M.Sc. On Campus

Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation

12 months
17440 EUR/year
8680 EUR/year
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The Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation programme of the University of Galway will provide knowledge and skill sets required for exercise prescription in a clinical setting.


The Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation programme of the University of Galway is designed to provide qualified physiotherapists advanced knowledge and training in the development and application of exercise interventions in the rehabilitation of various chronic diseases.

Students will develop an advanced knowledge of exercise physiology including in-depth understanding of physiological processes that occur during exercise. Students will understand how these changes are beneficial to improving health and fitness. Students will have a clear understanding of the methods of evaluation that can be used to assess these changes, to evaluate the fitness level and to plan and prescribe an exercise program that will be beneficial to the individual as a therapeutic intervention in certain chronic disease settings.


Course syllabus is aligned to CORU recommendations in Ireland and American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Clinical Exercise Physiologist Qualification. Upon completion students will be able to obtain CPD points. Students will also be eligible for Clinical Exercise Physiologist certification from ACSM. International students with an appropriate undergraduate degree in Physiotherapy will be able to apply for registration in Ireland.  

Upon completion of the course students will receive appropriate professional qualification and recognition.

This programme, due to its online mode of study, will appeal to busy professionals wishing to upskill.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • nerve-muscle physiology
  • cardiorespiratory physiology
  • integrated physiological responses to exercise and methods of evaluation
  • metabolism and nutrition in exercise and rehabilitation
  • methods of physiological assessment during exercise in clinical populations
  • scientific principles of exercise prescription

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Level 8 (or equivalent) Bachelor’s degree in Physiotherapy, Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy, with a minimum score of 2.2 (or equivalent). International students will need to obtain an IELTS score of 6.5.

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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