The Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine (SEM) forms part of the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The centre boasts a fully equipped human performance laboratory and combined sports clinic at Mile End Hospital. Teaching and research across the centre covers applied exercise physiology, sports injury assessment & treatment, podiatry, biomechanics, football medicine, dance medicine and the role of physical activity in the prevention and management of chronic disease.
The iBSc and MSc programmes (open to medics, physiotherapists and podiatrists) are designed to give students hands on experience of sports and exercise medicine in a variety of settings. The centre boasts links to a number of top professional sport clubs and national governing bodies where students have the opportunity to undergo placements. Graduates go on to include SEM in their clinical practise as a sub-speciality, for example in general practise, orthopaedics, rheumatology or emergency medicine, or more directly via specialist training in SEM.