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

Teaching is delivered through a variety of methods; lectures, tutorials, student led seminars, group work, practical laboratory sessions, tutor led study and self-directed study.

You will learn in an inter-professional setting; working alongside clinical staff, researchers and students familiar with the health and wellbeing environment.

Student support is a central feature of the programme and is provided in multiple ways:

  • virtual learning environment, containing supplementary materials.
  • academic and pastoral support from an academic supervisor and personal tutor.
  • regular structured feedback from your module leader and academic supervisor.
  • peer assisted learning.
  • specific workshops of skill development such as giving presentations.
  • support in managing transition into postgraduate education and back into practice.
  • access to a range of student welfare support services.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion, MSc Applied Exercise for Health students will be able to:

  • have a comprehensive and critical understanding of the principles and practice of a variety of topics in Applied Exercise for Health, with particular emphasis on physiology, psychology, and socio-economic implications.
  • analyse and contextualise varied practical situations and creatively adapt and apply the key principles of Applied Exercise for Health.
  • work flexibly, with understanding of others' roles in the multi-professional field of Applied Exercise for Health.
  • choose the appropriate research methodological approach to and apply the principles of qualitative or quantitative research in the field of Applied Exercise for Health.
  • exhibit competence in analytical and evaluative skills.
  • critically analyse Government policy and its implications in Applied Exercise for Health.
  • understand the ethical implications of social science research in the field of Applied Exercise for Health.
  • demonstrate the necessary research methods, statistical, analytical and computing knowledge to analyse and present their own data independently.

Assessment methods

Progress throughout the course is assessed through a range of methods including:

  • Oral and poster presentations
  • Essays
  • Reports and critiques
  • Journal articles
  • Case studies
  • Dissertation
  • Debates
  • Written examinations

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