Taught course

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Leeds Beckett University · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have either a medical degree from a recognised university; at least an upper second class honours degree in the cognate subjects or Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy or Osteopathy. Other Allied Health Professionals interested will be considered on a case by basis.

Months of entry


Course content

Interest in sport and exercise in the UK has increased significantly, and those working in the industry require a diverse set of skills. This course will enable you to apply your knowledge of science and medicine to help athletes recover from injury and reach their physical peak and also aid the general population in maintaining healthy lifestyles.

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 re-injury.

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.

Information for international students

English language requirement - IELTS 7.0 with no skills below 6.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

Fees and funding

See further information on financing your studies.

Qualification and course duration


part time
60 months
full time
12 months

Further details of qualification

You can study this course part-time over two or three years.

Course contact details

Admission Enquiries
+44 (0)113 812 3113