University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Exercise and Health Science

The course will address critical and demanding areas. It looks at analysis of individuals behaviour in the context of their exercise and health choices and use the growing area of network analyses as a novel method of investigation. The course also includes skills training for delivering, monitoring and enhancing exercise protocols using our newly redeveloped strength and conditioning suite. To be effective, professionals must have a strong knowledge of the debilitating effects of disease, understand the physiological rationale for exercise testing and exercise interventions, understand how to engender behavious change and be able to effectively practice and manage exercise interventions.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have an Honours Degree 2.1 in sports science, exercise science, nursing, physiotherapy or related area. Applicants with an Honours Degree 2.2 and relevant experience in the exercise and health sector may also be considered.

Course modules

Modules include: Research methods for exercise and health science; health behaviour and network analyses; epidemiology and health screening; data analyses for exercise science; applied strength and conditioning; and exercise prescription for special populations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hamilton Campus Hamilton ML3 0JB Scotland

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0800 027 1000