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MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology

MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology

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Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | SEP-22

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Medicine Physiology (Human) Sports Physiotherapy

Course type


Course Summary

This programme focuses on using 'exercise as medicine', to treat and manage conditions as well as to rehabilitate patients recovering from illness.

You will:

  • Develop an understanding of advanced levels of clinical physiology and aetiology of disease states
  • Learn how to support your clients and patients to live healthier lifestyles, enabling them to self-manage chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease, as well as recovering from illnesses such as cancer
  • Gain experience using state-of-the-art equipment in our Human Performance Laboratory


This course will be delivered via lectures from both clinical and academic staff, demonstrations and lab practicals, and online learning materials.


Assessment methods will vary depending on the module, they include:

  • Case Studies (written and oral presentations)
  • Viva vocé
  • Literature review
  • Practical assessments
  • Journal articles (research reports written in the format of a journal article)
  • Research proposal


This course will equip you with knowledge suited to allied health roles, including Exercise physiologists; physical exercise therapists, respiratory technicians; advanced physiotherapist roles, Exercise Referral Schemes (hospital and community based).


We have links with Salford Community Leisure's exercise referral schemes and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.


In this module you will develop an understanding of the clinical presentation of disease states and the application and interpretation of exercise testing.

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Entry requirements

Students need to have BSc (Hons) graduates with a 2:1 or above in Exercise or Health Sciences; Sport Science; Biological Sciences equivalent with an emphasis on human physiology. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

University information

The University of Salford is an ambitious and progressive institution in the Greater Manchester area. It offers a high-quality programme of postgraduate and research degree courses that furthers understanding in key areas of global research, and leads graduates into challenging and rewarding careers in science, healthcare, law, business, engineering, the built environment, media, music and the arts. Students will join a postgraduate community...more

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