University of Portsmouth
Clinical Exercise Science
A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Applicants are subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.
English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.
Applicants without an exercise referral qualification on commencing the course will automatically be registered for the Personal Training for Exercise Referral unit and can choose their remaining 80 credits (four units). Applicants with an exercise referral qualification will study all six of the remaining units.
These units all contain vocational elements relevant for providing personalised exercise training for a range of medical conditions, including classroom, exercise laboratory and placement learning. The MSc Clinical Exercise Project prepares you for your research project, where you will plan and implement an individual study in the area of clinical exercise.
Note that while teaching will take place on Thursdays during the week, attendance on selected weekends is necessary for the vocational training associated with some of the units.
The core unit you will study is:
MSc Clinical Exercise Project (60 credits)
Optional units to choose include 120 credits from:
Personal Training for Exercise Referral (40 credits)
Exercise for Cardiac Rehabilitation (20 credits)
Exercise for Chronic Respiratory Diseases (20 credits)
Exercise and Cancer Survivorship (20 credits)
Exercise and Fitness after Stroke (20 credits)
Exercise for Falls Prevention (20 credits)
Paediatric Exercise and Health (20 credits)
The delivery format for the course is largely based around seminar, practical, workshop and placement learning to integrate theory into practical sessions. Teaching sessions will include vocational training, seminar and exercise laboratory work, led by leading practitioners in the area of clinical exercise. You will be provided with a personal tutor to assist with academic and pastoral issues.
The course has a problem-based learning approach and you will be assessed in a variety of ways with a focus on self-reflection and initiative and problem-based assignments. Here's how we assess you:
Vocational training (MCQ and case study)
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Full-time||September 2017||-||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||September 2017||-||2 years|
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