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MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology

Our MSc Sport and Exercise Physiology programme is designed for graduates seeking to develop specialist knowledge in Sport and Exercise Physiology.

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Entry Requirements and Fees

2019 UK fee: £7,040, (Alumni, 15% discount, £5,984)

2019 international fee: £13,600

  • To gain a Postgraduate Certificate, students need to complete three taught module requirements.
  • To gain a Postgraduate diploma, students need to complete six taught module requirements.
  • To gain an MSc, students need to complete six taught module requirements and a research dissertation or supervised portfolio.
  • You will also be required to attend an interview

Course content

Our MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology provides you with the opportunity to develop an in-depth knowledge base of the physiological and metabolic demands of exercise and physical training. In addition, the program allows you to enhance and strengthen your practical skills in exercise physiology measurements and research methods as well as developing your professional qualities.

The MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology provides students with an opportunity to study at a postgraduate level to fulfil the initial requirements for accreditation by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

BASES has procedures for the accreditation of suitably experienced individuals that stipulate the possession of a relevant form of postgraduate qualification, i.e. an MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology.

So why studying in Chichester? The MSc in Sport and Exercise Physiology at the University of Chichester provides you with the theoretical underpinning, the applied skills and professional experience that are required for a career in sport and exercise physiology.

Our facilities

Over the past few years, we have redeveloped both of our campuses so that you have the best facilities available as you study for your degree. We pride ourselves on the quality of the learning environment we can offer our students.  All of our facilities are designed for academic teaching, research, British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) competitions and for your social/recreational use throughout the week and weekends.

The world-class Tudor Hale Centre for Sport is the focus of sporting activities, both academic and recreational, at the University. The Tudor Hale Centre for Sport incorporates a suite of state of the art sport science laboratories, a sports injury clinic, a strength and conditioning room and a fitness suite.  In addition, there is a sports hall used for basketball, netball, trampolining, badminton, volleyball, cricket, soccer, table tennis, hockey and ultimate frisbee.   Located beside the Tudor Hale Centre for Sport you will find our brand new Sports Dome, incorporating four indoor tennis courts, our all-weather astro turf pitch, and grass rugby pitch.

Facilities:

  • Brand new Sports Dome, with four tennis courts, three netball courts
  • Sports hall
  • 110m synthetic athletics track
  • Modern fitness suite
  • Strength and conditioning room
  • Two multi-purpose gymnasiums
  • Indoor and outdoor climbing walls and climbing boulder
  • Grass football and rugby pitches
  • Outdoor netball and tennis court
  • Floodlit synthetic Astro Turf pitch
  • Two seminar rooms
  • Cricket nets

Sport Science Laboratories:

  • Four dedicated psychology labs
  • Two dedicated biomechanics labs
  • Five dedicated physiology labs
  • An environmental chamber to simulate heat, altitude, etc
  • A sports injury clinic and adjoining rehabilitation space

Where this can take you

We understand the importance of ensuring that you have the knowledge, skills and experience to compete successfully in today’s challenging jobs market. Our students have gone on to work & train in a variety industries including:

  • Athletic trainer
  • Sports science support personnel
  • Sports equipment consultant
  • Health promotion

We provide performance support for elite athletes and competitive teams. We consistently perform well against the elite of university sport. A high number of our performance teams compete in the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) programme at the elite level.

Several teams are supported with high-level coaching, training facility support and sports science analysis. Numerous local and national sports clubs’ links with our student sports teams provide additional high-level playing opportunities.

Indicative modules

All students are required to complete four Exercise Physiology modules plus two modules in Research Methods and Statistics and a research dissertation or experience portfolio. Below are the modules with a brief description.

  • Applied Techniques in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition

An ability to select the most appropriate technique, protocol, piece of equipment or software is critical when assessing human performance from either a physiology or nutrition perspective. The module will adopt an evidence based approach to identifying ‘best practice’ in terms of protocols and procedures when undertaking work with clients from a different athletic ability, gender and age. Existing knowledge will be challenged through critical evaluation of recently published peer review publications and reports. The module is assessed by a client letter, practical exam and written report.

  • Theoretical and Practical Aspects of Oxygen Uptake Kinetics in Sport and Exercise

An insight into oxygen uptake kinetics is essential to an understanding of bioenergetics when examining performance and training in sport, or when evaluating exercise tolerance in sedentary individuals and / or cardiovascular / respiratory disease patients. The module aims to develop a critical insight into the theoretical and practical issues associated with the increasingly researched area of oxygen uptake kinetics. The application of this knowledge to athletic training and general conditioning will be discussed within both theoretical and practical contexts. The module is assessed by a scientific report.

  • Muscle Physiology in Sport and Exercise

An understanding of the role of skeletal muscles to exercise is essential when examining performance and training in sport and the potential impact of exercise in disease prevention and amelioration. This module aims to develop a critical knowledge of muscle functioning, the nature of metabolic limitations in skeletal muscles during exercise, the role and function of skeletal muscles in specific sports, and the relationships between metabolic limitation, nutritional interventions, and training adaptations. The application of this knowledge to athletic training in divergent sporting activities, and general conditioning in sedentary and special populations will be discussed within both theoretical and practical contexts. The module is assessed by a written exam and literature review of a topic of your choice.

  • Professional Skills and Practice in Sport and Exercise Physiology and Nutrition

Sport and exercise scientists can practice in different contexts with variety of settings (e.g. laboratory or field), geographical locations, populations and medical applications. This module aims to develop the knowledge base associated with physiological and nutritional support in applied environments. Specifically the module will address the interplay between external physical challenges associated with different environments; internal physiological and metabolic challenges associated with gender, training status, and various states of disease-impaired or compromised function such as musculoskeletal injuries. Whilst the module gives due consideration to elite sports performance and recreational exercise participation, the module also discusses exercise and physical performance in occupational settings such as the military, emergency services and heavy industry. A focus of the module is to describe how sport and exercise scientists working in interdisciplinary teams can enhance performance, protection and promote safety and well-being. This module does not set out to provide all the answers, rather it is a vehicle by which students are supported as they grow and develop as informed exercise physiologists and nutritionists, able to confidently progress in to a career in the exercise sciences. The module is assessed by a précis of a presentation and 30-min presentation on a topic of their choice.

  • Researching the Sports Disciplines

This research methods module, mandatory for the all MSc programs, is intended to enable the student to explore qualitative and quantitative research methodologies and their application. Students will examine a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies that will equip them to undertake a variety of research projects. The module is assessed by a portfolio.

  • Advanced Applied Research Skills for Sport

Students will examine a range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies of their choosing that will equip them to undertake a variety of research projects. The module is assessed by a portfolio.

  • The Research Dissertation

The research project and scientific support placement project represent the culmination of the MSc program and is the final stage in assessment. The research project is designed to enable the student to conduct and communicate independent research in an area of their choosing. The module is assessed by either a dissertation or journal article format dissertation and conference-style presentation.

  • The Supervised Experience Portfolio

The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to plan, implement and evaluate discipline specific sport and/or exercise science support within a real life setting. The module is designed to help students gain insight into applied sport and exercise science and prepare them for the type of reflective and academically grounded experience that is a central demand of candidates seeking Support Accreditation via BASES. The module has been designed to provide the opportunity for the student to learn and develop in a real world setting whilst having access to identified support and training mechanisms. The module is assessed by the practical work and a portfolio.

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