Sport and Exercise Medicine MSc

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Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds

United Kingdom

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Are you interested in enhancing your skills in Sports Medicine?

This flexible Masters course is designed to offer medical doctorsphysiotherapists and sport therapists a unique and practitioner-led education in the field of sport and exercise medicine (SEM). We are based in Yorkshire, home to a range of fantastic professional sports teams. Our MSc and department is also home to 4 of the UK's Consultants in SEM. Our MSc is based in the sport science department of the university and with a faculty including some of the country’s leading Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctors and Physiotherapists we have all areas of SEM covered. This is a flexible course comprising of blended learning opportunities suitable for applicants in full-time employment.


  • Provides specialised knowledge in sport and exercise medicine disciplines; functional sports anatomy, dissection, 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 (organised around your diary)

  • Access to brand new sports facilities and labs.

  • Wide range of supervised practical experience available via club placements and clinics

  • Two days a month of fixed University contact time (fits within NHS study leave allowances)

  • Extensive employment opportunities exist within: NHS Musculoskeletal, private sports medicine clinics and sports clubs

With this 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.

Sport 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. Within Physiotherapy and Sports Therapy there is a growing demand for postgraduate training to cover many areas of the Sport and Exercise Medicine curriculum not addressed in the undergraduate courses. This course offers the unique ability to learn and work alongside doctors, physiotherapists and sports therapists, just as you would in an elite sports setting.