Taught course

Sport and Exercise Science

Institution
Plymouth Marjon University · Department of Sport and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

  • A degree at 2:1 or above in a subject related to sport and health sciences and/or relevant professional experience
  • Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Sport and Exercise Science has been designed to capture the sport and exercise science aspects of the sector in an immersive way, which explores how the sports sciences overlay and work together. For example, you might study the physiological and psychological effects for athletes travelling across time zones to compete in a hot environment, exploring this in the environmental chamber in our BASES accredited lab. Or you might undertake biomechanical analysis using our high speed cameras and force plates to predict injury before it happens and then prescribe conditioning to reduce the risk.

MSc Sport and Exercise Science is specifically focused towards providing students with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the discipline through the inclusion of unique field based opportunities. You’ll join a high performance trip to St George's Park, home of England Football, where you’ll can gain an appreciation of sport science support at the highest level. You’ll also benefit from opportunities with our key partners, such as Plymouth Argyle FC and Plymouth Raiders, and the Womens FA High Performance Centre. Other opportunities include hands on experience with health checks and a range of patients in our on-site Health and Wellbeing clinics.

You’ll be given the opportunity to apply and develop knowledge, practical skills and values in applied sport and exercise science contexts to obtain professional and personal progression. It is anticipated that students will look to pursue a career in sport and exercise science and follow the route to become a BASES accredited sport and exercise scientist. The MSc programme is a crucial step towards achieving this because it enables students to achieve hours which count towards the Supervised Experience required to become a BASES accredited sport scientist.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@marjon.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1752 636700