MSc / Diploma in Performing Arts Medicine

The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine is the main inspiration and developer of the MSc / Diploma in Performing Arts Medicine to be delivered by University College London from September 2011.  Currently in our 25th year, we have been at the forefront of this specialism, both in the UK and internationally. Along with our partner universities, we have convened many of the most eminent practitioners and researchers in the field to teach and supervise this course.

MSc / Diploma in Performing Arts Medicine


University College London

From September 2011

in conjunction with

British Association for Performing Arts Medicine

The Royal College of Music

Trinity-Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Do you work with elite or recreational dancers, actors, musicians or vocalists and want to learn more about performing arts injury prevention and management?

Do you care for individuals with musculoskeletal conditions that limit their activity?

Do you want to understand more about the links between health, performance and physical activity?

Do you want to know about the pharmacology prescribed and its effects on performing artists?

Do you need to understand the psychology of performance and current management strategies?

Do you want to be able to prescribe a range of rehabilitation exercises for a range of conditions?

If you answered ‘yes’ to these questions, then this is the programme for you!

This programme will provide specialised training in Performing Arts Medicine to clinicians interested or already involved in treating this very special subset encompassing instrumental musicians, singers, dancers, actors and all performing artists. It will equip clinicians with specialised knowledge and provide a baseline qualification which may eventually become a minimum requirement for health professionals working in this field.  It is also intended to be a vehicle for stimulating Performing Arts Medicine research.

The programme is designed for clinicians from many backgrounds, including, but not limited to General Practitioners, Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Hand therapists, Sports and Exercise Physicians, Rheumatologists, Orthopaedic Surgeons, Specialists in Psychotherapeutic Treatments.

The course ranges widely across musculoskeletal & neuromuscular injury, ergonomics, focal dystonias, differential diagnoses, performance psychology, drugs and self medication and assessment and rehabilitation of performance related injury. Alongside detailed clinical teaching and method there will be practical content relating to the performing arts industry,  law, research, dance and voice science and a guide to NHS and other clinics to which patient referrals should be made.

Click here for more details: MSc Diploma in Performing Arts Medicine – Further Information

Here is the UCL course description:

Contact Information:

BAPAM: Development Director for Performing Arts Medicine: Ian MacDonald +44 (0)20 7404 8444

UCL: Programme Administrator: Mark Armstrong +44 (0)20 7472 6220

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