Physical Activity for Health

University of Edinburgh


Central Campus


Physical inactivity has been recognised as a pandemic and global public health issue. The MSc Physical Activity for Health is designed to provide academic training at a postgraduate level for both recent graduates from a range of disciplines (including sport and exercise sciences, health sciences, psychology, epidemiology, and physiology) and the existing national and international workforce in the area of physical activity and public health.

The programme draws on the health sciences and on both research and practice to provide you with a thorough knowledge and awareness of the role of physical activity in improving and maintaining health.

You can exit at the end of 4 months with PgCert Physical Activity for Health.

You can exit at the end of 9 months with PgDip Physical Activity for Health.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline such as sport and exercise science, physical education, health sciences, psychology or physiology.

Your application may also be considered if you have equivalent academic qualifications and significant professional training and experience. Contact the university to check before you apply.

Start Date



Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences


Education and Sport (Moray House School of Education)

SCQF Level