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MSc in Clinical Exercise Prescription

MSc in 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. For more information about MSc in Clinical Exercise Prescription at Portobello Institute, please review the details below.

Course Details

This MSc will provide you with an in-depth and relevant focus on applied and academic clinical exercise prescription for working in allied healthcare. The blended learning option enables students to work full-time and study this MSc in Clinical Exercise Prescription.


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.

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Training ProviderPortobello Institute
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 1
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Awarding Body DetailsMSc Clinical Exercise Prescription
Course Duration3 Academic Semesters
Course TimeAutumn Intake
Course Fee8995
Entry RequirementsStudents will be required to have a minimum of a 2:2 (or equivalent) in a related subject discipline. Candidates with a lower degree award 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.
Carear PathCareer prospects Currently there are limited comprehensive continuous professional development course options for allied health professionals that focus on the specific clinical considerations for exercise and physical activity prescription in special populations. The aim of this clinical exercise prescription course is to provide additional upskilling to healthcare professionals who have an interest in career progression in public health and preventative health domains (e.g. diabetic nurse, cardiac physiotherapist etc.). Notably, to apply for more senior positions in the Health Service Executive in Ireland MSc level qualification is a requirement for most allied health professions. Additionally, despite the purported benefits of exercise prescription there is a lack of evidence-based guidelines to support practitioners in the application of exercise as a therapeutic modality. It is hoped that this course will promote practitioner engagement in clinical exercise research. Furthermore, we hope that this pathway will provide a comprehensive transfer option for exercise scientists and physiologists who wish to work in health care settings with clinical populations. By the end of the course, students will have developed their self-awareness and practical/transferable skills that will enhance their employability. Engagement with the alumni network and events that enable them to meet with employers and applied practitioners will support their ability to progress their careers. There will also be the opportunity for some of these graduates wanting to do a PhD to do so in several specialist universities, both in Ireland and overseas. Careers and advice sessions are offered by Portobello Institute academic staff with extremely good industry links, supported by careers workshops and planning sessions from established industry working partners.
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43 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, Dublin City North, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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