Clinical Exercise Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

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Course summary

The Clinical Exercise Physiology MSc focuses on the practical application of research.

  • The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is ranked 6th for Sports Science (QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • This masters course is the first in the UK to be accredited by the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS), which allows registration as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist upon successful completion
  • Choose this course developed by world-leading academics in our pioneering School of Sport and Exercise Sciences
  • Benefit from a small class size - student numbers are capped at around 20 for this highly competitive course to give you dedicated access to staff and facilities
  • Use state-of-the-art laboratories in our award-winning Tom Reilly Building
  • Enjoy a combination of invaluable practical experience, including a substantial, compulsory clinical placement and theoretical learning. Our Placement Learning Support Unit will support you with sourcing a placement
  • Access cutting-edge equipment, including 12-lead ECG and cardiopulmonary stress exercise testing equipment. We also house several ultrasound machines echocardiography and vascular physiology and we are world leaders in utilising this equipment in a practical-based setting
  • Look forward to enhanced job opportunities in NHS and private clinical physiology
There has never been a more exciting time to undertake an MSc in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Exercise now represents one of the world's major businesses and scientists have an increasingly prominent role in working with healthy and clinical populations to maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce disease. This Masters programme is ideal if you want to go on to specialise in exercise physiology in a clinical setting. The course provides a detailed knowledge of physiology applied to clinical contexts, but is also designed to extend your knowledge beyond 'classical' exercise physiology studies and into novel techniques and theories underpinning exercise physiology and health. You will gain extensive practical experience in key physiology laboratory tests such as ECG and cardiopulmonary testing. You will also develop a good understanding of modern and novel ultrasound assessments of cardiovascular function. Academic development is provided in fundamental scientific techniques including research methods, statistical analysis and scientific communication.

Assessment method

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. On this course you will be assessed in a variety of ways, including: interactive problem solving exercises; oral presentations in front of a peer group; coursework and essays, in some cases combined with oral defence. The case report and literature review is a substantial piece of work based on your 140 hour clinical placement.


Entry requirements

Candidates will be required to have academic qualifications commensurate with entry to postgraduate study, and be able to demonstrate an aptitude for scientific study. Candidates would normally be expected to have a good honours degree (i.e., upper second or first) in sport science, science or a related discipline. International requirements: -IELTS score of 6.5 (minimum of 5.5 in each component) -International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, Mphil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details. Extra Requirements: -The majority of the placements offered by this programme will require a DBS check RPL: -RPL is accepted on this programme


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £10195 Year 1
Northern Ireland £10195 Year 1
Scotland £10195 Year 1
Wales £10195 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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Clinical Exercise Physiology at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS