MSc Sport, Health and Exercise Science

MSc Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Would you like to further your career in sport, health and exercise science? Would you like to offer sports science support to professional teams? Or does working in the field of physical activity and exercise in your community drive your ambition? The MSc Sport, Health and Exercise Science course represents the academic and research interests of exercise and health scientists at the University.

During your studies, you will conduct supervised and independent research work at our Sports Park and at our state-of-the-art environmental, exercise physiology and body composition laboratories on Glyntaff campus. The University of South Wales is 15th overall in the UK for world leading research in sports and exercise science – there is a strong research culture and our students are encouraged to engage with this from the beginning of their studies.

What you will study

  • Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Nutrition for Health and Performance
  • Movement Analysis
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Sport Psychology
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • The High Performance Environment
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project
  • Professional Work Based development*
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Our facilities are regularly used by international professional teams, such as the the touring New Zealand, South African and Australian rugby squads. The 3.7m USW Sport Park has been designed to train and develop our students to their highest potential. The Park is home to dedicated strength and conditioning facilities and state-of-the-art teaching rooms. The sports hall includes a national-standard six badminton court with sprung floor. This complements our excellent outdoor facilities of 11...

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Work and Study Placements

A higher level degree such as an MSc, MPhil or PhD is becoming increasingly essential if you want to pursue a professional and/or academic career in sport and exercise science or physical activity/nutrition related to public health or the fitness industry. During your course, youll have the opportunity to complete a professional work placement module, using the experience to further develop your vocational skills in a specific sport or exercise area. We will work with you to secure the most relevant...

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This course is taught at: Glyntaff Campus, Pontypridd


  • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
    • Part Time 2 - 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2017
      • Full Time 1 Years Start Date: Sep 2018
        • Part Time 2 - 3 Years Start Date: Sep 2018