Edinburgh Napier University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Clinical Exercise Science (Taught)

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Course summary

This unique practical and applied course will develop specialised knowledge of clinical exercise science 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. Please visit our website for course details.

Course details


Trimester 1: exercise, wellbeing and psychological health (20 credits); exercise physiology and health (20 credits); research methods in sport and exercise science (20 credits). Trimester 2 (option of 3 out of 4): physical activity and cardio-metabolic conditions (20 credits); physical activity and cancer survivorship (20 credits); physical activity for neurological conditions (20 credits); independent study (20 credits). Trimester 3: research project (60 credits).

Assessment method

Research Project (60 credits).

Entry requirements

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.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS 6.0 overall with no component below 5.5.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

For Tuition Fee information please visit the specific course page on our website - https://www.napier.ac.uk/study-with-us/postgraduate
Clinical Exercise Science at Edinburgh Napier University - UCAS