Sport and Exercise Medicine part time masters student at University of Leeds

Sarah Hattee

What is your current profession?

I am a full time Academy Physiotherapist at Yorkshire Carnegie.

Why did you choose to come to Leeds University to study Sport and Exercise Medicine?

I had wanted to do a Masters degree for a while but it was difficult to find the right time whilst doing a full time job. When I heard about this course being put together at the University of Leeds it came at a good time in my career and I was able to take the opportunity to apply. I was initially attracted by the structure of the modules and the practical exposure, the contact time seemed perfect so that I could continue with my full time job whilst being able to develop my current knowledge and expand on key topics relevant to SEM. 

What have been the highlights of the course so far?

I have really enjoyed having the experience of a cadaver in the disection room which I haven't had before as well as the functional anatomy sessions. The academic teaching at the University is excellent with the sessions being interactive and focused on working in a team. I have also enjoyed the pitch side placements and I am looking forward to the opportunity to experience even more different sports. 

Tell us about your field based placement experience so far.

The University helped me to source my placement with GB Basketball where I went on a 2 day camp with the womens team and got involved with areas such as screening the team and injury management.