Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy, Cardiff University

Cardiff University the United Kingdom

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The award
MSc

How long you will study
18 - 36 Month

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time, part-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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All study options

About Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy at Cardiff University

As a practitioner looking for a specialist qualification in sports physiotherapy, this MSc will enable you to develop your knowledge of sports science and injuries, as well as your critical thinking skills, in order to further your career within your specialist profession.

Our Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy programme is designed in collaboration with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM) and international organisations such as the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists (IFSP).

Our established programme is suited to qualified physiotherapists, from across the UK and internationally working in a wide variety of sectors that involve managing people with sport or exercise related injuries. A minimum of two years physiotherapy clinical experience is required, whether this be experience in a high-performance sport level or in a physiotherapy clinic.

Our Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy programme is designed in collaboration with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM) and international organisations such as the International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists (IFSP).

Our established programme is suited to qualified physiotherapists, from across the UK and internationally working in a wide variety of sectors that involve managing people with sport or exercise related injuries. A minimum of two years physiotherapy clinical experience is required, whether this be experience in a high-performance sport level or in a physiotherapy clinic.

It gives you the chance to take your learning to the next level, enhancing your skills and knowledge in order to challenge and critically evaluate your own professional practice and the wider areas of sport physiotherapy such as service improvement and patient care. This will help inform the way you practice safely and effectively and help you to inform sport and exercise physiotherapy healthcare in your country.

Our modules cover a wide range of sport and exercise physiotherapy competencies, as identified by the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy to include Sport and Exercise Participation, Inter-Disciplinary Management and Injury Prevention.

Your learning will be supported by experienced researchers and academics who are experts in their field. You can look forward to working with our highly experienced team who between them have worked within an impressive range of contexts, such as major multi-sport Games and professional sports at international level. You will also be designated a personal tutor who will support you throughout your studies.

Your teaching can take place in our specially designed physiotherapy labs and simulation suites. Our School benefits from a range of equipment such as an anti-gravity treadmill and a motion capture centre which uses techniques to analyse human movement which could be used to support your learning.

In addition, you will be part of a wider physiotherapy cohort where you will benefit from learning alongside a globally diverse group who are studying at various points in their career. Sharing knowledge and gaining understanding of sport and exercise physiotherapy practice across the world.

Above all else we strive to make sure you are ready for your next step in your career. On completion you will have achieved the theoretical requirements of the Gold Level Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine and be working at a master’s level within your field and influencing healthcare in Wales and beyond.

Be part of something life-changing and take on a new challenge today.

Distinctive features

Join a School that is ranked 4th overall in the UK for Research assessed by REF (2014). Here are some of the key features of why we think our programme is the right choice for you:

Designed in collaboration with the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports and Exercise Medicine (ACPSEM) and international organisations such as the International federation of Sports Physiotherapists (IFSP).

The opportunity to work amongst a highly experienced team who between them have worked in an impressive range of contexts, such as major multi-sport Games and professional sports at international level.

Our modules cover a wide range of sport and exercise physiotherapy competencies, as identified by the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy.

You will be designated a personal tutor who will support you throughout your studies.

Learn in an environment with specially designed physiotherapy labs and simulation suites.

Benefit from a range of high-tech physiotherapy equipment to enhance your learning.

You will benefit from learning alongside a diverse group who are studying at various points in their career.

The opportunity to become a student representative and shape future educational provision.

All of our teaching sessions are captured on recording and made available online* for you to review and revisit your learning. (*where appropriate to do so)

If your first language is not English, there are open access English Language courses available to you.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study18 - 36 month
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course fees find out

Notes about fees for this course

For information regarding fees, please visit our website. 

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Part Time

If you’re a home-fee paying student, you can apply for a £3,000 Master’s Excellence Scholarship from Cardiff University to help cover the cost of this programme.

Entry requirements

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