Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy (Taught)Cardiff University
Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy (Taught)
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Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy (Taught)
Our Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy program 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 program 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.
The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the academic year. The final modules will be published by September.
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The program is suitable for qualified physiotherapists with at least two years' clinical experience.
Applications are judged on a ‘personal statement’ where a judgement is made on your suitability for the program.
You must address the following points in your personal statement, this list is not exhaustive:
- Why have you selected this program?
- What interests you about the program?
- Any relevant experience related to the program or module content.
- How you plan to use the qualification in your career.
- How you and your profession will benefit from your studies.
- Why you feel you should be given a place on the program.
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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Scholarships & funding
For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.
- Tution fees for UK and EU students: £7,700
- Tution fees for Students from outside the EU: £21,950
What skills will I practise and develop?
Knowledge & Understanding of:
- Develop a holistic approach to the rehabilitation of an injured sportsperson or healthy active individual and be able to communicate with other health and sports related professionals to promote awareness of management and prevention of injury.
- Evaluate practice and critically appraise advances or changes in professional practice.
- Initiate change and lead in the management of change and the advancement of the profession in the sport and exercise environment through research.
Professional Practical Skills:
- Practise your profession using an analytical and problem-solving approach and show advanced skills in the management of injuries within sport and exercise
- Develop standards of practice based on reflective thinking and problem-solving.
Our course is designed to help you develop towards Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Sports & Exercise (ACPSM) Gold standard level, using competencies defined by International Federation of Sports Physiotherapists (IFSPT).
The knowledge, skills and behaviours you will develop during your MSc will provide the ideal foundation on which to build your career in sports and exercise physiotherapy.
About this institute
Founded in 1883, Cardiff University combines a prestigious heritage with impressive modern facilities, on one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK. As part of the Russell Group, our students benefit from our outstanding research quality and reputation, while...
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