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Please note, international applications are now closed for September 2022.

The applied sport and exercise physiology course will provide you with the underpinning theoretical knowledge and the key practical skills required to work as an applied sport and exercise physiologist.

Sports and exercise physiologists often work within multidisciplinary teams, helping monitor and develop performance for individual and team-sport athletes.  

What makes this course different

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Applied focus

Helping you develop the key practical skills required to work as an applied exercise physiologist

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Careers driven

Opportunities to gain work experience, where you can put your knowledge and skills into practice

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Research led

Opportunities to design, conduct, present and publish your research


With this course, we aim to produce postgraduate students with a sound knowledge of both the theoretical and practical aspects of applied sport and exercise physiology. We will also equip you with the necessary skills to undertake individual and collaborative research. 

All students take two specialist subject modules, giving you the underpinning theoretical knowledge and the key practical skills required to work as an applied sport and exercise physiologist. Throughout your studies you will gain sound scientific knowledge and develop your practical skills and experience. You will also learn to evaluate field and laboratory data, including statistical analysis.

In keeping with our careers-led focus, all students will complete a work-based learning module. This module offers you the opportunity to develop transferable and lifelong learning skills that directly translate to your area of expertise. Working in conjunction with the employer and with an allocated supervisor, work-based learners will plan, negotiate and manage their own study including formalising and agreeing the topic of a student-led applied work-based report.

In preparation for your final research project, you will undertake a research skills module. In this module you will be equipped with the necessary skills to evaluate current literature, develop a research question and well-suited methodology. You will learn appropriate statistical analysis methods and develop a research proposal appropriate for the final dissertation module.

The individual research project is the capstone of your master's course. This module will give you the opportunity to undertake an extensive investigation of a topic within applied sport and exercise physiology. This will give you the opportunity to show your knowledge and expertise, demonstrating many of the skills future employers require. 



  • Core Modules

    Sport and Exercise Work-Based Learning (Mental Wealth)

    The work placement module will enable you to undertake a work placement in a relevant employment environment to develop your employability and technical skills within the sports industry. Due to our industry links and array of partnerships, our dedicated placements team will be on hand to help support and find a placement relevant to your career ambitions.


    Applying Research Skills

    This module provides you with the tools and techniques required to complete your final research project. You will be taught relevant research methodologies and statistical analyses that will help you understand what is required to complete a masters level dissertation.


    Sport Research Project

    The final research project gives you the opportunity to pursue a particular topic that is of interest to you. You will be assigned an academic advisor that will help support you along the process, and you will complete a comprehensive investigation surrounding a topic within the Sports Analytics field. This will give you the opportunity to show the knowledge and expertise that have been gained throughout the course.


We are investing in key areas beyond your studies including our career services, library and well-being, to be available both face-to-face on campus and online with many of these available 24/7. We have new, modern library facilities on both campuses offering inspirational environments for study and research. Libraries contain resources in print and digital formats, a range of study spaces and dedicated librarian who can assist with your learning. Students are supported with any academic or subject related queries by an Academic Advisor, module leaders, former and current UEL students.

If you need a bit of extra help with certain skills such as academic writing, English, maths or statistics, our Academic Tutors offer workshops, drop-in sessions and one-to-one appointments to help our students achieve their potential. You can receive advice and guidance on all aspects of the IT systems provided by the university from our IT Service Desks located on all three campuses.

Our Student Support hubs in Docklands and Stratford feature centralised helpdesks to cater for your every need. UEL provides also support and advice for disabled students and those with specific learning difficulties (SPDs).

Your overall workload consists of class and online tutor led sessions, individual learning, practical activities. The size of classes can vary depending on the nature of the course, module and activity. This can range from large groups in a lecture theatre setting, to smaller groups taking part in seminars and collaborative work. You will receive your personalised timetable at the beginning of the academic year dependent on your course.


Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group works, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides.

Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.


Docklands Campus

Docklands Campus, Docklands Campus, London, E16 2RD


The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

Dr Andy Galbraith

Dr Galbraith teaches on MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology. His main research interests are in endurance performance and critical speed.

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Dr Stewart Bruce-Low

Dr Bruce-Low teaches across all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate in the Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences subject area.

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Dr Gary Doyle

Dr Doyle is a Lecturer and Researcher in Sports Biomechanics and Strength and Conditioning.

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Alireza Monajati

Alireza is a Lecturer in Strength, Conditioning and Human Performance

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What we're researching

The Applied Sport Sciences Research Group (ASSRG) investigates topics within sport and exercise physiology, biomechanics and psychology, along with strength and conditioning.

Current physiological based research includes investigating the physiology of endurance performance and investigating methods to optimise recovery, including cryotherapy and compression garments.

Aside from physiology, group members investigate strength and conditioning within combat sports; stereotype threat and its impact on performance; the psychological benefits of green exercise; healthy aging; injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Group members are active in consultancy within professional sport, having worked with Commonwealth, Olympic and World Championship medallists.


The mix of advanced theoretical knowledge and practical experience will equip students with the required subject specific skills to follow a successful career within the field of applied exercise physiology.

Graduate employers of exercise physiologists within elite sport, such as the English Institute of Sport, require applicants to have an advanced theoretical knowledge of the subject, along with experience working with athletes collecting, analysing and interpreting the results of physiological tests. The two subject specific modules on this course will provide graduates with valuable experience in both of those areas. 

In addition to the subject specific skills, the incorporation of the mental wealth curriculum, provides graduates with soft skills, such as critical thinking, creativity, emotional intelligence and resilience, alongside practical skills, such as digital proficiency. In this age of artificial intelligence, we recognise that it is the uniquely human skills that will set future graduates apart in the job market. This is why the development of these skills is at the heart of this degree, equipping graduates from this programme with the skills to thrive in the businesses of tomorrow.

We have connections with a range of professional/semi-professional sports teams and we support students to gain placements through these contacts, as well as being able to provide support to teams through East London Sport.

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.