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Exercise and Physical Activity for Special Populations and Healthy Ageing MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Middlesex University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Middlesex University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

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.

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.

Careers

How can the MSc/PGDip/PGCert Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity for Special Populations support your career?

The course has been designed specifically for sport scientists and qualified health and fitness practitioners, providing a Level 7 degree which is the highest level of qualification in the industry.

Whether you are a personal trainer, physiotherapist, clinic rehabilitator, nurse, home visitor or other health professional; this Masters equips you to be one of the highest qualified specialists in the field and enables you to help people achieve their fitness, health and lifestyle goals safely and effectively.

Students with an undergraduate degree in a relevant area who wish to continue their education before pursuing one of the above careers would find this masters valuable.

The degree is also suitable for individuals working in specialist clinical units such as stroke or heart units, or those with an interest in research at doctoral level, who need a thorough baseline knowledge and require research experience with special populations.

Students can also exit with PGDip or PGCert Awards.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,500per year

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

University information

Middlesex University

  • University League Table

    98th

  • Campus address

    Middlesex University, Hendon Campus, The Burroughs, Barnet, NW4 4BT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    49th out of 54 5

    78th out of 102 5

    34th out of 84 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    105 68%

    42nd

    30
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    30 30%

    52nd

    2
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.84 77%

    49th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    106 54%

    79th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%

    65th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.63 73%

    100th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    117 59%

    58th

    30
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    82 82%

    7th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    75th

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