Sport and Exercise Medicine

University of Leeds

12 months
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The Sport and Exercise Medicine programme at the University of Leeds is designed to offer medical doctors, physiotherapists and sports therapists a unique and practitioner-led education in the field of sport and exercise medicine (SEM).


The Sport and Exercise Medicine programme at the University of Leeds is based on the sports science department of the university and with a faculty including some of the country’s leading Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctors and Physiotherapists we have all areas of SEM covered. This is a flexible course comprising of blended learning opportunities suitable for applicants in full-time employment.

The course will equip you with strong team working skills through its interdisciplinary approach to training. You will be equipped to work in teams of professionals with complementary expertise such as strength and conditioning, team coaches, physiotherapists, and acute injury settings.

Career opportunities

Employment opportunities exist within NHS musculoskeletal and private sports medicine clinics, as well as sports clubs. SEM is now a recognized training route by the GMC for clinicians.

SEM is a key deliverable in new government strategies. The demand for training has increased with portfolio GPs and GPwSI specifically interested in training for sports medicine, and an increasing expectation amongst professional sports clubs that team doctors should have undergone structured training programmes to Masters level.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Functional Sports Anatomy and Clinical Assessment
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine and Sport Injuries
  • The Sport and Exercise Medicine Practitioner
  • Exercise Physiology, Health and Sports Nutrition
  • Physical Activity, Health and Exercise Prescription

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should normally have a good first honours degree or at least a UK upper second class or equivalent. It is expected that applicants can demonstrate significant relevant experience and clear potential for benefiting from the programme, for example:

  • Doctors (GMC registered)
  • Physiotherapists (Health and Care Professions Council / Chartered Society of Physiotherapy)
  • Sports therapists or Sports trainers (British Association of Sport Rehabilitators and Trainers)

Tuition Fee

Please visit our course page to view our fees for this course.


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Sport and Exercise Medicine
University of Leeds