University of Portsmouth: Human and Applied Physiology

InstitutionUniversity of Portsmouth View institution profile
Department Faculty of Science
Web https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate
Email admissions@port.ac.uk
Telephone 023 9284 5566
Study type Taught

Summary

**Overview**
If you're fascinated by the human body and want to grow your theoretical and practical understanding of how it works, then our MSc Human and Applied Physiology degree course is for you.

On this course, you'll study physiological responses to exercise – both in healthy and clinical populations, and in response to extreme environments too. You'll also examine the role of exercise as part of a treatment programme.

You'll graduate with a postgraduate degree in a subject-specific discipline of physiology, and with the knowledge, skills and experience you need to work as a physiologist, a specialised technician, or to pursue a career in biomedical research and medicine.

**What you'll experience**
On this course, you'll:
- Learn laboratory-based skills, as well as the ability to communicate with clients in a professional and approachable manner

- Get hands-on experience of conducting research and physiological testing in simulated environmental conditions of heat, cold, humidity and hypoxia

- Boost your knowledge and experience of how exercise can be used in the management and treatment of a variety of conditions

- Access our Sport and Exercise Physiology Laboratories, which feature physiological monitoring equipment, and our Extreme Environments Laboratory, with climatic chambers for manipulating temperature, humidity and altitude, an immersion pool, and a swimming flume

- Be supported by professional and enthusiastic staff, who are experienced in the field

**Careers and opportunities**
What jobs can you do with a Human and Applied Physiology degree?
The skills you'll develop on this course will help you pursue a career as a:
- Health and wellbeing physiologist

- Health advisor

- Clinical exercise physiologist

- Exercise referral coordinator

- Personal trainer

- PhD researcher leading to employment as a professional scientist

You can also choose to pursue professional qualifications in exercise for clinical populations, such as cardiac rehabilitation or pulmonary rehabilitation. Your experience of physiological responses in normal conditions as well as extreme environments will place you in a strong position for a career in the Science and Technology branch of the Ministry of Defence, or in the English Institute of Sport and UK Sport.

We'll provide you with as much support as possible in finding employment through close industrial contacts, careers events, recruitment fairs and individual advice.

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We are the University of Portsmouth: progressive and proud of our city’s heritage. We stand out as a new kind of university, a breath of fresh air in the academic world.

Portsmouth is a place for people who want to make a difference. We’re intent on discovery and our excellent research makes an impact, not just in the UK, but on the world. With over 200 postgraduate degrees to choose from, The University is a place where you’ll be encouraged to find your niche, and be supported to go beyond what you thought possible ...

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