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Clinical Exercise Science

1 year full-time
Entry requirement
2:2Or higher
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Southampton City Centre
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The MSc in Clinical Exercise Science explores the science behind physical health and exercise and the impact it has on individuals with clinical disease. This course will provide an excellent opportunity in which to explore both the scientific and applied aspects of clinical exercise science including the prevalence, causes and pathophysiology of a range of physiological and mental-health disorders, population health and psychological wellbeing.

An important aspect to this course is the opportunity to work in clinical settings with real patients with real conditions.

The course will feature unique and exciting partnerships with a number of health practitioners and organisations such as the NHS, Nuffield Health and Diabetes UK. These placement opportunities allow real-world learning as well as enhancing employability skills and preparation for further study.

In addition to external placements, we can also offer placement opportunities in-house through our up and coming exercise referral scheme. This, in conjunction with a range of local initiatives, will provide a holistic health and wellbeing ‘hub’ which will serve the local community with provision such as gym and class-based exercise, nutrition and weight management information, smoking cessation, cooking classes and specialist training programmes for a range of clinical conditions. These will all be taught in our Sports Complex by fully trained staff and students

You’ll have the opportunity to choose your own clinical placement. This will allow you to tailor your learning experience in an area of interest. Although the list of placements is not exhaustive, we have managed to establish strong links with both local authority and private organisations such as University Hospital Southampton, Diabetes UK, MacMillan and a range of exercise referral schemes and facilities around Southampton and Hampshire.

Students will have the opportunity to gain extra qualifications during their studies. Available qualifications include Active IQ L2 Gym and REPs L3 Exercise Referral.

We have a maximum of 22 places available for each intake of this course. We will therefore issue on a first come, first served basis upon being made an offer with a firm acceptance. Once maximum recruitment has been reached applicants will be kept on a waiting list thereafter should any places become available.

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Why choose this course?

Course features

This course is for

The real-world content and professional competencies delivered on this course will ensure successful graduates have the transferable skills to secure employment in a variety of exciting and diverse roles. These could include clinical physiologist, health adviser, clinical exercise specialist, health and wellbeing physiologist, exercise referral coordinator, PhD researcher or an NHS trainee clinical scientist

What this course leads to

Graduates from this course will be well prepared for a wide range of employment or further education opportunities.

  • Clinical physiologist
  • NHS trainee clinical scientist
  • Health and wellbeing physiologist
  • Exercise referral coordinator
  • Clinical exercise specialist
  • Doctoral studies

Meet the team

Learn from qualified staff with a wealth of experience working in a range of clinical settings.

The University cannot guarantee any particular members of staff will teach specific aspects of the course in the future, but will endeavour to ensure the teaching team maintains their balance of experience and qualifications.

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