. For example, you will understand the process of an injury audit in order to identify risks, and learn how to implement an evidence-based treatment plan that minimises the chance of re-injury or illness.

With a focus on the medical side of treatment, you will develop a comprehensive knowledge of pathophysiology, biomechanics and sports specific clinical reasoning, allowing you to accurately evaluate and attend to injuries that have occurred. You'll study rehabilitation strategies, return to play assessments and explore the emergent field of prehabilitation, meaning you can prevent as well as treat injuries.

With access to both our Health and Carnegie faculties - including modern science and rehab labs, and sport facilities - you'll be empowered to take a holistic view of an individual's sporting health, regardless of age or competitive level.

As a student on this course, you will join a research-led academic community in the subject area of therapeutic and rehabilitation sciences.

Research Excellence Framework 2014

Research Excellence Framework 2014: 59% of our research submitted was assessed as world leading or internationally excellent.

You'll gain practical skills that you can apply straight away, whether you work or volunteer in sports, or are looking for your first job in the field. Our Sports Volunteer Programme has excellent links with professional sporting clubs and fitness initiatives, and you'll have the chance to maximise your learning by taking up additional experience opportunities offered through this.

You'll be taught by staff who are practising sports and exercise therapists with a huge amount of expertise and professional links.

As a student on this course, you will join a research-led academic community in the subject area of rehabilitation sciences.

Why study Sport and Exercise Medicine at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Fantastic practical experience
  2. Specialist facilities
  3. Research-led teaching
  4. Close partnerships with sports teams and organisations and private practice

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