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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 in 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.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

An exercise physiologist is a professional who is involved in using exercise as a means of improving health and fitness among the general population as well as in applying exercise as a therapeutic intervention in the management of chronic diseases and in rehabilitation.

1. If you like to exercise.

2. If you enjoy caring for others.

3. If you like working in the healthcare setting or in the sports arena.

Then this course is for you.

Entry requirements

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

Duration

1 year, full-time.

Careers or further progression

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 sector

Further enquiries

CONTACT
Dr Ananya Gupta
T: +353 91 492 358
E: ananya.gupta@nuigalway.ie

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

Closing Date: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible.

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