MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology

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    MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Course Description

Advance your career with this Clinical Exercise Science Master’s degree. Learn how to support people with long-term health conditions and improve their quality of life from industry experts.

On this MSc Clinical Exercise Science course, you’ll be equipped with practical and professional skills in fitness assessment and exercise interventions, such as medical management, exercise prescription and behaviour change.

You’ll develop your understanding of key clinical applications, including the relationship between exercise and chronic disease, the psychological effects of exercise and the importance of testing, and put this into practice through physiological assessments.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience

  • A minimum of a second-class honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Professional experience and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.

English language requirements

  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.5.

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Student Destinations

Once you graduate from this MSc Clinical Exercise Science degree, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to operate successfully in a clinical environment.

Depending on your choices during the Professional Development module, you’ll also be able to work towards becoming a Clinical Exercise Physiologist. You’ll be set to provide services in physiology, health and fitness, exercise and science support in both the public and private sector – with the option to pursue professional certification and gain further training and experience in clinical physiology. Alternatively, you could proceed to a research degree.

Graduates of this course have gone into roles such as:

  • Health and wellbeing physiologist
  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Exercise referral coordinator
  • GP exercise referral coordinator
  • NHS trainee clinical scientist
  • Health advisor
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing research technician
  • Mental health exercise instructor
  • NHS physical activities adviser
  • Private exercise physiologist

Module Details

All modules on this MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology Master’s are core.

  • Clinical Exercise Testing and Interpretation – 30 credits
  • Clinical Strength and Conditioning – 30 credits
  • Humans in Extreme Environments – 30 credits
  • Pathophysiology and Medical Management – 30 credits
  • Psychology of Exercise and Physical Activity – 30 credits
  • Research and Practice Development – 30 credits

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