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Cardiff Metropolitan University: the latest academic and practical developments in a Masters of Sport and Exercise Medicine (continuing professional development series)
  1. Adam G Culvenor1,2,3
  1. 1 Paracelsus Medical University, Institute of Anatomy Salzburg and Nuremburg, Salzburg, Austria
  2. 2 La Trobe University, School of Allied Health, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3 Australian Hip and Knee Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Adam G Culvenor, Institute of Anatomy, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg 5020, Austria; adam.culvenor{at}

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Institution Cardiff School of Sport, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff, UK.

Course Master of Science (MSc) in Sport and Exercise Medicine.


A Master of Sport and Exercise Medicine gives clinicians a deeper understanding of sports medicine, sports injuries and exercise medicine.1 Such specialised knowledge and advanced clinical skills are increasingly required to earn greater responsibility in managing the health of elite and recreational athletes and sporting teams,2 as well as for consulting with key sports governing bodies.


The MSc in Sport and Exercise Medicine is a course for British and international medical doctors, chartered physiotherapists and osteopaths seeking a specialist qualification in Sport and Exercise Medicine. Applications from sports rehabilitators, nurses and podiatrists who have appropriate professional registration and sports experience are considered. The Royal College of General Practitioners-accredited programme is directed by Dr Craig Ranson, a Wales Rugby Team Sports Physiotherapist with vast experience working in national elite sports medicine teams and conducting sports injury research and education.

An experienced team of sports medicine physicians, exercise and sports scientists, sports physiotherapists and orthopaedic surgeons provide …

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  • Funding AGC is supported by a European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN; KNEEMO) under grant agreement number 607510. The funding source had no involvement in any aspect of this educational review.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.