Therapeutic Exercise and Physical Activity

Therapeutic Exercise and Physical Activity

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This module addresses two important challenges currently facing healthcare. Firstly, it addresses the need for healthcare professionals to facilitate lifestyle changes specifically around physical activity. Secondly, it improves our ability to use specific effective exercise to address therapeutic goals in a wide range of areas, for example, musculoskeletal practice and neurological rehabilitation. By using specific, effective exercise, service users can be helped to self-manage long-term conditions and rehabilitation can become more effective.


Who the course is aimed at


This module is aimed at physiotherapists and exercise professionals who work with or wish to work with patient populations.


Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient


The module develops advanced skills around facilitating physical activity in clinical populations and in using specific exercise to address therapeutic goals. Students can focus their learning, through- out the module, on a particular area of interest e.g. pain relief, fatigue, managing long-term conditions or mental health. The module will increase effectiveness in changing behaviour and prescribing exercise and thus will positively influence lifestyle choices and self-management in a range of patient groups.


What you learn


You will gain in-depth understanding of theories and evidence supporting clinical reasoning in therapeutic exercise. You will improve the ability to apply exercise prescription principles in clinical practice, engaging service users with exercise and with physical activity using both communication skills with individuals and with wider groups.


General areas covered


principles and practice of behaviour change interventions

patient expectations and experience including barriers to exercise and factors affecting adherence

exercise physiology

principles of exercise prescription in a range of conditions and populations.


Fees and Funding for 2024/25

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £1,720

EU / International students: £2,870 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

How to apply

 To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:


To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    You will need to gain full consent from your employer before applying, with a guarantee of release from work to attend 3 taught university days. The employer should also support independent study leave (as per local policies in the workplace). You will need a minimum knowledge attainment before being accepted onto the course. This may include: An undergraduate or postgraduate honours degree, or equivalent (such as Apprenticeship training or overseas training), in a relevant subject. Working in a role in the United Kingdom in a healthcare, health promotion, or public health setting, within an appropriate area of expertise (including cancer prevention, treatment, prehabilitation and / or rehabilitation). Sufficient work experience or prior training in cancer therapy, treatments and supportive care, and in prehabilitation, rehabilitation and personalised care. You must work with people in cancer services at least 50% of the working week.

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    This module is delivered at our Collegiate Crescent Campus

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable


    This module is planned to commence in March 2025 to May 2025. 

    For further information please contact the Module Leader. 

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Presentation

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Alex Morley -

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