Taught course

Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology

St Mary's University, Twickenham, London · St Mary's University, Twickenham, London

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement for students is a first degree, normally in the Upper Second class category in: sport science, exercise science, physical education, physiotherapy or a related field. Students will be considered with other appropriate qualifications or experience that is deemed equivalent. Applicants should normally be able to demonstrate a background in research methods or a related discipline.

Months of entry


Course content

In today's marketplace, employers are seeking to employ staff that are suitably qualified to undertake their roles and responsibilities. As such, there is an increased need for postgraduate courses to be vocationally orientated, with an emphasis on training students in the theoretical underpinnings and relevant practical areas to work in the sport industry.

This MSc/PG Diploma course focuses on disciplines pertinent to the field of applied sport and exercise physiology and reflects the needs of today's students, within the context of the workforce in general, the social and political environment, and national and regional sporting and exercise priorities.

The applied focus of the programme enables students to gain both the theoretical and practical skills required to gain employment as a Sport and Exercise Physiologist.

In addition, the location of the university provides many opportunities to refine those skills through work with various sports clubs in the area.

The course utilises accommodation and equipment in the School of Sport, Health and Applied Science which includes extensive laboratory analytical equipment and library materials that support the degree.

Information for international students

Please contact international@stmarys.ac.uk for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Mark Glaister
020 8240 4012