MSc Sport and Exercise Medicine 

This course will enable you to apply science and medicine to help athletes recover from injury and reach their physical peak and also aid the general population in maintaining healthy lifestyles.

Interest in sport and exercise in the UK has increased significantly, and those working in the industry require a diverse set of skills.

You will gain practical expertise that will allow you to assess, treat and support individuals from a variety of sporting disciplines. By understanding the process of an injury audit to identify risk factors, you will learn how to implement an evidence-based treatment plan that minimises the chance of reinjury.

You will develop a comprehensive knowledge of pathophysiology, biomechanics and sports-specific clinical reasoning, allowing you to accurately evaluate and treat injuries. You will study rehabilitation strategies and return-to-play assessments, and you will explore the emergent field of prehabilitation, which aims to prevent injuries before they occur.

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

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 Sports and exercise medicine at Leeds Beckett University

 

  • Fantastic practical experience
  • Specialist facilities
  • Research-led teaching
  • Close partnerships with sports teams and organisations and private practice

The entrance Carnegie School of Sport building and outdoor seating area on Headingley Campus

Studying a degree at Leeds Beckett puts you in very good company – we have alumni in more than 140 countries around the world. 

 

TEACHING & LEARNING

Independent study is a crucial part of learning at university and you will be required to undertake many hours of self-directed research and reading, and preparation and writing of assessments. Your course is delivered through a number of modules, which will help you to plan your time and establish a study routine. Outside of your lectures, workshops and tutorials, a range of support is available to assist with your independent study. Our subject-specific librarians will be on hand to direct you to the specialist learning and study-skill resources. You’ll also be assigned an academic advisor to give you tailored feedback and support.

Our silver status in the latest Teaching Excellence Framework, reflects our commitment to deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

Core modules:

  • Epidemiology and sports trauma management
  • Neuromuscular Biomechanics
  • Evidence-based practice in sport physiology
  • Sports injury management and rehabilitation
  • Clinical decision making in sport
  • Clinical exercise testing and prescription
  • Research in professional practice

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