Taught course

Clinical Exercise Physiology

University of Bedfordshire · School of Physical Education and Sport Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution.

Months of entry


Course content

This multi-disciplinary course involves the detailed study of the physiological consequences of chronic debilitating diseases, giving you a solid grounding in the theory and application of physiological tests including: graded cardiopulmonary exercise testing; vascular ultrasound; and muscle function analyses. Throughout the course you will actively participate in practical sessions designed to increase your skills, with supervised practice sessions working alongside University sports teams and the Community Exercise Clinic.

Key features

  • World-leading staff expertise and research combined with a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching
  • Practise your skills on work placement, shadowing experienced staff

Career opportunities

Graduates can work in technical roles within the NHS or as exercise physiologists in the NHS, private healthcare or insurance companies among other roles in the health and fitness industry. Further opportunities also include health promotion and development with local authorities and working as a researcher within the NHS.

Areas of study may include:

  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing and interpretation
  • Exercise and nutrition prescription
  • Exercise testing and diagnosis
  • Laboratory skills

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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