Taught course

Applied Exercise Physiology

University of Brighton · School of Sport and Service Management

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Entry requirements

A good related honours degree (typically 2:2 or above) in sport or exercise sciences, or a relevant science-based degree such as psychology, physiology, biochemistry or zoology. Graduates in more fundamental sciences such as chemistry, physics and mathematics may also be acceptable. Applicants without the minimum qualifications may also be considered, providing they can demonstrate the appropriate background, work experience etc.

Months of entry


Course content

Our Applied Exercise Physiology MSc is designed around three pillars.


Physiology is core to every module of our course with most sessions taking place in one of our five laboratories. During your MSc, you will learn integrative physiology through problem-based learning, and will get to use equipment such as our environmental chambers, breath-by-breath analysers and blood sampling analysers. We strongly believe students must learn through practice.


Of great importance is the confidence you will gain in your own ability to critique scientific work so that you become a life-long independent thinker.

Personal development

You will gain real-world experience in areas relevant to your interests by working alongside experienced practitioners. Past projects have included working with participants in our cardiac rehabilitation and falls prevention programmes.

Our teaching laboratories are accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), as are most of our course staff. You can register on the BASES Supervised Experience Scheme to achieve personal accreditation.

We are one of just 10 institutions nationally, selected by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), to become a CIMPSA Higher Education Partner. We are part of their pilot programme to develop CIMPSA endorsed and quality assured degree programmes to improve students’ employment prospects. The partnership also offers many benefits for students studying this course.

Information for international students

English language requirements - IELTS 6.5 overall, with 6.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in the other elements; or equivalent qualification.

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

School of Sport and Service Management
01273 643645