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Whether you want to help an athlete reach the peak of their physical fitness, guide patients on a weight loss journey or rehabilitate those suffering from chronic illness, this Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc will give you the knowledge and practical experience to prepare you for your career.

This course will focus on the use of exercise for assessment and treatment in a number of diseases and clinical conditions. You will develop an understanding of the physiological and psychological factors associated with diseases and the underlying aetiology and pathophysiology of diseases. You will also gain insight into how to interpret research and guidelines and how to design and conduct research in accordance with good clinical practices. 

As a master of Clinical Exercise Physiology, you will put your skills into practice by working in a clinical setting and getting to grips with patient interaction from the start. Our physiology lab, teaching lab and bio-mechanics lab will equip you with a full range of skills in physiology, in high demand by employers. The clinics will teach you how to work with patients and make a diagnosis, as well as know which kind of exercise is geared towards which patient demographic.

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. You will begin training as an exercise physiologist from the outset of the academic year, to ensure that you graduate prepared and confident for the world of work. 

Northumbria University is the only provider of this Clinical Exercise Physiology master’s program in the North East and boasts excellent links with key organisations to further support your development and knowledge.

Based in our state-of-the-art, British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) approved facilities, you will learn in an industry standard, inspirational environment.

This practical-skills based master’s is designed with employment in mind. Our graduates have gone on to scientist-in-training pathways with the NHS, PhD study and a range of careers in health and well-being physiology.

If you have any queries about studying at Northumbria University, get in contact with us now.

 

Course Information

Level of Study
Postgraduate

Mode of Study
1 year full-time

Department
Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location
City Campus, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Fee Information

Module Information

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Entry Requirements 2021/22

Standard Entry

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.

International qualifications:

If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

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*).

 *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS.  You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2021/22 Entry

Full UK Fee: £7,350

Full EU Fee: £16,000

Full International Fee: £16,000



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Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

PY0756 -

Exercise Psychology (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will be prepared to work in the growing field of health promotion. The module focuses upon initiating behaviour change in relation to health behaviours in general and physical activity in particular. The module explores both the impact of exercise on mental health (e.g. depression, anxiety, schizophrenia) and the underpinning psychological variables that shape people’s decision-making in relation to exercise participation. The module is devised to provide you with a thorough theoretical grounding as well as giving opportunity to develop your practitioner and employability skills. You will learn about the effects of exercise on mental health as well as theories of behaviour change, and how to devise and implement tailored strategies to support exercise promotion across different populations. You will learn key practical techniques such as ‘Motivational Interviewing’ and will have the opportunity to apply what you have learnt in real life scenarios. You will explore and develop your own working practice and will learn how to be become a reflective practitioner. This module will enable you to develop your communicating and influencing skills, to engage in decision making and creative problem solving, to work collaboratively, to gain self-awareness, to help develop others and to adhere to professional standards.

More information

SP0732 -

Exercise Prescription for Health Disorders and Special Populations (Core,20 Credits)

Exercise and physical activity are important to health and the prevention and treatment of many chronic health conditions. In this module you will explore the role of exercise as a medicine. You will critically appraise the role of exercise in prevention, treatment and/or management of health conditions and how exercise complements traditional medical prescription.

More information

SP0733 -

Sport and Exercise Science Dissertation (Core,60 Credits)

This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of an aspect of practice in the vocational area and to develop skills in communication, argument, critical thinking and independent enquiry.

The research dissertation provides the opportunity for an ethically sound independent study in an area of relevance to practising professionals in the area of degree study. You are expected to use skills and knowledge acquired in prior modules as the basis for an in depth appreciation of specific issues in sport and exercise science. The main body of the research dissertation coming at the end of the taught phase focuses on specific core/option units.

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SP0738 -

Research Methods (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn a range of research approaches and data analysis methods applicable to your subject of study as well as a critical understanding of their relative strengths and weaknesses. You will learn how these approaches can be applied in the planning of an experimentally-rigorous and ethically-sound research study.

More information

SP0739 -

Epidemiology, aetiology and pathology of health disorders and special populations (Core,20 Credits)

This module is concerned with the study of the factors determining and influencing the frequency and distribution of disease, and other health-related events and their causes in a defined human population for the purpose of establishing programs to prevent and control their development and spread. The module will explore the aetiology, epidemiology and pathology of common health disorders. You will critically appraise the epidemiological evidence and explore traditional and alternative approaches to the prevention and management of health conditions in special populations.

