Taught course

Clinical Gait Analysis

University of Salford · College of Health and Social Care

Entry requirements

Good undergraduate degree (2:1 or above) in related subject (for example Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Medicine, Mechanical, Biomechanical or Biomedical Engineering). Good information literacy (for e-mail, word-processing, data manipulation and basic operation of clinical gait analysis software). Access to: 3D instrumented gait analysis system and EMG Necessary technical support to operate equipment Healthy subject volunteers Clinical gait data Internet and sufficient information technology to support distance learning activities We strongly advise prior to commencing this course to be able to independently collect standard kinematic, kinetic and EMG data. The purpose of this is to both develop own skills in data capture and have regular access to a lab. We assume that from your undergraduate degree and experience you will have a good technical and clinical understanding. However, upon application preliminary suggested reading will be made available to you. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Clinical Gait Analysis at Salford:

  • Benefit from strong focus on practical gait analysis and interpretation of clinical data
  • Fit your studies around your work- the course is delivered by distance learning to combine education with your career goals
  • Receive guidance and support by a pioneer in the field - Professor Richard Baker

Course Summary

This course is part of the EU CMAster project that establishes masters level education in clinical gait analysis.

The course is distance based with set weekly learning objectives incorporating both self-study and group reflection. A highly practical approach embeds learning into professional practice by using your own measurement systems and clinical data.

You will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the course leader Professor Richard Baker. Richard has over 20 years experience delivering and managing clinical gait analysis services in Europe and Australia. He was founding Director of the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Clinical Gait Analysis.

If you are a professional with a technical or clinical background who wants to be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to be competent across all of the major elements of clinical gait analysis this course will meet your needs.

Students enrolling from 2014 onwards will have the option of undertaking a full-time research project at KU Leuven (Belgium) or VU Amsterdam (The Netherlands) as an alternative to Module 5. Erasmus funding may be available to support this. This is part of the CMAster collaboration.

Information for international students

International students must provide evidence of proficiency in English - IELTS 6.5 band score or above with 6 in any component are proof of this. Or a Pearson test – a minimum of 61 with 56 in any component.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Fees 2014- 2015

Fees 2014-15

Distance Learning- £2,100 per year

International Distance Learning- £3,330 per year

Fees 2015-16

Distance Learning- £2,675 per year

International Distance Learning- £3,400 per year

Additional costs

You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

Scholarships and Bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
36 months
part time
36 months


distance learning
24 months
part time
24 months


distance learning
12 months
part time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries Service
+44 (0) 161 295 4545
+44 (0) 161 295 4646