Sport and exercise medicine is the study of all human movement, injury prevention, exercise prescription, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement through nutrition, biomechanics, and improved cardiorespiratory efficiency.
The prime object of the programme is to provide practising health professionals with current information on sport and exercise medicine from acknowledged academic and clinical staff.
Although many health professionals find that sport and exercise medicine forms a significant part of their work, most practitioners have minimal or no formal training at undergraduate or postgraduate level.
Available only through distance learning, the PGDipSEM programme reflects the multidisciplinary nature of sport and exercise medicine. It is open to graduates of:
- Human Nutrition
- Physical Education
- Those with comparable qualifications in the health care professions
Students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Medicine can progress to master's level using points obtained during their PGDipSEM studies.
This programme involves additional papers and a dissertation or thesis.