Clinical Exercise Physiology
School - School of Health Sciences
Subject area - Sport, Exercise and Physiotherapy
Start Dates(s): September
MSc (12months full-time)
PgDip (12 months full-time)
PgCert (12 months full-time)
MSc (two years part-time)
PgDip (two years part-time)
PgCert (one year part-time)
Part-time - £1,260 per 30 credit module
UK - £7,560
- This course will give you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and expertise, allowing you to pursue a career in a number of allied health roles such as exercise physiologist, physical exercise therapist, respiratory technician and advanced physiotherapist.
- You will gain experience using state-of-the-art equipment in our Human Performance Laboratory.
- You will develop advanced skill sets to enable you to apply research into practice.
- Part-time study option
This programme focuses on using 'exercise as medicine', to treat and manage conditions as well as to rehabilitate patients recovering from illness.
With ever-increasing numbers of patients being referred for exercise-screening and prescription - especially those diagnosed with chronic conditions such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome - correct determination of exercise tolerance and prescription is an essential component of their wellbeing and return to normal lifestyles.
There is currently a significant shortfall in the number of qualified cardiac physiologists, with patients in some areas on long waiting lists, meaning these skills are in high demand.
This course will allow you to develop an understanding of advanced levels of clinical physiology and aetiology of disease states. These developed practical and theoretical skills will enable you to progress in a dynamic health environment and to understand and interact with a range of clinical conditions.
The MSc programme is offered as either a full-time or part-time programme. The full time course runs over three academic semesters (September through to September the following year), whilst giving you the chance to exit with a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Master's.
Research methods for exercise sciences (30 credits -) – this module will enable you to develop a rigorous approach to the process of research.
Pathophysiology and aetiology of health disorders (30 credits) – You will explore the factors relating to disease and how exercise may be used to manage the disease states.
Encouraging the self- management of healthy lifestyle behaviours (30 credits) – You will evaluate the health benefits and reduced risk of disease by following government recommendations for exercise and a healthy diet, paying attention to evaluating the potential effect of environmental and psycho-social influences on lifestyle choice. You will learn how to educate patients to self-manage lifestyle change in treatment of disease.
Clinical exercise testing and prescription for health disorders (30 credits) – In this module you will develop an understanding of the clinical presentation of disease states and the application and interpretation of exercise testing.
Research Project (60 credits) – You will devise and deliver an original research study in a journal publication style, utilising knowledge gained from prior learning on the programme.