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  MSc - Clinical Exercise Physiology

Loughborough University    Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Full time & Part time October MSc Full-time 1 year; Part-time typically 2 years Award winner
Biological Sciences (4) Medicine (26)

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Are you passionate about using exercise to improve health and prevent chronic diseases? Our MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology is the perfect programme for you. This innovative course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to prescribe exercise as a treatment and therapy. With a focus on conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac diseases, you will learn how to effectively promote exercise for patients at risk of metabolic syndrome. Taught in state-of-the-art laboratories at the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, you will have access to cutting-edge research and specialist equipment. Join us and become a highly skilled allied health professional in this growing field.

About the course

Our MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology will equip you with the knowledge and skills to promote the prescription of exercise, both as a preventative measure and as a treatment/therapy.

As the crucial role of exercise and physical activity in the treatment of diseases and medical conditions is increasingly understood, health practitioners are encouraged to consider exercise prescriptions when designing treatment plans and health interventions.

Just as the exercise medicine global health initiative continues to grow, so do the opportunities for well-qualified individuals with an understanding of research in this area.

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Entry Requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent international qualification in sports science or other relevant biological science that contains a substantial element of exercise physiology, such as applied human physiology or physiotherapy.

Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

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Student Profiles


If you have a passion for sport and exercise and you want to help people by preventing and treating chronic illnesses, the Exercise as Medicine master's is for you.

It has been quite a privilege to be taught by some of the field’s experts. It is not uncommon to come across their names when researching for assignments, so they must know a thing or two about what they are teaching us.

The core modules have provided me with an in-depth understanding of the importance of physical activity for our health and our society. I am someone who ultimately wants to work face-to-face with clinical populations, so the possibility of opting for the Psychology of Exercise for Clinical Populations module is something I think can prove invaluable in that setting.


I chose to study Exercise as Medicine because it focuses on combining the areas of clinical exercise physiology and working in public health.

After meeting the head of the course, when I initially visited, I knew Loughborough was where I wanted to study as I felt I would enjoy being part of the Loughborough University community due to its very welcoming atmosphere.

I also chose this course due to it being taught by the leading experts in their field.

The aspects of the course that I have found particularly useful are being able to use what I have learned in lectures and applying health measurement skills in a practical setting with my peers in one of the top exercise and health facilities in the country. In addition, I have had the opportunity to refine my skills in working with patients to provide optimum testing and care.

I consider myself to be very privileged having the opportunity to work with, and be taught by, leading academics in their specialist fields. I feel that they always make themselves available to all students at any time, whatever the issue.

I have received academic support for my dyslexia in the form of a reader and extra time in exams, which I feel so far has helped me immensely during my time at Loughborough.

Moreover, the library, with its helpful staff and extensive collection of books and journals, has aided my learning by providing all the key and further readings for my course as well as being the perfect study space.

I have also had the opportunity to use top class sporting facilities as well as, even during the pandemic, learning to play the drums from an ex-Loughborough graduate. I have also made so many lovely new friends on my course who I will, hopefully, continue to work with in the future.

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