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Physical Activity for Health PGCert

Physical Activity for Health PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Sports Studies Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Physical inactivity has been recognised as a pandemic and is a global public health issue. The programme draws on the health sciences of psychology, physiology and epidemiology, and on both research and practice to provide you with a thorough knowledge and awareness of the role of physical activity in improving and maintaining health. The programme is designed to provide academic training at a postgraduate level for recent graduates and the existing national and international workforce. This programme prepares you for a successful career in health promotion, primary care trusts, the health and fitness industry, physical activity development, or physical activity and health consultancy.

Different course options

Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 4 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time


4 months

Start date



This course will introduce and explore the complex relationship between physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health. It will discuss the evolution of current physical activity recommendations, and examine the current evidence base that has informed these and identified physical activity as a key modifiable lifestyle behaviour that contributes to disease and mortality. The course will be taught by research active members of the Physical Activity for Health Research Centre (PARHC,

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as sport and exercise science, physical education, health sciences, psychology or physiology. Students with equivalent academic qualifications and significant professional training and experience will also be considered.

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