Taught course

Adolescent Sports Medicine

University of Central Lancashire · School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

  • Applicants admitted onto the course will meet the following requirements
  • Minimum first degree at 2:2 or above in relevant subject area such as Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Sports Rehabilitation or Strength & Conditioning, or have completed year 3 of MBChB (MBBS) qualification
  • Be willing to become actively engaged in or have access to clinical experience in a Sports and Exercise Medicine practice in order to support learning within the programme
  • Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 6.5 or equivalent)
  • All suitable applicants will be interviewed. Interview procedures and decisions regarding applications will be conducted within the University’s policies on equal opportunities and admissions
  • Please note a satisfactory In Country Police Check and Enhanced DBS check will be required at enrolment.

This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, this may include children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB).

We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

Please see University website for more information regarding entry requirements fees.

Months of entry


Course content

Study this postgraduate certificate and upskill to become a leader in Adolescent Sports Medicine. We’ll teach you evidence-based practice to deliver safe and effective care to young athletes engaging in sport.

Our course includes a contemporary collection of modules and optional modules to suit practitioners who are already working with young athletes or are wanting to work in this field.

We’ll enhance your skills with designing young athlete development programmes and management of common adolescent and growth-related injuries.

The programme is designed for general practitioners, physiotherapists, sports therapists, sports rehabilitators and strength and conditioning coaches.

Information for international students

Please see University website for more information regarding international admissions.

Fees and funding

Please see University website for more information regarding course fees.and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

UCLan Admissions
+44 (0)1772 892400