Taught course

Exercise Medicine

University of Chester · Institute of Medicine

Entry requirements

Undergraduate degree or equivalent in medicine, professions allied to medicine, sport and exercise science, or related health or biological sciences 2.2 or above.

Applicants must hold a medical degree or related degree (e.g. Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology, Biological Sciences sport and exercise Science, human nutrition, human physiology, allied health care and nursing), or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

The individual modules can also be taken as Continuous Professional Development (CPD) modules and will provide opportunities for advancement in many health service career structures.

Months of entry


Course content

Course overview

This course provides medical and healthcare professionals the opportunity to choose studies across a spectrum of sports and exercise medicine disciplines, including physical activity in public and occupational health, disease prevention and rehabilitation, and sports injury management.

Why Study Exercise Medicine with us?

The course is founded on two core elements:

  1. The national aims set by the Joint Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons
  2. The historical aims of Dr William Penny Brookes of Much Wenlock, Shropshire, the true founding father of the modern Olympic movement; activity and sport for social-cultural, mental and physical well-being

There is an increasing demand for postgraduate studies and professional development in exercise medicine in the UK and internationally. With the specialist and internationally respected reputations of the academic staff at University Centre Shrewsbury, this course aims to provide for the broader need around exercise in health, disease management and prevention.

How will I be taught?

The course will provide you with a multidisciplinary approach to public health in physical activity and sports medicine. The learning experience will be based on a flexible learning model.

You will attend modules that involve 20-30 hours of block tutoring over three to four days in Shrewsbury (this will include lectures, workshops and laboratory work), plus self-directed distance learning and/or practice-based experiential learning for approximately 150 hours.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will involve:

  • examinations
  • case-study reports
  • practical skills
  • critical reviews
  • written reports.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months


part time
24-48 months
full time
12 months


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Chester Medical School