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:
• Exercise and Diet
• Independent Study
• Exercise Testing and Interpretation
• Strategic Management and Change
In order to qualify for the MSc, students are required to successfully complete a 15,000 word dissertation project.
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. The programme offers opportunities for professional development in the light of the new occupational standards implemented in many professions.
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
One year full-time; Two-three years part-time (day/evening); Three years part-time (evenings).
Assessment for this course varies depending on the modules taken.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply
Students are normally selected on the basis of their formal application, curriculum vitae and an interview.