Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Postgraduate taught



Exercise Physiology

School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Year of entry: 2015

1 year full-time

Programme information

The programme provides you with the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the physiological, nutritional and metabolic demands of exercise and training, and their implications for participation in sport and for the maintenance of good health.

It is designed for graduates possessing a good degree in sports science or other relevant biological science, and offers study at a high level in the defined areas, with emphasis on the research literature and hands-on experience of traditional and novel laboratory techniques. It is an excellent basis for research or for a career in teaching in further or higher education.

Programme Contact: Dr Nicolette Bishop


Examination, coursework and a research paper.

Entry Qualification

A good (normally 65% or above) upper second class honours degree in sports science or other relevant biological science that contains a substantial element of exercise physiology such as applied human physiology or physiotherapy.

Careers and Further Study

Typical destinations include: exercise physiology teaching in higher education, sport science support with the English Institute of Sport, professional football and rugby clubs, research, and PhD study.

Programme modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

Semester 2


  • Research Project

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