Masters | Postgraduate Course - Paediatric Exercise and Health MSc Course Details within University of Exeter

Postgraduate Admissions
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Course Fees
Tuition fees per year 2019/20 UK/EU: £9,800 full-time; £4,900 part-time International: £20,600 full-time
Start Month(s)
September
Contact Name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
Paediatric Exercise and Health MSc

Study Details

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

It is well known that the first two decades of life represent an important window of opportunity to not only improve the health and well-being of young people, but also their health status into adult life. The role that physical activity and fitness can play in improving markers of health and well-being in young people is an important area of study, especially given concerns of declining fitness and increasing obesity in today’s children and adolescents.

Based on the internationally-recognised research conducted at the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC), our Masters programme in Paediatric Exercise and Health offers a thorough grounding in the unique physiological responses of children and adolescents during exercise and how these responses are influenced by age, sex and biological maturation. It provides an in depth evaluation of the relationships between physical activity, fitness and health in young people. You will gain experience of both theoretical and hands-on methods used to evaluate physical activity and fitness, plus advanced training in research methods and analytical procedures.

The programme is delivered within a friendly and supportive learning environment, drawing upon innovative multi-method and multi-disciplinary research and teaching by our leading academics. You will have opportunities for involvement with on-going research projects and to develop key transferable skills beneficial for further doctoral study.

Module details

Compulsory modules

  • SHSM003 Paediatric Exercise Physiology 30
  • SHSM006 Laboratory Techniques in Physiology 30
  • SHSM014 Paediatric Exercise and Health 30
  • SHSM024 Research Methods and Analytical Procedures 30
  • SHSM025 Dissertation (Journal Article) 60

Entry Requirements

Normally a minimum 2:1 degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline.

Programme Funding

We offer numerous scholarships to encourage exceptional students to apply for Masters programmes at the University of Exeter.

Student Destinations

MSc graduates are well placed for career opportunities in a number of different employment sectors such as sport, exercise, leisure management and consultancy, health promotion, finance and marketing. In addition, the Masters degree provides an opportunity for further study.