You will study six (20 credit) core modules, and will then engage with a 60 credit dissertation in the final term of study.
Module Title: RESEARCH METHODS IN SOCIAL AND APPLIED SCIENCES PROMOTING HEALTH AND WELLBEING PSYCHOLOGY OF EXERCISE AND HEALTH BEHAVIOUR CHANGE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN HEALTH AND DISEASE HEALTH AND EXERCISE WITH SPECIAL POPULATIONS ADVANCED LABORATORY TECHNIQUES DISSERTATION
Research Training: The structure of the MSc Applied Exercise and Health Science will provide an interaction of both applied practical skills and academic knowledge. You will develop research methods skills associated with the broad field of exercise and health science with the support of Faculty expertise at Christ Church, where both qualitative and quantitative tools and methods of data collection and interpretation will be explored.
Disciplines of Study: The disciplines of psychology, biomechanics, sociology and physiology will be investigated within a number of health and exercise contexts both independently and in an interdisciplinary context; specifically in relation to health promotion, culture and policy, behaviour change, interaction of physical activity and disease (analysis, manifestation and progression). You will also explore these issues and their varied approaches to dealing with special populations and individual case studies.
Practical Experience: You will study a module on developing laboratory techniques which is associated with precise measurement. This module will evaluate your practical skills associated with essential techniques within this field of study. Practical engagement and laboratory use will also be a key feature of other modules on the programme ensuring that you are exposed to technology and techniques to enhance knowledge at this level of academic study. The practical focus of study will mean you are involved in practice scenarios, with both participant and experimenter responsibilities which are expected from all students.
Dissertation: The dissertation module will engage you in a substantive research investigation with an aligned supervisor negotiated with the programme team. It is envisaged that your topic area of the dissertation is aligned with your future intentions and ambitions.