Kingston University

Kingston University

Exercise for Health

This programme is designed to address this issue not just to patch up the problem, but to also help change social perceptions and action policy in addition to addressing the underlying theme of prevention. The pervading theme is exercise, its physiology and prescription in various social settings and health contexts. The course enables students to develop an informed, reflective and critically analytical approach to the rapidly changing area of exercise for health. The course incorporates social marketing and policy issues. There is a strong emphasis on exercise physiology and psychology. By its nature this course is a forerunner in its field, bridging the gap between sports science elite and the general population. Most of the sessions are classroom based with the exception of several laboratory sessions exploring field skills when measuring and dealing with fatigue; this is therefore not a sports studies oriented course or curriculum.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree in a science or healthcare field; and a background in physiology; and a biology A-level; applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing and 5.5 in reading, listening and speaking.

Course modules

Modules include: Critical thinking for exercise for health; exercise prescription; exercise through the life stages; psychology for exercise and health; research methods; research management and quantitative data analysis; research project. Option modules: cognitive behaviour approaches in health; managing fatigue (implications for exercise); pulmonary rehabilitation; pain management.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through exams, oral and poster presentations, dissertation and essays.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,145 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,330 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time £ 2,055 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgCert Full-time £ 4,115 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 3,865 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time £ 7,725 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,400 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 10,700 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 2 years
PgDip Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Penrhyn Road Campus Kingston upon Thames KT1 2EE South East
St George's Hospital Merton SW17 0RE South East

Key information

Applicant Services
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0844 855 2177