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Applied Exercise Physiology MSc (PGCert PGDip)

University of Brighton

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Eastbourne Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary


This course is for you if you want to work in the world of exercise for health or with more clinical populations, or if you are undecided whether you want to direct your degree towards exercise or sport and performance. You are ideally suited if you have a curiosity and passion for physiology, as it applies to exercise.

If you are not yet sure of your direction, the course will give you an opportunity to deepen your understanding of applied exercise physiology and the careers that can emerge from it.

Our Applied Exercise Physiology MSc is designed around four pillars:

  • practitioner focused
  • physiology skill-centred
  • science in practice
  • personal and professional development.

A priority throughout will be to develop a blend of hard, technical skills alongside softer interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence that is essential to become a practitioner in the workplace.

We have a strong commitment to supporting you to work towards relevant certifications, accreditations or affiliations with professional bodies such as BASES Certified Exercise Practitioner, Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists and American College of Sports Medicine Certified Clinical Exercise Physiologist. You will be able to prioritise the achievement of criteria set out by these professional bodies within your degree to improve your employability.

Our teaching laboratories are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).


Career opportunities for applied exercise physiologists are growing, especially for clinical exercise physiology positions. Many graduates pursue employment in hospitals and primary care trusts, where specialists with exercise backgrounds are needed to work within health and clinical settings. Others take up clinical physiology posts through locum agencies, enabling them to experience different hospitals and types of clinical physiology before making their career decisions. We also have graduates who enter the Scientist Training Programme to become clinical scientists, enabling them to specialise in cardiac, respiratory, sleep or even gastrointestinal physiology.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,842per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Brighton

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  • Campus address

    University of Brighton, Mithras House, Lewes Road, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN2 4AT, England

Courses are designed to develop the knowledge, skills, personal attributes and related experiences you’ll need to start or develop or your career.
You’d be joining a community of around 2,900 international and EU students at Brighton.
Eligible students are guaranteed a place in halls of residence.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 46 1

    39th out of 86 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 215
    143 62%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100.0 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 100
    4.16 83%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    122 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    67.0 67%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%



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