Moray House School of Education and Sport

Physical Activity for Health (MSc/PgDip/PgCert)

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.

Discovery Day - 21 February 2024

Postgraduate Discovery Days provide a general introduction to postgraduate study at Edinburgh

Bookings are now open for the 21 February Discovery Day! This is a great opportunity for you to find out more about your programme of interest, chat with the Programme Director and ask your questions.

11:00am - 12:00pm, 21 February 2024  - Physical Activity for Health

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This event is part of the University's Discovery Day, with additional online sessions on student life, accommodation, admissions and more!

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.

Visit the University’s Degree Finder for detailed entry requirements, fees, international grade equivalency, language requirements and to apply.

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Programme structure

Programme aims
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

Physical Activity for Health Introduction
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.

Career opportunities

This degree is ideal for those interested in careers such as health promotion (local authorities), primary and community health care, physical activity development, physical activity and health consultancy, or the health and fitness industry.

Fees and funding

Find details of tuition fees and opportunities for scholarships and financial support for our Physical Activity for Health programme.

Contact us

Questions about your application or how to apply? Contact the Postgraduate Admissions team or a Programme Director who look forward to hearing from you.

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