Physical Activity and Health - MSc/PgD/PgC
The MSc Physical Activity and Health offers an excellent opportunity for individuals from a variety of backgrounds, including sport and exercise graduates, those working in the health and leisure industry and other health practitioners, to develop their understanding of the link between physical activity and health. With its multi disciplinary perspective it is one of the few programmes in the UK to focus particularly on the association between health and activity.
Through the programme, students are able to develop a greater appreciation for the complex and dynamic issues of health and physical activity which may be applied to their chosen career path. This programme may also be used as a stepping stone for students to further their specific research interests generated from their undergraduate studies. Previous students have gone on to various careers including 5x60 officers, work in leisure providers or continue their studies to PhD.
• Research Methods for Sports Studies
• Physical Activity in Health and Disease
• Paediatric Exercise Science and Health
• Health and Exercise Psychology
• Dissertation Project.
Two option modules chosen from:
• Nutrition and Health
• Independent Study
• Exercise Testing and Interpretation
• Organisational Strategy
There are three exit points from the degree; Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PgC) after successful completion of three modules; Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education (PgD) awarded completion of three core and three option modules; the MSc is awarded on successful completion of all taught elements as well as submission of a 15,000 word dissertation project.
Employability & Careers
This course is of particular relevance to experienced professionals such as occupational therapists, health promotion workers, physiotherapists, and others involved in the health and leisure industry and recent graduates, who wish to develop their skills in the provision of physical activity programmes in a health context. In addition, some graduates of the programme have progressed to studying for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) in a related subject, become lecturers in further and higher education while others are working abroad. Opportunities for professional development in the light of the new occupational standards implemented in many professions are encouraged.
An honours degree (normally 2.1 or above) in an appropriate discipline or a relevant professional qualification.
Applicants without such formal qualifications may be considered if they are able to demonstrate an appropriate level of relevant professional experience.
School: Cardiff School of Sport
1-2 years full-time or 2-5 years part-time.
Modules are assessed through a mix of coursework assignments and laboratory reports and oral presentations.
Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae and an interview.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international.
Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships.