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MSc Physical Activity and Public Health

MSc Physical Activity and Public Health

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Studies Health Promotion Environmental Health (General) Social Work Specialisms

Course type


Course Summary


Study the key relationship between physical activity and public health

Our MSc Physical Activity and Public Health course equips you with key skills and provides you with a unique insight into the intriguing interactions between physical activity and health by infusing epidemiology, physiology, psychology, and policy-relevant research.

You will also develop important skills in designing and evaluating research and community interventions that promote health behaviour change.

This programme recognises the need for specialisation in the intertwined disciplines of physical activity and public health, which is differentiated from other MSc courses in public health.

With real-world applicability, it substantially contributes towards higher-level qualifications emerging in this area extending the knowledge and practical skills for health sector professionals, physical activity and fitness professionals, teachers or local government employees.

The Course

Explore the most recent theory, research and debates on the effect of physical activity and public health

Our MSc Physical Activity and Public Health course develops your understanding of current theory, research, and debates at the forefront of physical activity and public health to influence population health and well-being.

You will develop a comprehensive and critical overview of technical competencies and professional and ethical practice in the field of physical activity and public health, as well as foster a self-directed approach to learning.


Acquire the skills and knowledge required to gain employment with the sports industry

Physical activity and public health are no longer viewed as the responsibility of only those working in the health sector.

A wide range of opportunities are available in statutory, voluntary, charity, private and community organisations as well as in local government and academic institutions.


Contemporary research and theory relating to the adoption and maintenance of physical activity participation for health and wellbeing will be explored.

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Entry requirements

Attained (or be about to attain) at least a first or upper second class honours degree in a related scientific discipline. Still be offered a place on this course if you can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences subject from a recognised institution of higher education. If you have a lower second class award you may be accepted if you can provide a transcript to show that you performed near the upper second class level on appropriate modules. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you could have relevant professional experience that would be considered.

University information

The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis. The University offers both taught and research degrees at postgraduate level, with many of the courses offering work placements during the year. There is a vast range of academic departments to choose from, including Business, Dance, Humanities, Music, Sport and Theatre. Both sites –...more

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