MSc-PgDip-PgCert Sport Injury Management and Therapy

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  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements Normally a good honours degree in a relevant discipline, or an alternative qualification with an appropriate concentration of relevant experience. If you do not have standard qualifications then our course leader or academic members of the course management team will interview you to discuss your individual case. If you are then accepted you may need to complete successfully a tailored programme of required reading before you can join the course. If your first language is not English you must normally produce evidence of competence in English such as IELTS 7 with no unit below 6.5 or TOEFL 600 or 250 (computer-based) or 100 (Internet-based).
  • Academic title
    MSc/PgDip/PgCert Sport Injury Management and Therapy
  • Course description
    Sheffield is the UK’s first national city of sport and an important centre of sports medicine and sport science. We designed this course to provide a fresh approach to interprofessional work in sport injury.

    Sheffield Hallam University boast the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science (CSES) and one of the largest centres of physiotherapy education in the UK. CSES provides research and consultancy services in sport and exercise. It has adopted a holistic approach to its work and has close links with sports medicine practioners.

    The centre provides sport science services at elite standard to the sports of • football • rugby • athletics • golf • squash • sailing • table tennis • cricket. You benefit from their activities through our continuous updating of teaching materials for project work and dissertations.

    We are one of the main providers of undergraduate and postgraduate education and training for physiotherapy, nursing, social work and many other allied health professions. We are also a national leader in interprofessional education.

    In sport injury our physiotherapy teaching staff work alongside colleagues in medicine and science and have strong clinical links with local healthcare providers.

    We have invested heavily in sport and exercise science and have one of the finest suites of sport and exercise science laboratories in the UK. It caters for student learning and research and we deliver modules in these facilities.

    The collaboration
    Evidence suggests there is a clear benefit to athletes if sports clinicians and physiotherapists work as a team. The team needs to recognise and understand the approaches of each of the other members. As a team they must consider the prime needs of the athlete and the role of the coach. This course brings together specialists in sport science, sports medicine and therapies to provide an integrated holistic approach to the prevention, management and rehabilitation of sport injuries.

    The course covers
    • issues that arise in developing a holistic approach
    • how these issues can be overcome
    • how the approach can be developed further through scientific research

    The courses do not confer professional accreditation or licence to practise but are designed to improve the work of practising professionals.

    The course provides
    • knowledge of the evidence base within the disciplines and how they can work together in sports practice
    • understanding of how your expertise can fit alongside other groups involved in preventing, treating and recovering from sport injury
    • the opportunity to benefit athletes through developments

    Associated careers

    This course enables you to work as part of a multidisciplinary team of scientists, medics and physiotherapists providing a holistic approach to the management of sport injuries. These teams work with sporting bodies athletes and exercise participants.

    Course content

    Postgraduate certificate
    • research methods: designing injury management programmes • definition and diagnosis of sport injuries • EITHER biomechanics of sports injury OR fitness testing and prescription • EITHER reduction of sport injuries OR rehabilitation of sport injuries

    Postgraduate diploma
    • research methods: designing injury management programmes • research methods: analysis and presentation definition and diagnosis of sport injuries • definition and diagnosis of sport injuries • medical management of sport injury • reduction of sport injuries • rehabilitation of sport injuries • treatment of sport injuries • causes of sport injuries • fitness testing and prescription

    To gain an MSc you must submit a dissertation of between 12,000 and 15,000 words.

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