About This Course
This MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology degree aims to allow graduates to develop and apply physiological knowledge to individuals who are involved in settings that focus on performance enhancement (e.g., competitive athletes and casual exercisers), and physiology based-rehabilitation settings. The degree will equip you with a blend of evidence-based knowledge and practical skills that will prepare you for a career working with individuals who are involved in such settings.
You’ll be able to use some of the knowledge and skills that you’ll acquire on this MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology degree 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 a good indication of the quality of the teaching and research 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?
This MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology degree focuses on sport and exercise physiology. It has been designed to be flexible and relevant to your individual needs and interests, with a strong emphasis on the application of theory to professional practice.
The programme is specifically taught through traditional lectures, interactive seminars, one-to-one tutorials, computer sessions, and practical workshops. It covers topics such as performance physiology, exercise rehabilitation, and sports injury rehabilitation and you’ll gain experience of working independently and in group-based settings as well as completing a substantial period of self-study that includes the completion of a research project or dissertation.
As a MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology graduate you’ll be able to show a critical knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles that are involved in successful physiological development in sport and exercise settings; demonstrate an understanding of the scientific principles and statistical procedures that underpin effective research design, data collection, and data interpretation in sport and exercise science; and illustrate how scientific principles can be used to design, implement, and evaluate client-based interventions in a variety of sport and exercise related settings
You’ll also acquire communication and presentation skills, interactive and group skills, 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 sport and exercise driven intervention to enhance your client’s physical performance on specifically targeted physiological parameters.
Modules for the current academic year
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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 our 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 provide you with many of the physiology related experiences that are required to work with athletes and exercisers in applied sport settings (e.g., amateur, professional) and/or casual exercise / health settings. The degree will also facilitate further academic study in complementary topics, and for careers in research (e.g., research fellow, PhD). You’ll also obtain transferrable skills that are applicable to careers outside of sport and exercise physiology, both in the public and private sector.