Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS

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Course summary

Providing you with the theory, skills and experience required for a successful career in sport and exercise physiology. Why study Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology? This Master's degree provides you with the theoretical underpinning, practical skills and professional experience required for a successful career in sport and exercise physiology. Sports physiologists play a vital role in developing human performance for sports teams and individual athletes by providing scientific support, monitoring physical attributes and optimising training programmes. The programme is led by Dr Jessica Hill and staff include John Pattison, Dr Owen Jeffries, Dr Mark Glaister and Dr Mark Waldron who each bring many years of teaching, research and consultancy experience in their specialist areas. Why St Mary's? We have excellent facilities including three human performance laboratories, a state-of-the-art performance education centre and extensive sports grounds. Unlike courses that take a more academic approach to scientific theory, this programme focuses on the practical application of skills and knowledge required by today’s sports and exercise professionals. Content is aligned to the competencies identified by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and therefore provides the perfect stepping-stone to a professional career.


Modules include: research methods in sport and exercise; advanced sport and exercise physiology 1 & 2; sport and exercise physiology in the workplace; professional skills for applied physiology; programme design, monitoring and evaluation; research project.

Assessment method

Each module is assessed by one or more pieces of coursework. With the exception of the Advanced Sport & Exercise Physiology module, there are no written examinations; however, a number of modules employ oral examinations. Assessments are designed to provide the opportunity to demonstrate critical analysis, deep and insightful thought and the application of knowledge. A wide variety of assessment modes are employed including case studies, laboratory reports, preparing articles suitable for journals, and poster/oral presentations.

Entry requirements

An 2:2 degree (or equivalent) in sport science, exercise science, physical education, physiotherapy or a related field. Students will be considered with other appropriate qualifications or experience that is deemed equivalent. Applicants should normally be able to demonstrate a background in research methods or a related discipline. If English is not your first language you will need to achieve an IELTS score of 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any section (or equivalent).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9300 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9300 Year 1
Scotland £9300 Year 1
Wales £9300 Year 1
EU £16350 Year 1
International £16350 Year 1

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Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology at St Mary's University, Twickenham - UCAS