Applied Sport Physiology at University of Worcester - UCAS

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Course summary

Master Applied Sport Physiology at Worcester and Propel Your Career! Dive into the innovative and dynamic world of Applied Sport Physiology MSc at the University of Worcester. This course isn't just about learning; it's about transforming you into a highly skilled professional ready to make an impact across various sports environments. With a focus on evidence-based approaches and practical application, this programme is tailored for those who aspire to excel in the field of sport physiology. Key Highlights of Your Sport Physiology Journey

  • Applied Skills Focus: Apply the theory to practice and develop essential skills required for a successful career as a sport physiologist.
  • BASES Alignment: The course aligns with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) professional competencies for sports physiology and is excellent preparation for your own professional accreditation, making you more employable.
  • Excellent Facilities: Study in BASES accredited laboratories, including a high-tech Motion & Performance Centre, University sports arena, physiology suite, state of the art fitness gym and S&C training facility.
  • Professional Connections: Opportunities to forge strong links with professional sports clubs and organizations, including our own professional franchise teams in Basketball and Netball, enhancing your network and career opportunities.
  • Placement Opportunities: Apply your knowledge in real-world settings through the placement module, gaining invaluable workplace experience, developing your confidence and competence to become an excellent Sports Physiologist.
  • Flexible Learning: Choose between full-time or part-time study with a modular scheme.
Why Choose Worcester for Applied Sport Physiology?
  • Career-Ready Education: Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to thrive in the professional sport science sector.
  • Reflective and Resilient Learning: Develop into a critically reflective lifelong learner, ready to face the challenges of the industry.
  • Intellectual Curiosity: Engage in a course that nurtures intellectual curiosity and fosters a deep understanding of sport physiology.
Explore Applied Sport Physiology at Worcester's Open Days Get a first-hand experience of what it's like to study at Worcester. Meet our faculty, students, and learn more about the course and its unique aspects. Your Pathway to Becoming a Sports Physiology Expert Starts at Worcester – Where Passion Meets Professional Excellence!


Applied Techniques in Sport Physiology; Training and Monitoring in Sport Physiology; Physiological Limits to Human Performance; Training and Conditioning for Sports Performance; Advanced Research Methods; Professional Placement; Sports Research Project

Assessment method

The MSc Applied Sport Physiology aims to develop autonomous, independent and evidence-based practitioners with a detailed knowledge of sport physiology and the ability to apply it to a range of sports or one specific sport (if chosen by the student). There is a strong emphasis on the application of theory to professional practice. The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade. Assessment methods include a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and a final year independent studies project. Some suggested examples are below but these are still to be finalised. Typically, this could involve: Semester 1 – critical review of research papers, essay, presentation and personal development plans, training and monitoring plans, interviews with athletes Semester 2 – critical reflection essays, presentations, critical reviews, and statistical interpretations, with the placement module including video presentation and a written portfolio of evidence (3000 words) Semester 3 - research project involving ethics, 3000 word written report (70%) and a presentation (30%). You will receive feedback on practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback on examination performance is available upon request from the module leader. Feedback is intended to support learning and you are encouraged to discuss it with personal academic tutors and module tutors as appropriate. We aim to provide you with feedback on formal coursework assessments within 20 working days of hand-in.

Entry requirements

You will normally have a 2:1 classification in a sport-related degree. Those who hold a sport-related degree classification of either 2:2 (or below) or a non-sport-related degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis and may be required to submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate relevant experience/knowledge. All applicants shall be interviewed. International students require IELTS of 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any component) or equivalent. If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email [email protected] for advice.

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Applied Sport Physiology at University of Worcester - UCAS