Taught course

Applied Exercise for Health

Kingston University · Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Entry requirements

You should normally have, or be expected to achieve, a minimum second class degree (2:2) in a subject which offers an appropriate grounding in science, healthcare or physiology (or an equivalent overseas qualification). Qualified health and social care practitioners (without first degrees) that can demonstrate evidence of either a contribution to the development of practice, or appropriate other study, are encouraged to apply. Alternative professional qualifications may also be considered and you may be required to submit supplementary details and/or asked to complete a short qualifying essay. *Must be completed, awarded and certified by 1 August 2015. Failure to comply with this may result in withdrawal of offer by St George’s. http://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-degrees-postgraduate/applied-exercise-for-health-pgcert-pgdip-msc/entry-criteria

Months of entry


Course content

Suitable for health professionals with an interest in exercise and the potential of physical activity, this course, which is validated by and taught at St George’s, University of London, incorporates the exploration of physical activity in various critical settings within the public health arena (eg obesity, sedentary lifestyles and diabetes). This is a flexible programme structured to provide core and option modules tailored to the individual student profile.

What will you study?

In parallel to and offering shared learning with the MSc Rehabilitation, this course offers the opportunity to enhance the skills of critical enquiry and gain an appreciation of the underlying theory, research and policy guiding current health practice. There is a strong emphasis on exercise physiology, the role of exercise through the lifespan, and psychology for exercise to understand issues critical to adherence and behaviour change.


Information for international students

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 6.0 in Listening, 6.0 in Reading, 6.0 in Writing and 6.0 in Speaking. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements. See http://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-degrees-postgraduate/applied-exercise-for-health-pgcert-pgdip-msc/entry-criteria for further details.

Fees and funding

For information on funding, please visit: www.kingston.ac.uk/postgraduate/fees-and-funding/

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

St George's, University of London
+44 (0)20 8725 2333