NCSEM-EM launches new postgraduate programme in exercise as medicine

The NCSEM-EM has launched a new MSc in Exercise as Medicine starting this October at Loughborough University.

The aim of the course is to equip students with the knowledge and skills to effectively promote the uptake of exercise, both as a prescriptive medicine and as preventative therapy.

As the crucial role of exercise and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of diseases and medical conditions is increasingly understood, and health practitioners are encouraged to consider exercise when designing treatment plans and health interventions, so grow the opportunities for well-qualified individuals with an understanding of research in this area.

The Exercise as Medicine programme is aimed at individuals with a background in exercise science and/or physical activity wishing to enhance their scientific knowledge and skills to effectively promote the uptake of exercise both as prescriptive medicine and as preventative therapy, particularly to patients with hypertension, diabetes, pulmonary, renal, and other cardiac conditions, or those at risk of metabolic syndrome.

Modules include:

  • Exercise testing and prescription
  • Epidemiology of physical activity
  • Interventions for physical activity promotion
  • Physical activity measurement and evaluation
  • Exercise, health , medicine and society
  • Qualitative research

Find out more on the Loughborough University online prospectus.

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