About This Course
This MSc degree in Exercise Rehabilitation aims to allow graduates to develop and apply principles of exercise-based preventative intervention, management of health and wellbeing, and rehabilitation to individuals who are involved in a variety of rehabilitative settings (e.g., healthy ageing, chronic disease). The degree will assimilate evidence-driven physical and psychological approaches that will equip you with a multi-disciplinary perspective on the role of habitual physical activity and/or exercise when working with individuals in rehabilitative settings.
You’ll be able to use some of the knowledge and skills that they acquire to prepare for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) supervisory experience training, which is normally a pre-requisite of the Association’s professional accreditation.
BASES also organise an annual student conference. Some of our former MSc students have won prestigious awards for ‘Best Postgraduate Verbal Presentation’ and ‘Best Postgraduate Poster Presentation’ at the BASES Student Conferences. These awards are open to MSc and PhD students from all UK Universities and the fact that our students have repeatedly won awards is an indication of the excellent quality of teaching and research training you’ll experience on our course.
MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time; Diploma: 30 weeks full-time
Have a look at this page for more reasons to study for a postgraduate degree in the field of Sport, Health & Exercise Sciences at Bangor University. You can also find some funding information here for students applying to study on any taught postgraduate programme. There is also a Bangor’s Sports Scholarship scheme for those who excel at sport.
What will you study on this course?
Exercise Rehabilitation is a specific discipline of sport and exercise science that is applied in populations aiming to enhance their health and wellbeing.
This MSc degree in Exercise Rehabilitation is taught through traditional lectures, interactive seminars, one-to-one tutorials, and scientific laboratory practicals. You’ll be expected to work individually and in groups, and complete substantial self-study, including scientific research projects or dissertations. You’ll apply theoretical knowledge in real world scenarios and situations through a blend of practical settings and classroom-based activities. The programme is assessed with presentations (including posters and talks), course work, continuous professional development portfolios, and practical demonstrations.
When you graduate you’ll be able to show a critical knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles that determine health and wellbeing; demonstrate an understanding of the scientific principles and statistical procedures that underpin effective research design, data collection, and data interpretation in health/clinical exercise science; illustrate how scientific principles can be used to design, implement, and evaluate client-based interventions in a variety of rehabilitation settings; and demonstrate an understanding of the multi-disciplinary nature of applied clinical exercise/health science.
In addition, you’ll develop practical skills including a range of discipline-specific practical techniques that might be used when collecting data for research and/or applied purposes in laboratory, field and clinical settings. You’ll have developed contextual awareness and problem solving when considering how scientific principles and practical interventions might be applied to rehabilitation settings, and will be able to interpret and communicate health and wellbeing scientific data to suit the needs of the audience (e.g., clinicians or patients). You’ll also be able to demonstrate a broad range of key skills, including awareness of health and safety, ethical considerations, population differences and the role of education, behaviour change and physical activity in improving the health of the nation. As graduate you'll be competent in assessing and monitoring health and wellbeing in a variety of populations through appropriate evidence-based testing and exercise prescription/lifestyle intervention.
You’ll also acquire communication and presentation skills, interactive and group skills (by practicing key personal qualities such as compassion, empathy, flexibility, and understanding), reflective practice skills, and numeracy and Information and Communication Technology skills and be able to demonstrate the professionalism required in the modern workplace.
A unique aspect of the program is the opportunity to work with clients under the supervision of an experienced lecturer practitioner. After completion of a needs assessment you’ll design, implement, and evaluate a lifestyle intervention to enhance your client’s health and wellbeing.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Exercise Rehabilitation Modules page.
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At least a 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent).
Students with a degree from a different academic area may also be considered. Working professionals with non-graduate qualifications will be assessed on an individual basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
EU and Overseas students, whose first language is not English, are required to take the standardised English Language test (IELTS) before starting the course. Students who achieve a score of 6.0 or above (no individual score below 5.5) are eligible for direct entry to the course. The University offers pre-sessional language courses before courses start through ELCOS for those that need additional support reaching the required level.
All the School’s postgraduate programmes are designed (with further training where appropriate) to enhance the career prospects of Sport, Health and Exercise Science graduates. Career destinations of Bangor postgraduates include: the Home Country Sports Institutes, National Governing Bodies, the Olympic Medical Institute, Professional sports teams and organisations, the fitness industry, the NHS (hospitals and Primary Care Trusts), Teaching and Education (after completing a Postgraduate Certificate of Education). Further postgraduate study (ie Doctoral research) is another vocational route.
This specific degree will equip you with the knowledge & skills to address societal problems including an aging population and lifestyle diseases such as obesity. Specifically, this degree in Exercise Rehabilitation will prepare you for careers in healthcare (e.g., NHS and private settings such as Spire Healthcare); the fitness industry (e.g., Nuffield Health); the health and well-being industry (e.g., Complementary and alternative medicine providers); and Public Health (e.g., Public Health England and Wales).
Many of our recent graduates have combined this degree with vocational qualifications or further postgraduate study to allow careers in Teaching and Education, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Dietetics, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and research.