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Are you passionate about exercise and health? Our MSc in Applied Exercise and Health Science at Canterbury Christ Church University offers a comprehensive programme that combines academic knowledge with practical skills. Taught by experienced academics and industry experts, you'll delve into topics such as physical activity, disease, and behavioural change. Our state-of-the-art specialist sport and exercise laboratories provide hands-on experience in areas like cardiac scanning and respiratory physiology. With a focus on research methods and interdisciplinary approaches, this programme prepares you for a range of employment opportunities in the industry. Join us and make a difference in the field of exercise and health. Entry requirements include a 2.2 or above undergraduate degree, and applicants from various backgrounds are welcome.

About the course

Our MSc Applied Exercise and Health Science is set in the context of the current health climate, where there is an emphasis on the need to develop quality health services for all ages across the health and social sector.

Throughout the course you will be supported by our enthusiastic and highly qualified academics who perform regular clinical investigations within the National Health Service and bring this experience into the teaching. Guest lectures take place from experts such as clinical physiotherapists, cardiac rehabilitators and public health project developers.

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Entry Requirements

Our standard offer for accepting students onto this programme is an undergraduate degree at 2.2 or above. Applicants from a range of undergraduate subjects (health, science, sport and exercise) will be considered.

This is in addition to a brief personal statement outlining interest and areas of specialism being considered, as well as a complete CV. The University has a well-established Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) and Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) structure in operation. Students without previous qualifications may be accepted as part of this process.


Government loans of up to £11,836 are available for some postgraduate Master’s courses for students starting their course from 1 August 2022. Loans are subject to both personal and course eligibility criteria.

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Student Profiles

Megan Washington, class of 2017/18

The MSc in Applied Exercise and Health has already opened my eyes to a whole avenue of job routes which until now, I was unaware of. This taught MSc allows you to dig deeper into areas of health and exercise that could potentially become a career in the health sector. Not only does it give you a variety of topic areas from, how to change exercise behaviour, to hands on laboratory techniques. It also gives you the opportunity to explore a research study of your very own. This MSc will not only provide you with a post-graduate degree, but also a variety of skills for the world of exercise and health.

Eleanor Santer, class of 2017/18

The MSc Applied exercise and health science, has proven to be an enjoyable and informative course, allowing me to explore interesting themes of the field in depth. It has given me inspiration to peruse a career in the area of exercise and health science. The postgraduate structure provides a comfortable environment to learn in, with the correct support and guidance to help you succeed. Each module provides variety and delves into the different challenges and successes the field has, with up to date information about the real applications.