MSc Clinical Exercise Science

Postgraduate, Part-time

Clinical Exercise Science MSc



This unique practical and applied course will develop specialised knowledge of clinical exercise science

Overview

This novel programme is designed for those wishing to gain and develop expert knowledge in the science of exercise assessment and prescription and learn applied techniques which will enable you to develop a career in clinical exercise science, academic research, teaching and other science-based professions.

The evidence demonstrating that physical activity reduces the risk of developing chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity and type 2 diabetes highlights the need for clinical exercise practitioners with high level knowledge of physical activity and health who can work within community and healthcare settings.

This programme offers a well-balanced blend between practice and theory. The course is multi-disciplinary in nature covering aspects of exercise physiology, exercise and health psychology, biomechanical principles as well as clinical skills.

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Mode of Study:

Part-time (available as Full-time)

Duration:

2-4 years

Start date:

Sep


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Course details

During your studies you will develop an advanced understanding of the research evidence in the context of clinical exercise science.

You will learn to apply theoretical concepts and professional skills in practical situations likely to be encountered by a clinical exercise scientist.

You will employ advanced investigative, analytical and practical techniques to advance knowledge in clinical exercise science.

You will present evidence-based clinical exercise prescription appropriate for a range of pathologies and in seemingly healthy populations and be able to effectively communicate evidence and treatment goals with a variety of populations.

You will gain enhanced knowledge and learn skills in clinical exercise science to increase employability in an academic or applied setting.

Subjects include

  • Exercise, wellbeing and psychological health
  • Exercise Physiology & Health
  • Research Methods in Sport and Exercise Science
  • Physical Activity and Cardio-metabolic Conditions
  • Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship
  • Physical Activity for Neurological Conditions
  • Independent Study
  • Research Project

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  • calendar How you’ll be taught

    This MSc (180 credits) course is studied on a part-time basis and generally lasts 2 - 4 years.

    You’ll learn by a variety of teaching methods including lectures, tutorials and independent study.

    There are also opportunities to complete a PgDip (120 credits) or a PgCert (60 credits).

    Alternatively you may wish to complete specific module/modules as part of your own continuous professional development.

  • note and pen Assessments

    Assessments will be conducted through a variety of methods including written reports, case studies; poster presentations and exams.

Disclaimer

Study modules mentioned above are indicative only. Some changes may occur between now and the time that you study.

Full information on this is available in our disclaimer.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2:2 or above. We look for candidates who have a background in Physical Activity & Health, Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy or other Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) qualifications.

We may also consider other qualifications/experience which demonstrate through our recognition of prior learning process that you have appropriate knowledge and skills at SCQF level 10.

English language requirements

If your first language isn't English, you'll normally need to undertake an approved English language test and our minimum English language requirements will apply.

This may not apply if you have completed all your school qualifications in English. Check our country pages to find out if this applies to you.

International students

We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
Entry requirements by country

Please note that non-EU international students are unable to enrol onto the following courses:
  • BN Nursing/MN Nursing (Adult, Child, Mental Health or Learning Disability)
  • BM Midwifery/MM Midwifery

Admissions policies

We’re committed to admitting students who have the potential to succeed and benefit from our programmes of study. 

Our admissions policies will help you understand our admissions procedures, and how we use the information you provide us in your application to inform the decisions we make.

Undergraduate admissions policies
Postgraduate admissions policies

Fees & funding

The course fees you'll pay and the funding available to you will depend on a number of factors including your nationality, location, personal circumstances and the course you are studying. We also have a number of bursaries and scholarships available to our students.

Tuition fees
Students from 2018/19 2019/20
Home/EU-Taught modules *£890 tba
Home/EU-Dissertation module £530 tba
Overseas Taught Modules *£1,950 tba
Overseas Dissertation £1,300 tba


Fees for modules are calculated according to the number of credits (multiples of 20). The rate shown in the table is for 20 credits*.

Frequently Asked Questions about Fees.
Information of Bursaries and Scholarships.
The University offers a 10% discount on MSc Postgraduate Taught Masters programmes to its alumni. The discount applies to all full-time, part-time and online programmes.

Careers

  • GP exercise referral coordinator
  • Trainee clinical scientist
  • Health advisor
  • Exercise science research technician
  • Health and wellbeing physiologist
  • Physical activities adviser
  • Private exercise physiologist

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