Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity for Special Populations MSc

Middlesex University
In London (England)

£ 7,200 - (Rs 5,87,037)
VAT incl.

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  • Master
  • London (England)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • When:

The only masters in the country to focus purely on how to prescribe safe and effective physical activity, exercise and sporting participation to those living with the 18 most common chronic diseases in the UK.

Why study MSc Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity for Special Populations at Middlesex?

The health and fitness industry has witnessed an explosion in recent years as more and more people realise the importance of exercise. With this comes new challenges for professionals who must consider the wide range of long term medical conditions which could impact their clients or patients.

Our postgraduate degree promotes cutting edge professional practice, giving students the opportunity to undertake leading research and acquire the latest knowledge of effective practice prescription for special populations, under the supervision of highly...

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What are the course objectives?

Requirements: Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions Prospective students may require an interview, either in person or via Skype/telephone.


Where and when

Starts Location
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Health and Fitness
Physical activity
Work Placement
Clinical Sciences
chronic diseases
Motivational Interviewing
psychological models

Course programme

The MSc Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity for Special Populations is designed to give sports scientists, health and fitness practitioners the expertise and qualifications to prescribe exercise regimes to the 18 most common special populations in the UK.

The course examines the baseline prescription for a healthy population, and specific approaches to: depression, eating disorders, obesity, pregnancy, elderly, remedial exercise, cognitive dysfunction (Alzheimers/Parkinsons), injury and inflammation, CVD, arthritis, osteoporosis, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, stroke/thrombosis and cancer.

Students will also consider epidemiology and lifestyle factors of special population conditions. You will also explore applied psychological models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP).

The first three modules see you study the pathology of chronic diseases and the best practice in exercise prescription, developing an understanding of your professional practice and applying your newly acquired knowledge in a work based project. In the following two modules you will study research methods and then undertake a research project on a topic that particularly interests you.

Full time students

Full time students will complete all five modules in one year.

Part time students

Part time students will complete the first three modules in their first year before undertaking the Research Methods and Dissertation modules in the second year.
Exercise Prescription and Management in Special Populations (30 credits) Compulsory
Clinical Sciences for Special Populations (30 credits) Compulsory
Work Placement (30 credits) Compulsory
Research Methods (30 credits) Compulsory
Dissertation (60 credits) Compulsory

Additional information

£12,250 per year