This graduate programme is designed to tackle the physical inactivity pandemic, enhancing knowledge and understanding of the global issues pertinent to physical activity for health.
Regular physical activity is important for all ages and population groups. It is proven to help prevent and treat non-communicable diseases and improve mental health, quality of life and well-being. However, current levels of physical inactivity mean this issue is a pandemic. Therefore, improving levels of physical activity is a global public health priority.
The MSc Physical Activity for Health is designed to provide academic training at a postgraduate level for recent graduates from a range of disciplines (including sport and exercise sciences, health sciences, psychology, epidemiology, and physiology), intercalated medical students and the existing national and international workforce in the area of physical activity and public health.
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The MSc Physical Activity for Health can be studied full-time or part-time and there are three possible exit levels: Certificate, Diploma, or Master's providing you the flexibility to study at a pace that suits you.
Our students come from a range of backgrounds and make up a vibrant community from across the world including the UK, Europe, Asia and Latin America. They range from young adults who have recently completed undergraduate degrees to professionals returning to study after years in the workforce.
Graduates will enhance their opportunities for employment in careers related to physical activity including health promotion (local authorities), primary and community health care, physical activity development, physical activity and health consultancy, the health and fitness industry and research.