The two year online MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine course is aimed at professionals working in a sports clinic environment. Students are taught to independently access information to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate the evidence based research.
The MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine course, run with the collaborative partner Diploma MSc, is delivered by an innovative and experienced team who have an established international reputation in sports and exercise medicine.
This clinically-focussed Sports and Exercise Medicine course is designed to enhance professional skills and knowledge in sports and exercise medicine.
The curriculum is based on the specialist training curriculum developed by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. It therefore meets the highest standards for SEM education and would enhance national and international employability.
MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine provides a progression route for the postgraduate sports and exercise medicine diploma course offered by the University.
Module 1 - Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology of Sport and Exercise
Module 2 - Exercise and Sport in Relation to Chronic Disease and Populations
Module 3 - Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Return to Exercise
Module 4 - Common Sports Injuries and Investigation
Module 5 - Management and Rehabilitation Planning of Sports and Exercise Related Injuries
Module 6 - The Multidisciplinary Team in Exercise and Sport
There is an optional one day residential programme at the University’s Glyntaff campus which provides an overview of the course and the study skills required. The fees for this course are available from the Diploma MSc website.
You will be assessed across the following components for the first module:
To produce the professional project, students continue to use the online course however much of the work is self directed. Students are expected in the first 8 weeks to interact with their tutor on a weekly basis. Once the proposal has been approved, the professional project is completed through online guidance and supervision offered by the tutor.
The course director is Dr Gareth Jones Having obtained an MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine Dr Jones later went on to become a DipSEM examiner. He has attended four Commonwealth Games, the last two as Chief Medical Officer and has been a Match Day Doctor at the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component or equivalent.
This course is run in partnership with Diploma MSc. Please refer to their website for fee information.
Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.
This qualification has been introduced with the purpose of promoting and enhancing professional skills and knowledge among its students which have direct relevance and application to the demands of their working roles. There is increasing competition for employment in the healthcare arena and a need for higher qualifications to assist with career development and support specialisation. It is envisaged that most students will be in primary care or aspiring to such posts.