University of Exeter
It is well known that the first two decades of life represent an important window of opportunity to not only improve the health and well-being of young people but also their health status into adult life. The role that physical activity and fitness can play in improving markers of health and well-being in young people is an important area of study, especially given concerns of declining fitness and increasing obesity in today’s children and adolescents. Based on the internationally-recognised research conducted at the Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre (CHERC), our Masters programme in Paediatric Exercise and Health offers a thorough grounding in the unique physiological responses of children and adolescents during exercise and how these responses are influenced by age, sex, and biological maturation. It provides an in-depth evaluation of the relationships between physical activity, fitness and health in young people. You will gain experience of both theoretical and hands-on methods used to evaluate physical activity and fitness, plus advanced training in research methods and analytical procedures.
The programme is delivered within a friendly and supportive learning environment, drawing upon innovative multi-method and multi-disciplinary research and teaching by our leading academics. You will have opportunities for involvement with ongoing research projects and to develop key transferable skills beneficial for further doctoral study.
Intercalated programmes are only available to selected students following a medical degree at the University of Exeter Medical School or another medical, veterinary or dental degree-granting institution and who are taking an intercalating year during their programme of study (see University Regulations Governing Honours Degrees, Regulation 1.2, Section 5).
Admission to the programme is by agreement between the University of Exeter Medical School or other institution, the Head of the relevant academic department and the University of Exeter.
• All applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis but normally students should be achieving at least a 2:1 and be ranked in the top 50% of their academic cohort.
• The final decision on admissions rests with the course convenor.
• Students may be interviewed in the course of the application process.
• All offers made will be conditional on the student passing the academic year in which they apply.
5pm, 1st March