University of Portsmouth

MSc Clinical Exercise Science

On this MSc Clinical Exercise Science course, you'll develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to support people with long-term health conditions to improve their quality of life, through safe and effective activity and fitness programmes.

You'll learn about medical management, fitness assessment, exercise prescription and behaviour change, and develop your professional skills in exercise and physical activity. You'll learn how to support people with long-term conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, renal disease, arthritis and cancer.

When you complete the course, you'll be set for a career providing clinical exercise physiology services and have the option to work towards becoming a clinical exercise physiologist.

Sports science at the University of Portsmouth is ranked 3rd of all post-1992 universities for research quality

Entry Requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Professional experience and other qualifications may be taken into consideration for applicants not meeting this requirement.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.

Career Prospects

The demand for qualified clinical exercise specialists is high, and the knowledge and skills you'll gain on this course will place you in a strong position to pursue a career in a variety of clinical settings, in both the public and private sector.

Jobs you can do

Career opportunities include:

  • Health and wellbeing physiologist
  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Exercise referral coordinator
  • GP exercise referral coordinator
  • NHS trainee clinical scientist
  • Health advisor
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing research technician
  • Mental health exercise instructor
  • NHS physical activities adviser
  • Private exercise physiologist

You could also do postgraduate research, including a PhD.

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the clinical exercise industry.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Course Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

You need to study modules worth a total of 180 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 30 credits and 1 module worth 60 credits

Modules 

All modules on this MSc Clinical Exercise Science Master's are core.

  • Clinical Exercise Physiology – 30 credits

  • MSc Professional Development – 30 credits

  • MSc Research Development and Practice – 60 credits
  • Pathophysiology and Medical Management – 30 credits
  • Psychology of Exercise and Physical Activity – 30 credit

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