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.

Insufficient physical activity is the fourth leading risk factor for premature mortality. It has recently been recognised as a pandemic and is a global public health issue. The MSc Physical Activity for Health is designed to provide academic training at a postgraduate level for both recent graduates from a range of disciplines (including sport and exercise sciences, health sciences, psychology, epidemiology, and physiology) and the existing national and international workforce in the area of physical activity and public health.

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Programme structure

Programme aims
Physical Activity for Health can be studied full-time or part-time and there are three possible exit levels: Certificate, Diploma, or Masters. This flexibility to study at a pace that suits you will help our goal of building workforce to tackle the inactivity pandemic.

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

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. 

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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