University of Gloucestershire

University of Gloucestershire

Physical Activity, Exercise and Health Practice

This practice-focused course allows students to develop knowledge of physical activity based public health policy and applied aspects of health and exercise (e.g. physical activity care pathways, weight management programmes and health promotion); the course also encourages students to explore the social and political context in which physical activity-based health interventions take place and to consider how and why such initiatives can have a positive role in behavioural change work, enhancing physical, mental and social well being; drawing on debates from within health policy, evidence-based practice and behavioural change literature the course encourages students to see physical activity in public health settings as a dynamic and exciting area of work.

Entry requirements

Students need an Honours degree, or a relevant postgraduate or professional qualification, or relevant employment experience (a minimum of 2 years); for international students English at IELTS 6.5 (6 in writing) or equivalent.

Course modules

Modules include: Advocacy in professional practice; cardiac rehabilitation; evidence-based practice in physical activity, sport, play and leisure; exercise psychology; research methods; independent project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 4,860 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 10,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 4,860 per Whole course (home fees) 48 months
MSc Part-time £ 10,750 per Whole course (overseas fees) 48 months
PgCert Full-time £ 1,795 per Whole course (home fees) 3 months
PgCert Part-time £ 1,795 per Whole course (home fees) 24 months
Full-time £ 3,590 per Whole course (home fees) 9 months
Part-time £ 3,590 per Whole course (home fees) 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Oxstalls Campus Gloucester GL2 9HW South West

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Guidance and Recruitment Office
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