Suitable for health professionals with an interest in exercise and the potential of physical activity, this course incorporates the exploration of physical activity in various critical settings within the public health arena (eg obesity, sedentary lifestyles and diabetes).
What will you study?
This is a flexible programme structured to provide core and option modules tailored to the individual student profile.
In parallel to and offering shared learning with the MSc Rehabilitation, this course offers the opportunity to enhance the skills of critical enquiry and gain an appreciation of the underlying theory, research and policy guiding current health practice. There is a strong emphasis on exercise physiology, the role of exercise through the lifespan, and psychology for exercise to understand issues critical to adherence and behaviour change.
Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK.
Before starting the course, you can discuss your work and personal and professional aspirations to select appropriate modules and create an individual programme plan.
You will have the chance to meet other postgraduate students with whom you will share the core modules.
You can take individual modules as free-standing short courses without committing to the full MSc.
The course can be taken full time over one calendar year (Thursdays and Fridays) or part time over two years (attending for one day). More flexible routes can be discussed with the course director within a five year period.
Advanced Exercise prescripton
Critical thinking in practice
Exercise through the life span
Exercise intervention for obesity and diabetes
Life after stroke
Managing fatigue: implications for exercise
Professional development in rehabilitation
Psychology for exercise
Quality and innovation in rehabilitation
Self-management in long term and neurological conditions
Work based learning
We accept equivalent qualifications gained in other countries. If you would like an admissions officer to review your qualification, please send a copy of it to [email protected]
. If your qualification is not in English, please arrange for it to be translated by a certified translator before sending it to us.
If your native language is not English, you will need to provide evidence of your English language proficiency.
English language tests are valid for only two years, as English language ability changes from year to year. If you've completed a test which is now considered out of date, you may be required to complete another, though applicants are only permitted a maximum of two test attempts within a one year period.
This qualification can lead to a number of rewarding careers in the NHS, research, fitness or health.
Graduates will be able to confidently participate in the academic community through discussion and debate; adopt an evidence based approach to health and wellbeing; present at workplace meetings, conferences and publish work in relevant journals.