MSc Sport And Exercise Physiology

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

Course Description

This MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology degree aims to allow graduates to develop and apply physiological knowledge to individuals who are involved in settings that focus on performance enhancement (e.g., competitive athletes and casual exercisers), and physiology based-rehabilitation settings. The degree will equip you with a blend of evidence-based knowledge and practical skills that will prepare you for a career working with individuals who are involved in such settings.

Professional Accreditation

You’ll be able to use some of the knowledge and skills that you’ll acquire on this MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology degree to prepare for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) supervisory experience training, which is normally a pre-requisite of the Association’s professional accreditation.

BASES also organise an annual student conference. Some of our former MSc students have won prestigious awards for ‘Best Postgraduate Verbal Presentation’ and ‘Best Postgraduate Poster Presentation’ at the BASES Student Conferences. These awards are open to MSc and PhD students from all UK Universities and the fact that our students have repeatedly won awards is a good indication of the quality of the teaching and research you’ll experience on our course.

Due to our reputation for research excellence we attract students from all over the world and have postgraduate course leaflets available in Arabic and Chinese.

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Entry Requirements

At least a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent).

Students with a degree from a different academic area may also be considered. Working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis. Please contact with any questions.

EU and Overseas students, whose first language is not English, are required to take the standardised English Language test (IELTS) before starting  the course. Students who achieve a score of 6.0 or above (no individual score below 5.5) are eligible for direct entry to the course. The University offers pre-sessional language courses before courses start through ELCOS for those that need additional support reaching the required level.

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Student Destinations

All our postgraduate programmes are designed (with further training where appropriate) to enhance the career prospects of Sport, Health and Exercise Science graduates. Career destinations of Bangor postgraduates include:  the Home Country Sports Institutes, National Governing Bodies, the Olympic Medical Institute, Professional sports teams and organisations, the fitness industry, the NHS (hospitals and Primary Care Trusts), Teaching and Education (after completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education). Further postgraduate study (ie Doctoral research) is another vocational route.

This specific degree will provide you with many of the physiology related experiences that are required to work with athletes and exercisers in applied sport settings (e.g., amateur, professional) and/or casual exercise / health settings. The degree will also facilitate further academic study in complementary topics, and for careers in research (e.g., research fellow, PhD). You’ll also obtain transferrable skills that are applicable to careers outside of sport and exercise physiology, both in the public and private sector.

Module Details

This Sport and Exercise Physiology MSc aims to allow graduates to develop and apply physiological knowledge to individuals who are involved in settings that focus on performance (e.g., competitive athletes and casual exercisers). The degree will equip students with a blend of evidence based knowledge and practical skills that will prepare them for a career working with individuals who are involved in performance related settings.

The programme is taught through traditional lectures, interactive seminars, one-to-one tutorials, computer sessions, and laboratory practical's. Students will gain experience of working independently and in group-based settings both in the classroom and in practical sessions as well as completing a substantial period of self-study that includes the completion of a research project or dissertation. To complement this the programme takes a largely real-world approach to assessment by assessing case reports, practical skills, the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations, and the delivery of presentations (e.g., posters and talks).

Graduates will be able to show a critical knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles that are involved in successful physiological development in performance-based sport and exercise settings; demonstrate an understanding of the scientific principles and statistical procedures that underpin effective research design, data collection, and data interpretation in sport and exercise science; and illustrate how scientific principles can be used to design, implement, and evaluate client based interventions in sport and exercise related settings.

Graduates will develop practical skills including a range of discipline-specific practical techniques that might be used when collecting data for research and/or applied purposes in laboratory and field settings. They will have developed contextual awareness and problem solving when considering how scientific principles and practical interventions might be applied to sport and exercise settings and will be able to interpret and communicate physiology-based scientific data to suit the needs of the audience. They will also be able to demonstrate a broad range of key skills, including awareness of health and safety and ethical considerations.

Collectively, graduates will acquire communication and presentation skills, interactive and group skills, reflective practice skills, and numeracy and Information and Communication Technology skills. Hence, graduates will be able to demonstrate professionalism as required in the workplace.

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