MSc (Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy)
College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences
The overall intention of the Masters programme is to produce a successful student with a wide breadth of knowledge across Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy and the necessary skills to put the theory into practice.
Programme aims and objectives
The programme will provide doctors and physiotherapists with:
- The necessary scientific background knowledge to appreciate the issues arising in the field of Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy;
- The necessary skills and knowledge to provide advice on the prevention of sports injuries;
- Up-to-date training in modern methods of assessing, diagnosing, and treating sports injuries, including emergency care;
- Opportunities to learn about the theory and application of Sports Psychology, Podiatry, Biomechanics, Sports Nutrition, Sports Pharmacology, Exercise Physiology, Fitness Assessment, and ethical issues within sport;
- An opportunity to learn about the medical applications of exercise in maintaining health and in disease;
- An introduction to research appropriate to the field of Sports & Exercise Physiotherapy.
Applicants must be chartered physiotherapy graduates (BSc Physiotherapy NUI) of National University of Ireland or another university deemed acceptable, and have a minimum of two years experience post qualification.
2 years, part-time
Next start date: This programme is now incorporated into the Masters in Medical Science programme.
ECTS weighting: 90
Average intake: 10
Closing date: This programme is now incorporated into the Masters in Medical Science programme.
The Masters programme in Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy is a 2-year part-time programme, modular in structure made up of 2 semesters per year and 3 modules per semester (60 ECTS), with a Masters thesis (30 ECTS) submitted by the end of year two. An exit route (Postgraduate Diploma) is available after year 2 upon successful completion of all modules (60 ECTS). Lectures and clinical teaching take place in the evenings and weekends. In addition candidates attend clinics and keep a log of their attendance.
- Module 1: Musculoskeletal Anatomy
- Module 2: Sports Injury I
- Module 3:Biomechanics
- Module 4:Exercise Physiology
- Module 5: Sports Injury I
- Module 6:Bioinformatics and Bioethics
- Module 1:Pre Existing Medical Conditions and Exercise
- Module 2:Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation
- Module 3:Biostatistics
- Module 4:Population Health and Exercise Programming
- Module 5:Medical Emergencies
- Module 6:Sport, Exercise, and Performance
- Thesis 30 ECTS
Coursework will be interdisciplinary and planned to align with the programme and module learning outcomes. Modules will be assessed at the end of each semester consisting of a practical skills assessment and a knowledge-based MCQ. In addition, clinical modules will be assessed using OSCE and clinical case studies. A research proposal will be submitted at the end of year one.
Applications and selections
Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.
Short listed applicants may be called to interview and the final selection made at that point. Preference will be given to applicants with a strong sporting background, either personal involvement or recognised service provision.
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Graduates have found employment in governing bodies of sport and the Irish Sports Council, and working as Team Chartered Physiotherapists for amateur and professional teams.
Fees for this course
EU (Total): €4,745
- Student levy: €224
Non-EU (Total): €13,750
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