University Programme Listings

Back to All Listings

MSc/PGDIP/PGCERT Sport and Exercise Medicine

How do you support athletes back into competition? How can medical professionals assist elite athletes on their journey to recovery? How can you minimise injury in an older athlete?

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 Manchester Metropolitan University, with some aspects 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,  Adrian Gardner (Head of Performance at Warrington Wolves Rugby League; Lead S&C for England 2022 WC squad), John Hartley (First Team Physiotherapist at Derby Football Club) and Dan Richardson (Performance Nutritionist with England Touch Association)