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Clinical Exercise Physiology (MSc)

Course Description

About this course

Would you like to enhance your already strong academic background to kick-start a career within the healthcare sector?

With a focus on the epidemiology and pathology of chronic diseases, the full-time MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology course will develop your understanding of the physiological and psychological factors associated with disease, and the role of exercise as a medicine in the prevention, treatment and management of conditions.

On completion of this course you will possess the necessary knowledge and skills to assess an individual’s physical status and quality of life to provide a bespoke solution to enhance their daily living.

Northumbria University is the only provider of this postgraduate physiology degree in the North East and boasts excellent links with key organisations to further support your development and knowledge.

Throughout the duration of your studies you will be based in our state-of-the-art, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) approved facilities, allowing you to learn in a high quality and dynamic environment.

See the website https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/study-at-northumbria/courses/clinical-exercise-physiology-dtfcph6/

Who would this Course suit?

Are you passionate about improving physical health and the quality of people's lives through physiological assessment and exercise? This course could be for you.

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

(Student Profile)

Michael White

1393.jpg What appealed to you about Northumbria University?
I am originally from Newcastle and have friends and family here so I didn’t want to move away. Northumbria provided a high quality establishment nearby that was investing in its own and its students future so I didn’t need to look at moving away.

What was it about the course that particularly appealed?
It appeared to be a highly focused course in an area of science dealing with current health issues. The course is focused on working in the clinical environment and so should help with getting a job which was important to me. The fact that it was based towards a health background as opposed to sports was also important.

What qualifications did you have?
I have a 2:1 Biology BSc from Sheffield University.

How did you feel during your first week at Northumbria?
A bit apprehensive as it had been a while since I had graduated but I quickly relaxed after meeting the other people on the course and the tutors.

What do you like most about the course?
The practical aspects of the course is the most interesting as it is learning skills that would be necessary to working in a clinical environment.

How do you get on with your tutors?
The tutors are very friendly, engaging and show their passion for the work they are doing.

What would you like to do when you graduate?
Ideally I would like to work in a clinical environment working with people to get them healthier and able to lead better lives.
However, since starting the course, the idea of working in research has grown on me.

What three words would you use to describe your time at Northumbria?
Friendly, interesting, worthwhile.


Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement for students is a first degree, normally in the Upper Second class category in: sport science, physical education, physiotherapy or other related field. Students will be considered with other appropriate qualifications or experience that are deemed equivalent. Applicants should normally be able to demonstrate a background in research methods or a related discipline.

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