Taught course

Applied Exercise Physiology

University of Brighton · School of Sport and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

A good honours degree (normally minimum 2:2 classification) in sport and exercise science, or a relevant science-based degree such as medicine, biomedical sciences, physiology, biological science, or health science. The degree may contain a human physiology component, and should contain a research training component.

Applicants without the minimum qualifications may also be considered, providing they can demonstrate they have the appropriate background and foundation knowledge by other means. In such circumstances, candidates may be interviewed, and evidence will be sought concerning:

  • sustained and substantial work in a field cognate to the degree at an appropriate level
  • the ability to undertake, write up and present an honours level research study
  • an appropriate level understanding of research methods and human physiology
  • the ability to study independently and effectively and to communicate effectively.
  • Claims for recognition of prior learning will also be considered (both prior experiential learning and prior certificated learning).

Months of entry


Course content

This course is for you if you want to work in the world of sport and performance, exercise for health, or with more clinical populations. You are ideally suited if you have a curiosity and passion for physiology, as it applies to exercise.

If you are not yet sure of your direction, the course will give you an opportunity to deepen your understanding of both applied sport and applied exercise physiology.

Our Applied Exercise Physiology MSc is designed around four pillars:

  • practitioner focused
  • physiology skill-centred
  • science in practice
  • personal and professional development.

All your modules can have an exercise physiology focus and option modules will enable you to study an area of interest in greater depth.

Our teaching laboratories are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

We were one of the first 10 institutions nationally, selected by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), to become a CIMSPA Higher Education Partner. The partnership acknowledges our commitment to producing graduates with the skillset needed to be deployed straight into the sport and physical activity sector.

The partnership offers many benefits for students studying this course including substantially discounted CIMSPA student membership. Membership will improve your employability and includes free CPD e-learning, magazines and digital newsletters, networking opportunities, and access to graduate work placement, volunteering, internships and job opportunities.

Information for international students

English language requirements - IELTS 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course enquiries
01273 644644