The Postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine is for those working in a sports clinic environment who want to enhance their employability by developing the skills to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate evidence.
This online 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. 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 Sports and Exercise Medicine education and will enhance national and international employability. On completion you can progress to the MSc Sports and Exercise Medicine (online delivery).
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
Due to the online nature of the course, students are expected to login and participate in the course regularly throughout the module (ideally on a daily basis). Students are split into groups of 10-15 students and are assigned a dedicated expert tutor who facilitates clinical case discussions with the group and monitors, assesses and marks each student throughout the module.
The fees for this course are available from the Diploma MSc website.
You will be assessed via a range of methods including:
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.
Applicants will usually possess a 2:1 first degree and a professional qualification and will typically be Doctors, Physiotherapists, Sports Therapists or other Allied Healthcare Professionals currently working within a clinical environment.
Applicants who do not possess a healthcare related degree will be reviewed on an individual basis. Applications will be judged on the individual specifics of background and qualifications including ability to work at postgraduate level (applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level and demonstrate requisite clinical/professional knowledge).
Applicants should submit copies of the following with their application:
The course welcomes international applicants and requires an English level of IELTS 6.0 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.
Postgraduate Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine 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.