Sports and Exercise Medicine Online Courses

Interest in sports and exercise is increasing, putting pressure on healthcare professionals to possess a diverse set of specialist skills. You need to be able to help not just athletes recovering from injury, but the general public in maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Our Sports and Exercise Medicine courses have been developed in conjunction with The Faculty of Life Sciences and Education at the University of South Wales. The university has an established reputation for the delivery of innovative learning in Postgraduate education for health professionals.

Students may apply for the Master’s in Sports Exercise Medicine as a two-year course, firstly completing the Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), followed by the MSc (60 credits).

Both our Postgraduate Diploma and Masters course in Sports and Exercise Medicine can be completed online and are available 24/7, giving you the flexibility to learn at a time that suits your busy schedule.

Is this course for me?

The Sports and Exercise Medicine courses have been developed for health professionals who are interested in a leadership role within Sports Medicine including GPs, doctors, nurses, physicians, surgeons, physiotherapists, dieticians, psychologists and counsellors running clinics.

What will I learn?

The curriculum is based on the specialist training curriculum developed by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians. You will cover the following topics as part of the Postgraduate Diploma:

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Psychology of Sport and Exercise
  • Exercise and Sport in Relation to Chronic Disease and Populations
  • Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation and Return to Exercise
  • Common Sports Injuries and Investigation
  • Management and Rehabilitation Planning of Sports and Exercise Related Injuries
  • The Multidisciplinary Team in Exercise and Sport

You will also submit the following if you choose to progress onto the Master’s course:

  • Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
  • Professional Project

What can I do with this course?

David Fabricius

David Fabricius
MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine

David completed the MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine. David is a South African biokineticist and obtained his MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine in 2018. Most recently, he has been appointed as the strength and conditioning coach for Worcester RFC.


Katie Mitchell

Katie Mitchell
MSc in Sports and Exercise Medicine

Katie started her dream job as a lecturer just before finishing her second year of the Sports and Exercise Medicine MSc.


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I fully endorse and recommend it

"I fully endorse and recommend the Diploma MSc Sports and Exercise medicine courses - both Postgrad and the Masters. I have completed both and have benefited greatly as such. The academic forum encourages debate and sharing of information related to case based scenarios. It's a chance to share."


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My Masters allowed me to start my dream full-time job

"Completing my Masters with Diploma MSc allowed me to undertake distance learning alongside working to give me the best chance of getting future work. I was able to start my dream full-time job as a lecturer just before finishing my second year."


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"Excellent way of learning. You need to set aside time each week in order to get the most from the course. Glad I did it."


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Works well to fit into a busy job

"Sports Med diploma done online. Works well to fit into a busy job. Allows me to work as a Pitchside Medic."


Subject Courses

Sports and Exercise Medicine PgDip

Delivered over 1 year the online part time distance learning Postgraduate Diploma course is especially developed for busy health professionals. Formatted in 6 modules, each of 6 weeks duration; the course is designed to be practical and clinically focused.

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Sports and Exercise Medicine MSc

The MSc runs over 1 calendar year. Starting with an initial 10-week online module to develop their skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies, the students then go on to complete a 1,500 word proposal and 10,500 word professional project.

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