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MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology

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Full time | Bishop Otter Campus | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Physiology (Human) Sports Physiotherapy Sports / Movement Science

Course type


Course Summary


Focus on the development of skills for practical application in both sporting and exercise populations

This programme has a strong focus on the development of skills for practical application in both sporting and exercise populations and provides you with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge base of the physiological and metabolic demands of exercise and physical training.

In addition, it allows you to enhance and strengthen your practical skills in exercise physiology measurements and research methods, as well as developing your professional qualities.

The MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology provides you with an opportunity to study at a postgraduate level to fulfil the initial requirements for accreditation by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

The Course

Understand the exercise physiology of leading sporting and exercise performance

This course provides you with the knowledge of advanced exercise physiology principles and theories, and enhance your practical skills, as you build towards your final research project or supervised experience portfolio.

Teaching and Assessment

Innovative teaching methods that focus on practice


Our team of academics ensure innovation, enthusiasm and expertise combine to deliver the excellent standards that give our institution its high reputation.

When you come to Chichester, you will join a community of students and lecturers working in partnership to ensure that your learning experience reflects best practice and embraces the opportunities presented by new, interactive technologies.


You will be assessed by a variety of methods, including essays, examinations, portfolios, practical assessments, lab reports, and oral presentations.

Our course includes a mix of assessments, so that you may develop a wide range of transferable skills. Modules are assessed at every stage of the course, offering cumulative assessment of your progress.

You can monitor your own progress, allowing you the opportunity to discuss and plan your development with your lecturers throughout the course. Where appropriate, special arrangements can be made for students with an identified need.

Students can also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards.


Acquire the skills and knowledge required to gain employment in sports, exercise or health industries

The experience and skills gained during your MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology allows you to start a career in many areas of sport, exercise and health.

Students have gone on to work in the health care sector, national governing bodies for sports, sports related industry, private sports clubs and fitness centres, teaching in Further and Higher Education or continued to pursue a PhD in a related field.

Students can also achieve PGDip and PGCert awards.

Typical careers include:

  • Fitness consultant
  • Athletic trainer
  • Laboratory technician
  • Sport science support personnel
  • Sport equipment consultant
  • Exercise prescription on GP referral schemes
  • PhD research


In this module, you will be introduced to a variety of methodological approaches to measure whole body metabolism during exercise and critically evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. Practical work will evaluate an area of contemporary research associated with whole body metabolism.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have an honours degree at 2:1 or higher in a related discipline.

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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