Taught course

Sport and Exercise Medicine

University of Bath · Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Candidates must hold a medical degree from a recognised university. Evidence of the following must also be provided in the application: - Current unrestricted medical registration certificate (e.g. GMC). - A minimum of one year work experience as a qualified and registered doctor before enrolment (as evidenced by CV/employment history). - Currently be practicing medicine, preferably in a field that allows exposure to SEM.

Months of entry


Course content

Renowned internationally, the Sport & Exercise Medicine programme provides high quality distance learning exclusively to doctors. The programme is designed to provide relevant knowledge for doctors involved, or wishing to be involved, in the full or part-time management of recreational and elite athletes. Practical skills are developed that can be applied to both primary and specialist care.

Highly interactive, flexible, online learning and hands-on clinical teaching combine to provide participants with expert knowledge and skills whilst remaining in practice. To complement the online teaching there is a face to face induction event at the University and residential teaching weeks in the first and second years of the programme. The residential weeks enable the students to meet and work together on real-work problems and engage in debate with practitioners from a variety of contexts.

Programme Features:

  • Recognised by the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine (FSEM).
  • Enables students to become part of an international online community of SEM specialists.
  • Offers a blended learning programme combining distance learning with face-to-face teaching and clinical skills practice.
  • Residential teaching events at the university in September of Year 1 (induction); January of Year 1 and June of Year 2.
  • Develops a problem-solving and reflective approach to sport and exercise medicine.

Programme Structure:
This is a flexible programme. Our students typically study over three years, however there is opportunity to complete units in up to five years.

Residential teaching events take place at the University and you will be required to attend the following:

  • Sports Science Residential Week - Year One (January)
  • Clinical Residential Week - Year Two (January or June)

Year one and two (Diploma):

  • Sport & Exercise Medicine in Practice - 12 Credits (ongoing throughout Diploma)
  • Sports Doctor - 6 Credits (3 month unit)
  • Exercise Physiology - 6 Credits (3 month unit)
  • Athlete Biomechanics and Sports analysis - 12 credits (6 month unit)
  • Sports Injuries & Rehabilitation - 12 credits (6 month unit)
  • Psychology of Sport and Exercise - 6 Credits (3 month unit)
  • Exercise for Health - 6 Credits (3 month unit)

Year three (MSc):

  • Research Project Design
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Project

Information for international students

IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in each of the four components). TOEFL 580 (paper-based test) or 237 (computer-based test) with a score of not less than 4 in TWE or 92 (internet based test) with not less than 24 in each of the components.

Fees and funding

UK students
Please see: http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/fees/taughtfees/hss/index.html#health
International students
Please see: http://www.bath.ac.uk/study/pg/fees/taughtfees/hss/index.html#health

The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate School provides guidance on potential sources of funding (studentships and scholarships) for postgraduate students. For more information, please visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
40* months


part time
24* months

Further details of qualification

*You can take up to a maximum of two study breaks, with each break being 12 months in length.

Course contact details

Admissions Officer
+44 (0)1225 385233