University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Clinical Exercise Physiology

This course provides an intellectually challenging programme of advanced study in the application of exercise physiology in clinical settings; the course involves the study of the physiological consequences of a range of chronic debilitating diseases, and highlights the predictable changes that these different diseases cause during exercise testing; students are given a grounding in the theory and application of a variety of physiological tests and their application in clinical populations; the theoretical parts of the course are underpinned by significant time spent in the laboratory learning the practical skills required; this includes graded cardiopulmonary exercise testing; cardiac ultrasound measurements; vascular ultrasound measures; and muscle function analyses; the integration of theory and practice within the course ensures that students are able to meet developing statutory professional requirements of practice-specific knowledge, understanding and skills.

Entry requirements

For this award there are 2 entry routes: graduates with a 1st degree normally 2.1 (at least 2.2 classification) in a relevant biology; sport; exercise or health science based subject (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, medicine, osteopathy); secondly: credit may be given for prior (academic / professional) learning against some of the units; a portfolio of evidence and attainment of equivalent learning outcomes is required; procedures for considering APL applications are determined by the academic board and issued by the registry. English language requirement: IELTS 6.5 overall, minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Research design; exercise testing and diagnosis; exercise testing and prescription; physical activity, nutrition and metabolic health; laboratory skills; research methods; advanced exercise testing and diagnosis; professional skills; placement; strength and conditioning.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 11,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time October 2016 GBP 6,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Full-time October 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Luton Campus Luton LU1 3JU South East

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