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    Full time & Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

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  • Course Duration

    MSc: 1 calendar year FT and 2 calendar years PT PG Dip: 1 year FT and 2 years PT PG Cert: 1 year PT (two trimesters) and 1 1/2 years PT

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    06 December 2017

Course content

Clinical exercise physiology is an emerging discipline and this MSc offers you chance to carry out progressive research to further advance the field. Students are supported throughout by teaching staff active in research that is critical to our understanding of the subject.

The course is designed for a wide variety of groups, including sports and exercise science graduates, personal trainers and health workers, including nurses and physiotherapists. Students gain an understanding of the science behind clinical exercise physiology and develop an extensive range of laboratory skills.

We offer opportunities to apply the scientific knowledge you learn to real life settings and students have the option of undertaking work placements with local health services. We have strong links with the NHS and the City Healthcare Partnership.

The University also has links with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences giving you the opportunity to work with national and international leaders in the field.

Students will undertake a significant research project which they will deliver to an end-of-year postgraduate conference.

The programme is available at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma and masters level. The MSc has been designed to allow flexible study to enable professionals to continue working.

Study information

The course combines theory and practice to focus on advanced exercise physiology, clinical exercise testing and training, exercise prescription, pathophysiology of disease and exercise adherence. It includes phlebotomy, submaximal exercise testing and electrocardiography.

Students can complete a placement with one of our regional network clinical healthcare providers. Each student will undertake a significant research project delivered to an end of year postgraduate conference.

The masters course is a 45 week programme of full-time study although different levels of award are available as follows:

  • Postgraduate certificate: 3 x 20 credit taught modules taken over an academic year (part-time)
  • Postgraduate diploma: 6 x 20 credit taught modules taken over an academic year
  • Masters degree: Successful completion of the postgraduate diploma stage allows progression to the masters stage which consists of a research project and dissertation written as a journal article and submitted, where possible, to a relevant peer-reviewed national/international academic journal.

Core Modules:

  • Clinical Exercise Testing, Prescription and Programming
  • Biochemical Analysis of Health and Disease
  • Pathophysiology of Cardiometabolic Disease
  • Psychology of Health and Disease
  • Research Methods and Statistics

Optional modules:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, Treatments, and Investigations
  • Professional Practice and Clinical Placement

Masters Stage:

Dissertation - a supervised, independent research project.

* All modules are subject to availability.

Future prospects

This programme is designed to help embed the theories and practice of exercise physiology in health workers.

Many people undertaking this programme of study may already work for the health service or within the sports industry. For these students, the course will strengthen your CV and enable further professional development as you become an expert in your field. People who do not already work in the sector may seek employment within the NHS, or for private healthcare providers, including BUPA and Nuffield Health, or as sports rehabilitators.


Visit the Clinical Exercise Physiology (MSc) page on the University of Hull website for more details!

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