12 months
15945 GBP/year
6720 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This unique practical and applied Clinical Exercise Science at the Edinburgh Napier University will develop specialised knowledge of clinical exercise science.

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This Clinical Exercise Science  programme at the Edinburgh Napier University  offers a well-balanced blend between practice and theory. The course is multi-disciplinary in nature covering aspects of exercise physiology, exercise and health psychology, biomechanical principles as well as clinical skills.

People often ask us, what does a Clinical Exercise Scientist do? A Clinical Exercise Scientist/Specialist/Physiologist supports people who:

  • are recovering from injury, or perhaps have a prior injury they do not want to exacerbate but would like to become fitter and healthier.
  • have a chronic health condition (such as cancer, diabetes, stroke low mood, depression and anxiety, hypertension, high cholesterol, asthma, obesity, osteoporosis, etc) for which exercise would be beneficial.
  • have goals around losing or maintaining a healthy weight
  • are looking for a tailored and prescribed exercise programme to meet health and wellness needs.


  • Career opportunities include: Working for private health providers, GP exercise referral; programmes; Injury rehabilitation services; NHS and private hospitals; Exercise rehabilitation clinics; Fitness industry; Sports rehabilitation; Private practice; Research.
  • Our graduates have gone on to pathways within the NHS, and a range of health and well-being careers in physiology, health & fitness (e.g. Edinburgh Leisure, Nuffield Health), and in behaviour change in public health and community roles, and PhD study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exercise, wellbeing and psychological Health
  • Cardiometabolic conditions and exercise
  • Research methods in sport and exercise science
  • Clinical Exercise Placement
  • Physical Activity and Cancer Survivorship
  • Physical Activity for Neurological Conditions

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • You can apply all year round


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor (Honours) degree at 2:2 or above. We look for candidates who have a background in Physical Activity & Health, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Coaching, Psychology, Nursing, Physiotherapy or other Allied Health Professionals (AHPs) qualifications.

  • We may also consider other qualifications/experience which demonstrate through our recognition of prior learning process that you have appropriate knowledge and skills at SCQF level 10.
  • We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15945 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15945 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    6720 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6720 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Part time:

  • Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £1,020/module
  • Overseas and EU: £2,390/module

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 GBP /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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