Exercise and Health Science
Please note this programme is not recruiting for session 2016/17
With practical experience
opportunities built into the
curriculum, this programme is aimed
at those who wish to build careers
as exercise physiologists or exercise
specialists within private or public
healthcare, health promotion, or the
health and fitness industry.
Normally 2:1 in Sport Science, Exercise Science, Nursing, Physiotherapy or related area.
Applicants with a 2:2 and relevant experience in the exercise and health sector may also be considered. Applicants returning to education with a science-based first degree and relevant experience in the exercise and health sector may also be considered.
The programme is available to EU and overseas students (full-time only). Overseas students must meet UWS English language requirements.
Physical inactivity is a major factor
in the national and international
epidemic of preventable diseases.
The programme examines the
effectiveness of exercise health
interventions and investigates the
use of exercise as a tool to assess
future health risks. It will equip you
with the high-level skills required to
implement and interpret exercise-based
data. With a strong emphasis
on research, practical experience is
also a key part of this programme.
Modules will look at analysis of
individual’s behaviour towards their
exercise and health choices, utilising
network analyses as a novel method
of investigation. Strong emphasis
is placed on health screening and
the understanding of medical data,
covering the theory and interpretation
of the tests that patients with chronic
lifestyle diseases undergo.
There is also a strong focus on
research informed practice. Modules
include the design and implementation
of exercise and health research, and
in the data analyses of such research.
These units are key not only in
enhancing your ability to find, interpret
and critically appraise literature from
an expert standpoint, but also prepare
you for your MSc project.
- Research Methods for Exercise and Health Science
- Health Behaviour and Network Analyses
- Epidemiology and Health Screening
- Data Analyses for Exercise Science
- Applied Strength and Conditioning
- Exercise Prescription for Special Populations
Upon successful completion of
the taught modules, students will
undertake a project which leads
to the MSc award.
Graduates from the programme may wish to pursue further studies i.e. a PhD within the area of exercise and health.
Careers for graduates include exercise physiologist or exercise specialist with the NHS, in community health provision, and the private sector.
Opportunities exist to gain practical experience within specific modules and, if appropriate, within your MSc project.