Exercise Physiology, Newcastle University

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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About Exercise Physiology at Newcastle University

The Exercise Physiology MSc is an interactive and engaging course that gives you the skills to become a reflective, responsible and independent exercise physiologist.

Recognition of professional qualifications outside of the UK

From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK.

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About this course

The Exercise Physiology MSc offers a structured framework to study theory and conduct research relating to applied exercise physiology. Our interactive and engaging modules are designed with industry professionals to enable you to become reflective, responsible and independent exercise physiologists. You'll be exposed to key industry partners, enabling them to forge professional links to advance your future career. 

The first intake for this course will be in September 2021.

What you'll learn

You will develop core knowledge in human physiology, exercise immunology, anatomy, pathophysiology of a variety of diseases, and exercise in extreme environments. You will also undertake study in the following exciting areas:

  • taking medical histories and performing physical examinations on high-level athletes as well as patients with poor physical function
  • interpreting exercise data from patients and athletes
  • understanding principles of exercise programme design for a variety of populations
  • understanding strengths and limitations of a wide range of exercise tests
  • practical skills associated with collecting and interpreting physiological data from patients and athletes


Your teaching is delivered initially through lectures where theories, concepts and evidence are introduced. Following this, intellectual skills are developed and promoted further through group learning activities such as seminars, tutorials and practical classes. Practical and project work is designed to help you. develop key applied skills that are essential for exercise physiologists working with athletes and patients  


We have invested £32m in to state-of-the-art teaching facilities for Sport and Exercise. This includes:

  • exercise physiology lab
  • biomechanics lab
  • gait track
  • high performance lab
  • nutrition kitchen
  • blood preparation & analysis lab
  • an environmental chamber that enables the simulation of altitude, temperature and humidity

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Entry requirements

At least a 2:1  honours degree, or international equivalent, in a relevant subject such as:

  • sport and exercise science
  • physiology

Applicants with lower or non-standard qualifications and relevant industrial experience will be considered on an individual basis.

English Language Requirements

Direct Entry: IELTS 6.5 overall (with a minumum of 6.0 in all sub-skills).

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

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