At St George's we offer a broad range of learning environments which includes traditional lecture-tutorial, interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery. The modules which make up a course of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling you to demonstrate your capabilities in a range of ways.

Applied exercise for health

Teaching and learning methods

The course uses lectures, workshops, tutorials, seminars and laboratory sessions.

The team is led by a sport scientist with a long history of working in this area. The teaching team incorporates health professionals, as well as exercise professionals with a proven track record in research and practice.

On completion of the MSc, you will:

  • have a comprehensive and critical understanding of the principles and practice of a variety of topics in Exercise for Health, with particular emphasis on physiology, psychology, and socio-economic implications
  • be able to analyse and contextualise varied practical situations and creatively adapt and apply the key principles of Exercise for Health
  • be able to work flexibly, with understanding of others' roles in the multiprofessional field of Exercise for Health
  • have a thorough and critical understanding of the principles and practice of a variety of topics in Exercise for Health, with particular emphasis on physiology, psychology, and socio-economic implications
  • be able to demonstrate the capacity to develop new approaches towards implementing Exercise for Health
  • critically discuss a range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and demonstrate understanding of the selection of appropriate methodology for different types of research question
  • be able to exhibit competence in analytical and evaluative skills
  • critically analyse government policy and its implications in Exercise for Health
  • be able to choose the appropriate research methodological approach to and apply the principles of qualitative or quantitative research in the field of Exercise for Health
  • understand the ethical implications of social science research in the field of Exercise for Health.
  • have acquired the necessary research methods, statistical, analytical and computing knowledge to analyse and present their own data independently
  • have developed the ability to present their own research in a clear and concise fashion in writing and in scientific poster and oral presentations

Assessment methods

Progress is judged using a mixture of assessment methods, including:

  • oral and poster presentations
  • essays
  • reports and critiques
  • journal articles
  • case studies
  • dissertation
  • debates

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