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Safe and effective activity and fitness programmes can make a difference to patients with long-term health conditions. Our PgCert Clinical Exercise degree course at University of Portsmouth will teach you the skills required to create these programmes, and prepare you for a career as a Clinical Exercise Specialist.at will enable you to apply theory to practice. 
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Overview

On this Clinical Exercise course at University of Portsmouth, you'll learn to help people to manage their long term health conditions through personalised exercise training. You'll apply your knowledge to help people with long-term conditions, like cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancer.

With professional qualifications, skills and experience, you'll be set for a career providing fitness and exercise training in clinical settings.

What you will experience?

On this course, you'll:

  • Work in clinical settings and our specialist sport and exercise science laboratories
  • Develop your field skills, and learn how to devise personalised exercise training for people with different medical conditions
  • Learn to communicate with clients in a professional and approachable way
  • Work with clinicians, providing exercise in the management of long-term conditions
  • Gain qualifications endorsed by the Register of Exercise Professionals in Clinical Exercise, including: exercise referral, cardiac disease, chronic respiratory diseases, stroke, cancer, falls prevention.

These qualifications are essential if you want a career in clinical exercise.

Career

When you graduate, you'll have the skills needed for a successful career in:

  • cardiac rehabilitation
  • pulmonary rehabilitation
  • exercise after cancer
  • exercise after stroke
  • exercise for falls prevention

You can also pursue a career as an exercise physiologist in multi-disciplinary teams, exercise entrepreneur or exercise service manager.

Accreditation

This course provides entry to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) endorsed by PD:Approval.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Exercise for Cardiac Rehabilitation 
  • Exercise for Chronic Respiratory Diseases 
  • Exercise for Cancer Care
  • Exercise and Fitness after Stroke
  • Exercise for Falls Prevention
  • Paediatric Exercise Science and Medicine 

Detailed Programme Facts

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    Make your application as soon as possible.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.
  • Applicants are subject to interview.
  • All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.
  • In addition, you're required to have completed, or be in the process of acquiring, an industry-approved exercise referral qualification, such as the University of Portsmouth's Exercise Referral Course, which can be provided prior to commencing the course. Professional experience and other qualifications may be taken into consideration if you do not meet this requirement.
  • English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 7.0 with no component score below 6.5.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2570 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2570 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Portsmouth

  • 710 - 1100 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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