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MSc/PgDip Clinical Exercise Physiology

Course Description

Course Summary

The course involves the detailed study of the physiological consequences of chronic debilitating diseases and highlights the changes that these different diseases cause during exercise testing.

This unique course gives you a solid grounding in theory and application of physiological tests in clinical populations including: graded cardiopulmonary exercise testing; cardiac ultrasound; vascular ultrasound; and muscle function analyses; as well as practical and theoretical elements of Phase IV cardiac rehabilitation.

Throughout the course you will actively participate in practical sessions designed to increase your skills, with supervised practice sessions working alongside University sports teams. Integration of theory and practice ensures you will meet developing statutory professional requirements of practice-specific knowledge, understanding and skills.

Intermediate qualifications available:

Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level
Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level

Choose Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc at Bedfordshire and:

- Study on a unique course with a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching, with access to world-leading staff expertise and research
- Explore areas including: research design; exercise testing and diagnosis; exercise testing and prescription; physical activity, nutrition and metabolic health; laboratory skills; research methods; advanced exercise testing and diagnosis and strength and conditioning
- Develop the high-level professional standards demanded of members of a health care team; understanding your ethical, moral and legal responsibilities as well as acquiring the practical competencies, theoretical knowledge and research skills that will help you access careers in health and fitness or academia - previous graduates have gone on to train as cardiologists, and some now specialise in congenital and adult heart disease in the Evelina Children’s Hospital and Guy's and St Thomas'
- Gain from the opportunity to practice your skills on work placement, and shadow experienced staff
- Benefit from gaining the necessary skills to become a Health Promotion Specialist; Clinical Exercise Physiologist; Clinical Technician or researcher, and/or continue to further research-based study on MSc by research, MPhil or PhD programmes.

Why choose this course?

This course will provide individuals with a sport and exercise background to develop their knowledge and attain skills that will allow them to transition into a clinical setting specialising in exercise physiology.

Career Management Skills

You will experience hands on practical experience from the very start of the course. This will develop confidence for meeting and assessing patients in the clinical setting. You will be introduced to a range of specialist equipment that you become competent in, allowing you to transfer your practical skills to clinical environment.

The placement units allow you to experience the clinical setting and different clinical populations that you will interact with when employed. Further to this, clinical practitioners will deliver some of the lecture and practical content ensuring that you can receive insight into the setting in which you are likely to work.

Career/Further study opportunities

Following the successful completion of the Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc, individuals would be in a position to apply for positions such as:

Health Promotion Specialist

Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Clinical Technician

Research Assistant

It would also provide the opportunity for further study, such a PhD or the NHS Scientific Training Programme.

Visit the MSc/PgDip Clinical Exercise Physiology page on the University of Bedfordshire website for more details!

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