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MScSport and Exercise Medicine in Football

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Starting in2024
Entry requirements: 2:1
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Up to: 20% alumni discountFind out more
Campus: Southampton City CentreView on Google Maps

Why study a sport and exercise medicine in football master's degree at Solent University

Learn to develop and apply your sport and exercise therapy, physiotherapy, or sports rehabilitation expertise to the specialist field of football medicine to work with injured and non-injured players.

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  • The course has excellent links with professional football clubs.
  • You'll have the opportunity to undertake the FA Level 4 Intermediate Trauma Medical Management in Football (ITMMiF) professional qualification alongside your studies.
  • You'll learn from a highly experienced course team who bring industry knowledge into their teaching.
  • You'll have the opportunity to take on a mentored professional placement at a football club to put theory into practice.
  • You'll be able to gain practical experience in our modern sports therapy treatment suite. These spacious rooms are equipped with couches and sports therapy equipment for treatment and rehabilitation.
  • Benefit from free exercise science career consultation for life. Our careers advice service, Solent Futures is available to all Solent students and graduates for life, helping you to progress in your current career or discuss options for a change in career.
  • This course is eligible for the Postgraduate Master's student loan. The loan is from Student Finance England and can be used to cover costs (ie, accommodation, tuition fees) associated with postgraduate studies (it was up to £12,167 for 2023 entry).

Course overview

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.

Any questions?

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Email: admissions@solent.ac.ukCall: 023 8201 5066

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Email: admissions.international@solent.ac.ukCall: +44 (0)23 8201 5066

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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

  • Additional qualification

    This course offers additional qualifications for you to obtain with your degree

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.

See where our alumni are working

This course will enable you to develop roles in:

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

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