St George's, University of London

St George's, University of London

Applied Exercise for Health

The course incorporates the exploration of physical activity in various critical settings within the public health arena (for example obesity, sedentary life styles and diabetes), the influence of social marketing and policy issues in a multidisciplinary and holistic fashion; there is a strong emphasis on exercise physiology, the role of exercise through the life span and psychology for exercise in order to understand issues with adherence and behaviour change; it equips students with the tools and insights to understand the background to health risks, how to develop interventions and evaluate these and to become active in a widely varying field of public health.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a minimum 2nd class Honours degree in a subject which offers an appropriate grounding in science, healthcare or physiology (or an equivalent overseas qualification). Qualified health and social care practitioners without 1st degrees that can demonstrate evidence of either a contribution to the development of practice, or appropriate other study, are also encouraged to apply. Alternative professional qualifications may be considered and applicants holding these qualifications are encouraged to submit an application form. Non-standard candidates may be required to submit supplementary details (e.g. transcripts) and/or asked to complete a short qualifying essay. 2 satisfactory references are required. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.0 in each component).

Course modules

Core Modules include: Advanced exercise prescription; critical thinking in practice; data analysis; exercise through the lifespan; research methods; research project. Optional modules include: Cardiac rehabilitation; exercise intervention for obesity and diabetes; life after stroke; managing fatigue; pain management; professional development in rehabilitation; psychology for exercise; pulmonary rehabilitation; quality and innovation in rehabilitation; rehabilitation; self-management in long-term and neurological conditions; work based learning.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include oral and poster presentations, essays, reports and critiques, journal articles, case studies, dissertation, debates and written exams.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years
MSc Part-time - 2 years
PgCert Part-time - 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
St George's, University of London Wandsworth SW17 0RE South East

Key information

Student Recruitment Team
Telephone number: 
020 8725 2333