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MScSport and Exercise Medicine in Football

1 year full-time
Entry requirements
Or higher
Up to
alumni discount
Southampton City Centre

Looking to get into or build on your existing knowledge and skills in the exciting area of football medicine? This course is designed for Sport and Exercise Therapy, Physiotherapy and Sports Rehabilitation graduates, either interested in moving into football medicine, or already working within football and wishing to complete this master's degree alongside their clinical practice.

Focusing on advanced clinical practice in football, this course will provide you with the opportunity to study specialist Sport and Exercise Medicine modules designed to develop a specialist expertise in acute sports trauma, physical rehabilitation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a wide range of injuries in football.

You will have the opportunity to develop the practical skills needed to rehabilitate injured football athletes and enhance the fitness, and performance of non-injured players. You will gain an advanced understanding of the key theories and concepts related to the training, physical development, and rehabilitation of football athletes, as well as Sport and Exercise Science procedures used in evaluating and monitoring fitness and performance.

A mentored professional placement at a football club will provide you the opportunity to put theory into practice. You will be expected to take responsibility for your own caseload, examining, assessing, treating, and managing football athletes. This will enable you to develop, apply and reflect on your own performance across the core areas of football medicine and to draw on, and review, the profession’s evidence base.

The programme has excellent links with professional football clubs, and you will have the opportunity to undertake the FA level 4 Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF) as part of this course.

Why choose this course?

Course features

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

  • Specialist facilities

    This course has access to specialist facilities

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

This course is for

This course is ideally suited to those looking to move into the exciting area of football medicine, who have already studied areas such as sport and exercise therapy, physiotherapy and sports rehabilitation. 



What this course leads to

Sport and Exercise Medicine within football is a developing speciality and there is a need for professional people with an expertise in acute sports trauma, physical rehabilitation, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of a wide range of injuries in football. This fantastic course is carefully aligned to employer needs and aims to enhance your professional knowledge, skills, and experience so you can pursue a career in football medicine.

  • Physical rehabilitation
  • Acute sports trauma
  • Diagnosis and treatment
  • Injury prevention

Meet the team

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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