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MSc Clinical Exercise Prescription

MSc Clinical Exercise Prescription is a course run by Portobello Institute, Dublin. It is a Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online course with a duration of 3 Academic Semesters. MSc Clinical Exercise Prescription gives a Course Qualification of Masters Degree. For more information about MSc Clinical Exercise Prescription at Portobello Institute, please review the details below.

Course Details

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this MSc degree in Clinical Exercise Prescription. This MSc will provide you with an in-depth and relevant focus on applied and academic clinical exercise prescription for working in allied healthcare.


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

As a Clinical Exercise Prescription student, you will study the foundational physiology of exercise for health promotion and disease management. You will study a broad range of pathophysiology and develop in-depth knowledge of the biomedical implications of exercise. You will develop the knowledge and skills required to design and deliver safe, evidence-based exercise interventions for specific patient populations. You will learn about the public health challenges that we face globally and the role that exercise can play in preventative management.

You will complete the modules listed below:

  • 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

You can decide to complete a Post-Graduate Certificate (3 modules), Post-Graduate Diploma (6 modules) or complete the full programme to achieve a Masters award at level 9.


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Training ProviderPortobello Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding Body DetailsMSc Clinical Exercise Prescription awarded by AECC
Course Duration3 Academic Semesters
Course TimeThere are two intakes per year - Spring and Autum
Course Fee8995
Entry RequirementsStudents will be required to have a minimum of a 2:1 (or equivalent) in a related subject discipline. Candidates with a lower degree award (e.g. 2:2) will be considered on a case by case application with an interview. A detailed statement to support your application to the course. You should also submit an up-to-date CV and copies of awards/professional qualifications. All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of the English Language.
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