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MScClinical Exercise Science

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Entry requirements: 2:2
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Why study a clinical exercise science master's degree at Solent University

Explore the science behind physical health and exercise and the impact it has on individuals with clinical disease on this industry-led, practical course.

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  • Students will work in Solent's physiology laboratory which is officially accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), marking it as one of the UK's leading sport and exercise science facilities.
  • Students will benefit from a 250-hour clinical placement, giving you the opportunity to work alongside industry professionals in a clinical environment with real patients experiencing a range of conditions.
  • Students have full access to the University's professional sport and exercise science facilities, including fully-equipped physiology, psychology, and biomechanics labs, as well as health and exercise gyms.
  • You'll have the opportunity to gain additional professional qualifications from Active IQ and the Wright Foundation.
  • You'll be able to make use of Solent's sports complex, which features two sports halls, two fitness studios, strength and conditioning and high-performance gyms, health and fitness and personal training teaching gyms, and a sport and exercise therapy clinic.
  • This course is eligible for the Postgraduate Master's student loan. This loan is from Student Finance England and can be used to cover costs (ie, accommodation, tuition fees) associated with postgraduate studies (it was up to £12,167 for 2023 entry).
  • Benefit from free clinical health career consultation for life. Our careers advice service, Solent Futures is available to all Solent students and graduates for life, helping you to progress in your current career or discuss options for a change in career.

Course overview

On this course, you'll explore both the scientific and applied aspects of clinical exercise science using industry standard facilities, to evaluate and diagnose individuals and to carry out research-led practice. 

You'll be able to work in clinical settings with real patients experiencing a range of conditions. Our established and unique collaborations with a number of health practitioners, charities, and organisations such as, University Hospital Southampton (UHS), Macmillan Cancer Support, Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation, provide 'real-world' and applied learning opportunities to enhance your employability skills. 

In addition to external placements, we also offer in-house placement opportunities through Solent Exercise Referral. In partnership with Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG and a range of local initiatives, such as the Saints Foundation, the scheme provides a holistic health and wellbeing ‘hub’ which serves the Southampton and West Hampshire regions 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 - all delivered by students. 

In order to gain the prerequisite experience and qualifications that will allow you to work with clinical patients, the course features a number of embedded accreditations that will allow you to get certified in the field. These include:

  • Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)
  • Active IQ Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • WRIGHT Foundation Level 4 Cardiac Phase IV Rehabilitation

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Accreditations and partnerships

  • In partnership with:

    Clinical Exercise Science - NHS Partnership logo
  • Recognised by:

    CIMPSA logo
  • Accredited by:

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  • Accredited by:

    The Wright Foundation logo

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Email: 023 8201 5066

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Course features

  • Apply direct

    You can apply direct to Solent University for this course

  • Further studies

    After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent

  • Part-time option

    You can study this course part-time

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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