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Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Sports Physiotherapy Physiology (Human) Sports Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

MSc Clinical Exercise Physiology course will develop your understanding of the physiological and psychological factors associated with disease, and the role of exercise as a medicine in the prevention, treatment and management of conditions. Northumbria University is the only provider of this postgraduate physiology degree in the North East and boasts excellent links with key organisations to further support your development and knowledge.

Teaching is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars and practical elements such as laboratory and fieldwork. Assessments will be undertaken via a range of methods such as coursework, case studies, laboratory skills, reports, presentations, articles, posters, portfolios, public health campaigns and exams. On graduation you can look forward to working within a number of health organisations such as the NHS, private hospitals or other health providers. A high percentage of students also progress onto further study or doctoral-level qualifications. The skills acquired during this course will ensure you are well prepared should you decide to progress down this route.

Different course options

Full time | City Centre Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The aim of this module is to develop the student's knowledge and understanding of an aspect of practice in the vocational area and to develop skills in communication, argument, critical thinking and independent enquiry. The research dissertation provides the opportunity for an ethically sound independent study in an area of relevance to practising professionals in the area of degree study. Students are expected to use skills and knowledge acquired in modules as the basis for an in depth appreciation of specific issues in sport and exercise science. The main body of the research dissertation coming at the end of the taught phase focuses on specific core/option units.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in a related subject area such as sport science, physical education, or physiotherapy or, an honours degree in another discipline which includes anatomy and physiology. Work experience in a relevant field and/or a professional qualification may also be considered.