Applied Exercise for Health MSc

St George's University of London

Program Description

Applied Exercise for Health MSc

St George's University of London

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There are several core modules (classes) you must study and also optional modules.

Applied Exercise for Health PgCert/PgDip/MSc

Suitable for health professionals with an interest in exercise and the potential of physical activity, this course incorporates the exploration of physical activity in various critical settings within the public health arena (eg obesity, sedentary lifestyles and diabetes). This is a flexible programme structured to provide core and option modules tailored to the individual student profile.

What will you study?

In parallel to and offering shared learning with the MSc Rehabilitation, this course offers the opportunity to enhance the skills of critical enquiry and gain an appreciation of the underlying theory, research and policy guiding current health practice. There is a strong emphasis on exercise physiology, the role of exercise through the lifespan, and psychology for exercise to understand issues critical to adherence and behaviour change.


  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK.
  • Before starting the course, you can discuss your work and personal and professional aspirations to select appropriate modules and create an individual programme plan.
  • You will have the chance to meet other postgraduate students with whom you will share the core modules.
  • You can take individual modules as free-standing short courses without committing to the full MSc.
  • The course can be taken full time over one calendar year (Thursdays and Fridays) or part time over two years (attending for one day). More flexible routes can be discussed with the course director within a five year period.

Degree structure

Core modules

  • Advanced exercise prescription
  • Critical thinking in practice
  • Data analysis
  • Exercise through the life span
  • Research methods
  • Research project

Optional modules

  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Exercise intervention for obesity and diabetes
  • Life after stroke
  • Managing fatigue: implications for exercise
  • Pain management
  • Professional development in rehabilitation
  • Psychology for exercise
  • Pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Quality and innovation in rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Self-management in long term and neurological conditions
  • Work based learning
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated January 25, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 - 2 years
Part time
Full time
13,200 GBP
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date: Sept. 2017
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 22, 2017
Sept. 2017
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 22, 2017
(UK/EU: £7,140)