Exercise for Health

 
Degree: Master
University: Kingston University , Faculty: Faculty of Science
City: London , Country: United Kingdom
Discipline: Life Sciences, Medicine & Health
 
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Increases in chronic diseases and obesity are placing an enormous strain on resources. This masters programme is designed to address this issue - not just to `patch up´ the problem, but to help change social perceptions and action policy in addition to addressing the underlying theme of prevention.

    This new course is suitable for any professional with an interest in exercise. It incorporates social marketing and policy issues in a multidisciplinary and holistic fashion, with a strong emphasis on exercise physiology and psychology.

    Option modules allow you to focus on an area of interest or your specialist area of practice. You can also take individual modules as free-standing short courses without committing to the MSc. Teaching takes place though a mixture of lectures, workshops, tutorials and laboratory practicals.

    The Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences is a unique partnership between Kingston University and St George´s, University of London. This means that you benefit from the expertise and facilities of two complementary institutions

    * Kingston University has a long-established reputation for vocationally-relevant education; and
    * St George´s, University of London combines teaching and research excellence in healthcare sciences.

    This course is taught in collaboration with Kingston University´s Faculty of Science, which means that you also benefit from the input of our sports science experts. Many teaching staff are research active, which keeps your learning cutting-edge, and others are expert practitioners. This combination of academics and practitioners provides a uniquely dynamic environment.

    As well as developing your understanding of your specialist area, this course will make sure you:

    * keep up to date with recent developments, legal requirements and ethically-sound practice;
    * reflect critically on your practice;
    * develop your judgement and decision-making skills;
    * improve your networking skills; and
    * gain skills in managing others.

    You also have the chance to meet other professionals in the same situation as yourself.

 
 
 

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