Taught course

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Manchester Metropolitan University · Department of Health Professionals

Entry requirements

The course is aimed at qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths.

Applicants should hold:

  • An MBChB (MBBS) or equivalent


  • A degree in physiotherapy (normally 2.2 or above)/a graduate diploma in physiotherapy together with evidence of an approved and relevant post qualification education.


  • A degree in Osteopathy (M Ost (Hons), normally 2.2 or above).


  • Two years’ clinical experience.

All students applying for the course will usually be required to have two years’ clinical experience, but the final decision on an applicant’s suitability will be made at interview.

Applicants will be interviewed or have their application carefully scrutinised in order to establish the relevance of the course to their learning needs, the necessary commitment to learning and where appropriate, support from their manager / employer. Interviews may be conducted in person or virtually or telephone.

Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification. Accepted English qualifications can be viewed here.

The course accepts requests for the accreditation of prior learning in line with Manchester Met's Policy for the Recognition of Prior Learning.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths with clinical experience, you’ll study the prevention, diagnosis and management of sport and exercise related medical conditions and injuries.

You’ll choose specialist units that fit with your interests and career aspirations and have the opportunity to gain additional professional accreditation, qualification or membership with external professional bodies. This includes Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME).

The majority of this course is delivered at The Manchester Institute of Health and Performance (MIHP). You’ll have the opportunity to use world-class facilities, such as the environmental chamber, 3D performance capture hall, and the laboratory spaces for specialist exercise testing. You’ll perform practical sessions such as biomechanics and aerobic capacity tests.

You’ll learn theory in seminars, exploring cases and developing the specialist knowledge needed to support your career path into sport and exercise medicine. Topics you might consider include injury diagnosis, nutrition for sports, sports psychology and physiotherapy to help athletes get back into competitions, and performance enhancement.

To ensure our curriculum is relevant, our course theme lead is Prof John Rogers. We also have guest lectures from industry professionals who are experts in their field of practice. Past guest lecturers on this course include Adrian Gardner (Head of Performance at Warrington Wolves Rugby League), Chris Rosimus (Head of Nutrition at The Football Association), John Hartley (First Team Physiotherapist at Aston Villa Football Club) and Aaron Green (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with English Touch Association).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    15 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

You can exit this course with a Postgraduate Certificate (PgCert), Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) or Masters Degree (MSc) in Sport and Exercise Medicine.

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