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MScExercise and Sport Sciences

University of Birmingham
United Kingdom, Birmingham
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This postgraduate masters programme provides training in the practical, theoretical and applied elements of Exercise and Sport Sciences. The modules we offer include teaching, learning and experience in core disciplines of exercise and health as well as in sport. For example, nutrition and metabolism in health and obesity, musculoskeletal systems, and cardiovascular and respiratory physiology.

All modules will be applied and related such that the thread of exercise and ageing will run through all. In addition, modules in continued professional development and research methods would allow theory to be applied in practice.

Programme structure

The course has three compulsory modules, which all students will undertake, in: research methods; continued professional development; and integrated body systems. The remaining taught elements of the course will be delivered in the form of optional modules in core disciplines within exercise and sports sciences, allowing students to shape the course to their particular interest. Optional modules include: Neuromuscular performance through the human lifetime; Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology; Nutrition and metabolism in health and obesity; Psychology of physical activity promotion.

All students will also undertake a research project, which is offered in the shape of a 12 week research project in the students chosen discipline.
Specific areas of active research include:

Exercise metabolism: The health effects of exercise in obesity and ageing
Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology,
Behavioural medicine: Psychological processes, immunology and cardiovascular function.
Biomechanics, neurophysiology and psychology of motor control and exercise performance
Motivations for, and effects of, physical activity participation
Research projects can be undertaken in an academic, industrial or hospital environment.

Career opportunities

The career opportunities available to sport and exercise scientists are expanding all the time. The 2012 London Olympics and increased National Lottery funding for sport has increased the number of jobs in elite level sport and public health. Many hospitals are starting to appoint specialists with exercise backgrounds to work in areas such as cardiac rehabilitation and health promotion. Clubs in a variety of different sports employ sports scientists as performance analysts, biomechanists and coaches. Other career routes include roles in the fitness and leisure industry, governing bodies, teaching, exercise prescription and testing, and sport promotion.

You will also have the support of a dedicated careers and employability team, to offer individual advice and guidance services and deliver an employability programme tailored to your needs.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Studies commence
Sep 20, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States