More information

SP0740 -

Clinical Competencies and Assessment Skills (Core,20 Credits)

This module will provide you with an appreciation of laboratory emergency procedures and safety. It will develop proficiency in clinical exercise testing and laboratory diagnostic procedures. The module will encourage critical appraisal of the selection of diagnostic procedures or tests.

More information

SP0741 -

Translation of Health Research (Core,20 Credits)

You will become familiar with the research framework that governs research council funding in the United Kingdom. You will assess how the impact of research can be evaluated. You will explore research metrics and how they relate to societal and economic benefits derived from health research.

More information

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

PY0756 -

Exercise Psychology (Core,20 Credits)

On this module you will be prepared to work in the growing field of health promotion. The module focuses upon initiating behaviour change in relation to health behaviours in general and physical activity in particular. The module explores both the impact of exercise on mental health (e.g. depression, anxiety, schizophrenia) and the underpinning psychological variables that shape people’s decision-making in relation to exercise participation. The module is devised to provide you with a thorough theoretical grounding as well as giving opportunity to develop your practitioner and employability skills. You will learn about the effects of exercise on mental health as well as theories of behaviour change, and how to devise and implement tailored strategies to support exercise promotion across different populations. You will learn key practical techniques such as ‘Motivational Interviewing’ and will have the opportunity to apply what you have learnt in real life scenarios. You will explore and develop your own working practice and will learn how to be become a reflective practitioner. This module will enable you to develop your communicating and influencing skills, to engage in decision making and creative problem solving, to work collaboratively, to gain self-awareness, to help develop others and to adhere to professional standards.

More information

SP0732 -

Exercise Prescription for Health Disorders and Special Populations (Core,20 Credits)

Exercise and physical activity are important to health and the prevention and treatment of many chronic health conditions. In this module you will explore the role of exercise as a medicine. You will critically appraise the role of exercise in prevention, treatment and/or management of health conditions and how exercise complements traditional medical prescription.

More information

SP0733 -

Sport and Exercise Science Dissertation (Core,60 Credits)

This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of an aspect of practice in the vocational area and to develop skills in communication, argument, critical thinking and independent enquiry.

The research dissertation provides the opportunity for an ethically sound independent study in an area of relevance to practising professionals in the area of degree study. You are expected to use skills and knowledge acquired in prior modules as the basis for an in depth appreciation of specific issues in sport and exercise science. The main body of the research dissertation coming at the end of the taught phase focuses on specific core/option units.

More information

SP0738 -

Research Methods (Core,20 Credits)

You will learn a range of research approaches and data analysis methods applicable to your subject of study as well as a critical understanding of their relative strengths and weaknesses. You will learn how these approaches can be applied in the planning of an experimentally-rigorous and ethically-sound research study.

More information

SP0739 -

Epidemiology, aetiology and pathology of health disorders and special populations (Core,20 Credits)

This module is concerned with the study of the factors determining and influencing the frequency and distribution of disease, and other health-related events and their causes in a defined human population for the purpose of establishing programs to prevent and control their development and spread. The module will explore the aetiology, epidemiology and pathology of common health disorders. You will critically appraise the epidemiological evidence and explore traditional and alternative approaches to the prevention and management of health conditions in special populations.

More information

SP0740 -

Clinical Competencies and Assessment Skills (Core,20 Credits)

This module will provide you with an appreciation of laboratory emergency procedures and safety. It will develop proficiency in clinical exercise testing and laboratory diagnostic procedures. The module will encourage critical appraisal of the selection of diagnostic procedures or tests.

More information

SP0741 -

Translation of Health Research (Core,20 Credits)

You will become familiar with the research framework that governs research council funding in the United Kingdom. You will assess how the impact of research can be evaluated. You will explore research metrics and how they relate to societal and economic benefits derived from health research.

More information

Any Questions?

Our admissions team will be happy to help. They can be contacted on 0191 406 0901.

Contact Details for Applicants:

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All information on this course page is accurate at the time of viewing.

Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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