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Northumbria University Newcastle

Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc

Become a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology. Discover the science and applied research approaches needed to study acute and chronic adaptations to exercise, understand physiologic functional capacity in healthy individuals and the diagnosis and rehabilitation of those with chronic disease and disability.

Northumbria’s Clinical Exercise Physiology course will focus on the use of exercise for assessment, prevention, and treatment in a number of diseases and clinical conditions. During this course you will develop an understanding of the physiological factors associated with diseases and the underlying aetiology and pathophysiology of diseases. Our Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc will prepare you to be able to improve a person’s physical status and quality of life through individualised assessment, exercise prescription and behaviour change interventions in the dual context of clinical pathology (acute and chronic) and enhancement of daily living activities. You will also gain insight into how to interpret research and guidelines and understand how to design and conduct research in accordance with good clinical practices. 

Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have:

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a related subject area such as sport science, physical education, or physiotherapy, or an honours degree in another discipline which includes anatomy and physiology. Work experience in a relevant field and/or a professional qualification may also be considered.

English language requirements:

International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

Career Prospects

Northumbria University is the only provider of this course in the North East of England and it is highly valued by employers. This means that upon graduation you will be standing in excellent stead to benefit from various clinical exercise physiology job prospects.

We boast fantastic links with the NHS and other organisations in the region, thanks to the vast amount of work we do in partnership together.

Our state-of-the-art facilities will allow you to put your skills into practise in industry-standard facilities, meaning you leave with knowledge and understanding that can be applied to a real working environment.

You will leave this course equipped with a solid foundation in clinical exercise physiology, key practitioner skills and research skills that effectively prepare you for a career in this dynamic and rewarding industry.

On graduation you can look forward to working within a number of health organisations such as the NHS, private hospitals such as Nuffield Health, Universities and other health providers.

Course Details

  • Incorporating all core areas of clinical exercise physiology, you will study a range of modules such as the cardiovascular conditions, respiratory, cancer and neurological conditions as well as ageing, musculoskeletal and metabolic conditions.
  • You will also cover clinical competencies and assessment skills, as well as research methods. You will also be required to complete a dissertation around a topic of physiology of your choice.

Year One

Academic Language Skills (ALS) for PG Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation students (Core – for International and EU students only,0 Credits)
Sport Research Methods (Core,20 Credits)
Cardiovascular Conditions (Core,20 Credits)
Principles of Exercise Prescription and Assessment (Core,20 Credits)
Clinical Placement and Professional Practice (Core,20 Credits)
Respiratory, Cancer and Neurological conditions (Core,20 Credits)
Ageing, Musculoskeletal and Metabolic Conditions (Core,20 Credits)
SER PG Project (Core,60 Credits)

*The information’s are correct at the time of publishing, however it may change if university makes any changes after we have published the information. While we try our best to provide correct information, It is advisable to call us or visit university website for up to date information.

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