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Human and Applied Physiology MSc

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Full time | Main Site | 1 year | JAN-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

JAN-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Physiology (Human) Sports Medicine

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

If you're fascinated by the human body and want to grow your theoretical and practical understanding of how it works, then our MSc Human and Applied Physiology degree course is for you.

On this course, you'll study physiological responses to exercise – both in healthy and clinical populations, and in response to extreme environments too. You'll also examine the role of exercise as part of a treatment programme.

You'll graduate with a postgraduate degree in a subject-specific discipline of physiology, and with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to work as a physiologist, a specialised technician, or to pursue a career in biomedical research and medicine.

What you'll experience

On this course, you'll:

  • Learn laboratory-based skills, as well as the ability to communicate with clients in a professional and approachable manner
  • Get hands-on experience of conducting research and physiological testing in simulated environmental conditions of heat, cold, humidity or hypoxia
  • Boost your knowledge and experience of how exercise can be used in the management and treatment of a variety of conditions
  • Access our Sport and Exercise Physiology Laboratories, which feature physiological monitoring equipment, and our Extreme Environments Laboratory, with climatic chambers for manipulating temperature, humidity and altitude, an immersion pool, and a swimming flume
  • Be supported by professional and enthusiastic staff, who are experienced in the field

Careers and opportunities

What jobs can you do with a Human and Applied Physiology degree?

The skills you'll develop on this course will help you pursue a career as a:

  • Health and wellbeing physiologist
  • Health advisor
  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Exercise referral coordinator
  • Personal trainer
  • PhD researcher leading to employment as a professional scientist

You can also choose to pursue professional qualifications in exercise for clinical populations, such as cardiac rehabilitation or pulmonary rehabilitation. Your experience of physiological responses in normal conditions as well as extreme environments will place you in a strong position for a career in the Science and Technology branch of the Ministry of Defence, or in the English Institute of Sport and UK Sport.

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

Work experience and career planning

We'll help you to identify internships, voluntary roles and opportunities that will complement your studies.

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your physiology skills to work.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from our Careers and Employability service as you advance in your career.

Modules

Clinical Exercise Physiology - Core
Applied Sports Physiology - Core
MSc Research Development and Practice - Core
Humans in Extreme Environments - Core
MSc Professional Development - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£7,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£15,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject. Equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications may be considered.

University information

Over 4,000 postgraduate students call the University of Portsmouth campus home. An ideal choice for postgraduate students, the university has great research credentials, excelling in areas such as astrophysics, forensics and sports science. 89% of its research in physics, and 90% of its research in allied health professions was rated as either ‘World Leading’ or ‘Internationally Excellent’ by the Research Excellence Framework in...more