Taught at our University Centre Shrewsbury, this course is founded on two core elements: 1.The national aims set by the Joint Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons 2.The historical aims of Dr William Penny Brookes of Much Wenlock, Shropshire, the true founding father of the modern Olympic movement; activity and sport for social-cultural, mental and physical well-being.
Why study with us?
There is an increasing demand for postgraduate studies and professional development in exercise medicine in the UK and internationally. With the specialist and internationally respected reputations of the academic staff at University Centre Shrewsbury, this course aims to provide for the broader need around exercise in health, disease management and prevention.
The learning experience
This MSc (Full-time 12 months, Part-time 2 to 4 years) aims to provide opportunities for healthcare and medical practitioners to advance knowledge and practical applications in exercise science as related to health and medicine. You will be required to undertake three core modules and then select three other elective modules from the following choices, plus an independent research project.
Core modules will include:
• Physical Activity, Exercise and Sport in Public Health • Psychology and Human Behaviour in Health and Performance • Research and Analyses in Physical Activity, Exercise and Sport
You will then choose three more modules to determine your own personally applied pathway from the following*:
• Comparative Exercise Physiology in Health, Disease and Human Performance • Exercise Testing, Prescription and Programming in Human Health and Performance • Biomechanical Techniques in Human Health and Performance • Comparative Nutrition in Health, Disease and Human Performance • Pharmacy in exercise and ergogenic aids • Musculoskeletal health and physical activity • Independent Clinical or Health Setting Application • Physical Activity and Mental Health • Research Project
*With the exception of the Independent Clinical Setting and the Research Project Modules, all other optional modules' delivery may be subject to the enrolment of a minimum number of students.
If you are currently working in practice, you may be encouraged to integrate your studies with work by way of the optional independent study module and/or in your independently chosen research project.
The course will provide you with a multidisciplinary approach to public health in physical activity and sports medicine.
How will I be taught?
The learning experience will be based on a flexible learning model. You will attend modules that involve 20-30 hours of block tutoring over three to four days in Shrewsbury (this will include lectures, workshops and laboratory work), plus self-directed distance learning and/or practice-based experiential learning for approximately 150 hours.