Originally developed at Middlesex University, the first degree in the UK to focus purely on how to prescribe safe and effective physical activity, exercise and sporting participation to those living with the 18 most common chronic diseases in the UK and healthy ageing. Why study MSc/PGDip/PGCert Exercise and Physical Activity for Special Populations and Healthy Ageing at Middlesex University? The health and fitness industry has witnessed an explosion in recent years as more and more people realise the importance of exercise. With this comes new challenges for professionals who must consider the wide range of long-term medical conditions which could impact their clients or patients, and how physical activity can positively aid healthy ageing. Our postgraduate degree promotes cutting edge professional practice, giving students the opportunity to undertake leading research and acquire the latest knowledge of effective practice prescription for special populations, including post-Covid-19, under the supervision of highly experienced experts. The course has been designed specifically for qualified graduates and health and fitness professionals, so understands that you will bring experience and working knowledge with you. We help you put this into context and develop it. During the course you will learn how to justify your professional decisions with evidence-based practice and develop your professional understanding and accountability. You might already have a Level 3 GP referral qualification, a Level 4 individual condition qualification or a BSc degree, but this Level 7 degree takes that knowledge to the highest level. At the end of the degree you will have a comprehensive understanding of 18 of the most commonly presented conditions and how to manage them singly or as comorbidities through exercise prescription, and how to prescribe exercise to promote healthy ageing. Course highlights One of the few masters degrees in the UK to focus purely on the prescription of safe and effective physical activity across the most common chronic diseases and promote healthy ageing You will consider the most effective way to work in a range of working environments, from fully equipped gyms to clients' own homes Learn to understand the underlying pathologies of the most common chronic diseases Learn the relevance of good nutrition and prescribe appropriate diets Learn motivational factors of exercise adherence and utilise models to help keep your clients on track Look in great depth at a specific condition that interests you through an individual research project Once you complete the course you will be one of the highest qualified specialist trainers in the health and fitness industry You learn using state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, at a university recognised as one of the best in the country for sport and exercise science and rehabilitation The course allows you to build a sound foundation of individual research interests which can then be taken to PhD level. As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
Modules - changes for students in 2020 Clinical Sciences and Nutrition (30 credits) - Compulsory Exercise Prescription and Management in Special Populations and Healthy Ageing (30 credits) - Compulsory Research Methods (30 credits) - Compulsory Dissertation (60 credits) - Compulsory Work Placement (30 credits) - Compulsory Modules - typical course content Clinical Sciences and Nutrition (30 credits) - Compulsory Exercise Prescription and Management in Special Populations and Healthy Ageing (30 credits) - Compulsory Research Methods (30 credits) - Compulsory Dissertation (60 credits) - Compulsory Work Placement (30 credits) - Compulsory
2:1 (hons degree) or equivalent qualification
English language requirements
|With at least 6.0 in each component
|With at least 21 in Listening & writing
|With at least 51 in all components
Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.
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