Taught course

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Institution
Leeds Beckett University · Clinical and Applied Sciences
Qualifications
PGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants should have either a medical degree from a recognised university; at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects or physiotherapy, sports therapy, sports rehabilitation, podiatry or osteopathy; or an MSc award in physiotherapy (pre-registration) or sports therapy; or a Master of Osteopathy (MOST).

Months of entry

September

Course content

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.

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

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

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Admissions Enquiries
Email
admissionsenquiries@leedsbeckett.ac.uk