Clinical Exercise Physiology at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS

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Course summary

The course involves the detailed study of the physiological consequences of chronic debilitating diseases and highlights the changes that these different diseases cause during exercise testing. This unique course gives you a solid grounding in theory and application of physiological tests in clinical populations including: graded cardiopulmonary exercise testing; cardiac ultrasound; vascular ultrasound; and muscle function analyses. Throughout the course you will actively participate in practical sessions designed to increase your skills, with supervised practice sessions working alongside University sports teams in our BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Science Laboratories. Integration of theory and practice ensures you will meet developing statutory professional requirements of practice-specific knowledge, understanding and skills. Intermediate qualifications available: Postgraduate certificate – 60 credits at Masters level Postgraduate diploma – 120 credits at Masters level Why choose this course?

  • Study on a unique course with a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching, with access to world-leading staff expertise and research
  • Explore areas including research design; exercise testing and diagnosis; exercise testing and prescription; physical activity, nutrition, and metabolic health; laboratory skills; research methods; advanced exercise testing and diagnosis
  • Develop the high-level professional standards demanded of members of a health care team; understanding your ethical, moral, and legal responsibilities as well as acquiring the practical competencies, theoretical knowledge, and research skills that will help you access careers in health and fitness or academia
  • Gain from the opportunity to practice your skills on work placement, and shadow experienced staff
  • Benefit from gaining the necessary skills to become a Health Promotion Specialist; Clinical Exercise Physiologist; Clinical Technician or researcher, and/or continue to further research-based study on MSc by research, MPhil or PhD programmes.


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Entry requirements

Standard entry route: Applicants will have a first degree normally in a relevant science based subject, such as a biological science, sports science, coaching, exercise or health science based subject (e.g. nursing, physiotherapy, medicine, osteopathy) from a recognised higher education institution. Non-standard entry route: a. Graduates with a first degree in a closely allied subject, where the gaps in subject specific knowledge could be closed using a negotiated programme that would include additional units from within the undergraduate modular degree scheme. b. Sport, Exercise, Coaching and Health professionals with demonstrable experience and expertise within the field who also possess an HNC/HND or GNVQ/NVQ at level 4 in an appropriate subject. These candidates will be required to provide a full portfolio of supporting evidence outlining appropriate academic and educational training and attend an interview, which will aim to assess: 1) the applicants motivation, maturity and realistic approach to their studies 2) the nature and level of life/work experience and prior study, and the learning that has resulted from such experience 3) the clarity of the applicants educational goals and objectives 4) the extent to which the applicant can provide evidence of the threshold skills and knowledge required for a given programme. As a result of this interview candidates may also be required to bridge gaps in their current knowledge by taking additional units from within the undergraduate modular degree scheme. International qualifications - You should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution. International applications will be assessed using UKVI and University of Bedfordshire policy. English Language requirements - Please check English language requirements at: Additional - Recognition of Prior Learning: credit may be given for prior (academic/professional) learning against some of the units. A portfolio of evidence and attainment of equivalent learning outcomes is required. Applicants can discuss the options with the Course Co-ordinator.

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Clinical Exercise Physiology at University of Bedfordshire - UCAS