15 months
16500 GBP/year
7200 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Designed for qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths with clinical experience, in the Sport and Exercise Medicine course from Manchester Metropolitan University 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 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. Past guest lecturers on this course include Adrian Gardner (Head of Performance at Warrington Wolves Rugby League), Chris Rosimus (Head of Nutrition at The Football Association), John Hartley (First Team Physiotherapist at Aston Villa Football Club) and Aaron Green (Head Strength and Conditioning Coach with English Touch Association).


On this Sport and Exercise Medicine course from Manchester Metropolitan University, you’ll develop the knowledge to deliver specialist advice and skills to manage elite athletes and sportspeople of all abilities recovering from illness, injury or managing long-term conditions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Project in Sport and Exercise Medicine
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine Injection Therapy
  • Radiology in Musculoskeletal Practice
  • Maximising Sports Performance
  • Emergency Care in Sport
  • The Sports Team Physician
  • Education and Training in Practice

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 15 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

There is no deadline for applications to our postgraduate programmes, however we recommend you apply as early as possible.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

The course is aimed at qualified doctors, physiotherapists and osteopaths.

Applicants should hold:

  • An MBChB (MBBS) or equivalent.


  • A degree in physiotherapy (normally 2.2 or above)/a graduate diploma in physiotherapy together with evidence of an approved and relevant post qualification education.


  • A degree in Osteopathy (M Ost (Hons), normally 2.2 or above).


  • Two years’ clinical experience.

All students applying for the course will usually be required to have two years’ clinical experience, but the final decision on an applicant’s suitability will be made at interview.

Applicants will be interviewed or have their application carefully scrutinised in order to establish the relevance of the course to their learning needs, the necessary commitment to learning and where appropriate, support from their manager / employer.  Interviews may be conducted in person or virtually or telephone.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 GBP per year during 15 months.
  • National

    7200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7200 GBP per year during 15 months.


  • UK and Channel Island: £800 per 20 credits studied per year.
  • Eu and Non-Eu International: £1834 per 20 credits studied per year.

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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