M.Sc. Blended

Exercise Physiology and its Application in Therapy

12 months
17440 EUR/year
8680 EUR/year
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In this Exercise Physiology and its Application in Therapy course at University of Galway, students will develop an advanced knowledge of exercise physiology including a full understanding of physiological processes and changes that occur during different types of exercise. Students will understand how these changes are beneficial to general health and fitness.


Students at this Exercise Physiology and its Application in Therapy course at University of Galway will have a clear understanding of exercise testing and prescription in health and in certain chronic disease settings. Topics featured in the lecture series include nerve-muscle physiology, cardiorespiratory physiology, kinesiology, integrated physiological responses to exercise and methods of evaluation, metabolism and nutrition in exercise, scientific principles of exercise prescription, methods of physiological assessment during exercise in healthy and clinical populations. Students will gain hands on experience in conducting exercise tests and physiological assessment of fitness. Semester 1–2 will be taught through lectures. Blended learning: All modules (1–6) will also be available online via podcasts and will be delivered via the medium of blackboard collaborate ultra virtual classrooms. (This will ensure that international students need to travel to NUI Galway only for four months Mid May-August. They can then be accommodated in the empty student houses in the Corrib Village at a reduced cost.) Online students will engage with pre-recorded lectures on blackboard weekly. To support engagement, discussion and interraction, these lectures will be followed by a online meeting with the course director via ultracollaborate. 


With the increasing number of people living with chronic illnesses the demand for exercise physiologists capable of giving personal exercise advice that can improve the living standards of an individual is growing.  Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to work in areas such as:

  • Health clubs and related organizations
  • Public sports and recreation facilities
  • Local public health authorities
  • Schools, further education, and higher education institutions

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Integrated Physiological Responses to Exercise
  • Metabolism and Nutrition in Exercise, Endocrinology and Toxicology
  • Research Project and Dissertation
  • Laboratory Methods in Exercise Physiology
  • Physiologic Evaluation of Exercise and Fitness
  • Exercise in Population Health and Exercise as Therapy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Students must have completed BSc (NFQ Level 8) in Physiology, Biomedical Science, Un-denominated Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Exercise Science, Nursing and Health Science, Physiotherapy, Podiatry or any other relevant biology or medical science area with at least a 2nd class. (Students who have received a BSc Honors qualification or equivalent will be given preference in the shortlisting process.) Adult learners seeking additional qualifications are also welcome. Work experience in the relevant area will be an advantage. 
  • For applicants where English is a second language, we will adhere to NUIG guidelines of requiring IELTS scores of 6.5, TOEFL scores of 88 and/or Pearson PTE scores of 61 with no less than 6.5 in any component.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17440 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17440 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8680 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8680 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Galway

800 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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