MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology

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    MSc 1 year full-time/part-time

Course Description

If you are interested in investigating the physiological consequences of chronic debilitating diseases, then this Master’s gives you the opportunity for detailed study, looking particularly at how exercise testing can pick up the changes these diseases cause.

The course gives you a solid grounding in the theory and application of physiological tests in clinical populations including graded cardiopulmonary exercise testing; cardiac ultrasound; vascular ultrasound; and muscle-function analyses. Throughout, you actively participate in practical sessions designed to increase your skills, with supervised practice sessions working alongside University sports teams and our community exercise clinic.

Why choose this course?

  • Study with an academic team who have world-leading expertise in their fields and are actively involved in research
  • Enjoy the ideal environment for scientific exploration and practical skills development with facilities that include six BASES-accredited sport and exercise science laboratories; Human Performance Centre; a nutrition research kitchen; two molecular and cellular physiology labs; and a sports therapy and rehabilitation centre with a sports injury clinic
  • Benefit from our successful partnerships with professional sports teams, elite athletes, academies, schools, colleges and other relevant organisations
  • Gain from the opportunity to practice your skills on work placement and shadow experienced staff
  • Develop the high-level statutory professional standards demanded of members of a health care team.

Entry Requirements

UK applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

EU/International applicants please visit website for details.

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Programme Funding

There are numerous sources of funding available for postgraduate students, both from external sources such as the Government and from the University.

Student Destinations

On completion of this course, you will be able to build on your sport and exercise background, knowledge and skills to transition into clinical settings specialising in exercise physiology. The course opens the way to a career in the NHS, local authorities, private healthcare, insurance or within the health and fitness industry in roles such as a health promotion specialist; clinical exercise physiologist; clinical technician; or researcher.

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