Applied exercise for health

Rehabilitation student

Applied exercise for health

Awarded by St George’s, University of London

This postgraduate area of expertise within Kingston and St George’s rehabilitation sciences provision explores the increasingly important role exercise and physical activity plays within the public health arena to prevent against obesity, sedentary lifestyles, and diabetes. Our course can be tailored to your individual work environment, and seeks to facilitate an interprofessional understanding of rehabilitation sciences among healthcare professionals. It can also be studied on a module-by-module basis and is supported by the outstanding, world leading research that is being undertaken by our academics.


Post-registration course for continuing personal and professional development

Can be completed on a module-by-module basis within a five year period

Eligible for international students

Why choose us?

  • As issues such as obesity, sedentary lifestyles and diabetes continue to grow in importance, this area of study offers the opportunity to explore physical activity and its connection with the field of public health
  • You will benefit from the focus on shared learning with other postgraduate rehabilitation students with whom you will share the core modules
  • Our knowledge transfer partnership with Places for People Leisure, an organisation providing sports and leisure activities in south west London, enhances the learning and employability outcomes for our students.
  • The strong emphasis on exercise physiology, the role of exercise at all ages, and psychology for exercise builds your knowledge of issues critical to behaviour change

Employment prospects
  • Most students who study applied exercise for health with Kingston and St George’s are already employed within a relevant setting. Many students who complete a course with us receive a promotion shortly after study, due to the improvement to practice they bring to their workplace.
Learning tools/facilities
  • Advanced physiological testing and training facilities.

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Applied exercise for health research

Physiotherapy student applying pressure to patients wrist

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