What will I learn?

This unique practical and applied course will develop specialised knowledge of clinical exercise science

Overview

This novel programme is designed for those wishing to gain and develop expert knowledge in the science of exercise assessment and prescription and learn applied techniques which will enable you to develop a career in clinical exercise science, academic research, teaching and other science-based professions.

The evidence demonstrating that physical activity reduces the risk of developing chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity and type 2 diabetes highlights the need for clinical exercise practitioners with high level knowledge of physical activity and health who can work within community and healthcare settings.

This programme offers a well-balanced blend between practice and theory. The course is multi-disciplinary in nature covering aspects of exercise physiology, exercise and health psychology, biomechanical principles as well as clinical skills.

Course details

During your studies you will develop an advanced understanding of the research evidence in the context of clinical exercise science.

You will learn to apply theoretical concepts and professional skills in practical situations likely to be encountered by a clinical exercise scientist.

You will employ advanced investigative, analytical and practical techniques to advance knowledge in clinical exercise science.

You will present evidence-based clinical exercise prescription appropriate for a range of pathologies and in seemingly healthy populations and be able to effectively communicate evidence and treatment goals with a variety of populations.

You will gain enhanced knowledge and learn skills in clinical exercise science to increase employability in an academic or applied setting.

Careers

GP exercise referral coordinator
Trainee clinical scientist
Health advisor
Exercise science research technician
Health and wellbeing physiologist
Physical activities adviser
Private exercise physiologist

Which department am I in?

Sport & Exercise Sciences

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£15,490.00 (US$ 20,821) per year
This is a fixed fee
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Edinburgh Napier University

219 Colinton Road,

Edinburgh,

Edinburgh, City Of,

EH14 1DJ, Scotland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You are eligible to apply if you completed a bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 2.7 or above. IELTS (Academic): 6.0 overall, with no component below 5.5.

For international students

A Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2:2 or above. We look for candidates who have a background in Physical Activity & Health, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Psychology, Nursing, Physiotherapy or other Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) qualifications. We may also consider other qualifications/experience which demonstrate through our recognition of prior learning process that you have appropriate knowledge and skills at SCQF level 10. Students need to have IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall, with no component below 5.5 and TOEFL Internet Based Test - 80 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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