Portobello InstituteMSc Clinical Exercise Prescription

MSc Clinical Exercise Prescription

€ 8995
3 Semesters
Start date: Continuous Intake

Course description

Declining quality of life and physical function are afflictions endured by those living with chronic health conditions across the globe. Clinical Exercise Prescription can ease the pain patients deal with.

Safe and effective clinical exercise prescription has proven to have a great impact on those living with chronic health conditions. Treating those individuals is a continuous responsibility for clinical exercise prescription graduates. Physical activity can be used to prevent, treat and manage a range of chronic health conditions after consideration of the target individual’s health status, baseline fitness, goals and preferences.

Clinical Exercise Prescription allows us to understand the exercise capacity of the individual and where the benefit lies for each specific case in terms of frequency, intensity, type and time will create the most effective treatment. This clinical exercise prescription course will enable practitioners from allied health professions to prescribe exercise for the purposes of disease prevention and disease management in a safe and scientific manner. Students will engage in an evidence-based, clinically focused online learning experience that is globally relevant to reflect the increasing public health demand for clinical exercise prescription.

The aim of this course is to provide additional upskilling to individuals who are interested in progressing their careers in public health and preventative health domains through clinical exercise prescription.

Graduates from rehabilitation, nursing, dietetics and nutrition, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sports science and physiology backgrounds should apply. Graduates from other degree courses will be assessed on an individual basis. Those with clinical experience will be prioritised.

Why should I study this course?
Upon graduation from this course, students will have developed their self-awareness and practical/transferable skills to enhance their employment opportunities. In addition, the teaching team will endeavour to assist students searching for suitable employment in the sector nationally and internationally. There will also be the opportunity for some graduates who want to do a PhD to do so in several specialist universities, both in Ireland and overseas.

Who will recognise my qualification?
Upon completing this level 9 degree, you will hold a MSc in Clinical Exercise Prescription.


Applied Clinical Exercise Physiology
Clinical Exercise Prescription for Cardiorespiratory Populations
Clinical Exercise Prescription Across the Life-Span (Paediatrics, Geriatrics and Pregnancy)
Clinical Exercise Prescription for Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
Clinical Exercise Prescription for Special Populations (Oncology, Endocrinology, Neurology)
Psychosocial Factors in Clinical Exercise Prescription
Research Methods in Clinical Exercise
Dissertation in Clinical Exercise Prescription

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