Exercise Physiology & Its Application in Therapy

Your Course
This course will enable students to have a full and comprehensive understanding of the integrated physiologic responses to exercise, evaluation of fitness, and exercise prescription according to individual needs. Upon completion, students will be able to work in the emerging area of exercise physiology and exercise prescription for health and as therapy. The course on exercise physiology is focused on hands-on training, case-based studies and actual workplace experiences, which will prepare students for their future careers. With the knowledge and skills acquired, the students can then work as exercise specialists and provide exercise advise to clients, contributing to their health and well-being. The course is fully accredited by the Register of Exercise Professionals, Ireland, and students can also obtain a professional certificate from the American College of Sports Medicine.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
NFQ Level 8 (bachelor's degree) in Physiology, Biomedical Science, Undenominated Science, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Exercise Science, Nursing and Health Science, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, or any other related degree in biology.

Application dates

NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis.


1EPT1: 1 year, full-time; 1EPT2: 2 years, part-time (limited places).

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Career Opportunities
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 organisations;
• Public sports and recreation facilities;
• Local public health authorities;
• Schools, further education and higher education institutions;
• Other related health sectors.

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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