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Exercise Physiology, MSc

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Full time


12 months

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Physiotherapy Physiology (Human) Sports Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Exercise Physiology MSc is an interactive and engaging course that gives you the skills to become a reflective, responsible and independent exercise physiologist.

About this course

The Exercise Physiology MSc offers a structured framework to study theory and conduct research relating to applied exercise physiology. Our interactive and engaging modules are designed with industry professionals to enable you to become reflective, responsible and independent exercise physiologists. You'll be exposed to key industry partners, enabling them to forge professional links to advance your future career.

What you'll learn

You will develop core knowledge in human physiology, exercise immunology, anatomy, pathophysiology of a variety of diseases, and exercise in extreme environments. You will also undertake study in the following exciting areas:

taking medical histories and performing physical examinations on high-level athletes as well as patients with poor physical function
interpreting exercise data from patients and athletes
understanding principles of exercise programme design for a variety of populations
understanding strengths and limitations of a wide range of exercise tests
practical skills associated with collecting and interpreting physiological data from patients and athletes


The aim of this module is to provide the student with an understanding of the metabolic responses to exercise, how this influences nutritional needs, and what are appropriate practices in sports nutrition.

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Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as: sport and exercise science; physiology. Applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has also developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally connected locations, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide opportunities for global...more

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