iBSc Sports and Exercise Medicine

Programme organiser:
Dr Manuela Angioi

Overview

Sports and Exercise Medicine is a newly recognised speciality with the first UK training scheme recently set up in London. With an increasing interest in sports and leisure activities, together with the growing problem of obesity and chronic disease, the importance of treating injuries and preventing illness through exercise, is set to grow considerably. The growing health agenda focus on exercise medicine is reflected in the legacy aspects of the successful London 2012 Olympics.

The aim of this programme is to offer an innovative and exciting course in Sports and Exercise Medicine. This will include giving you the knowledge and skills to assess sports injuries and to understand their treatment options, as well as understanding the physiological and psychological benefits of exercise and its use as a health tool.

Lecturers will include physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and sports physicians who are currently working with elite sport in this country and there will be a high clinical emphasis within lectures. Your research project will be clinically relevant and forms half of the course assessment. Therefore, another key component of the course is to give you the necessary knowledge and skills to execute this.

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