Edinburgh Napier University

Edinburgh Napier nurture talent and create knowledge that shapes communities all around the world. The University combines professional know-how with an academic approach and work-related learning to help its students succeed beyond university. Meanwhile, its research works to improve lives in Scotland and across the globe.

Now home to nearly 20,000 students from over 140 countries, Edinburgh Napier first welcomed 800 students as Napier Technical College in 1964, becoming Edinburgh Napier University in 2009. The university is named after John Napier, the brilliant 16th-century mathematician who invented logarithms and the decimal point; his first home is still part of the university’s Merchiston campus.


Key contacts for enquiries

Dr. Amanda Pitkethly - A.Pitkethly@napier.ac.uk
Programme Leader -BSc Physical Activity & Health

Associated courses

BSc in Physical Activity and Health (4 years course)
The Physical Activity and Health course has been developed with you in mind. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills to study and analyse the various aspects of physical activity/exercise and health in relation to different population groups, ensuring that you'll have both a firm theoretical and vocational grounding in the subjects that underpin the health and exercise industry. There is a strong emphasis on the practical application of theoretical knowledge. You'll gain the independent study habits, academic and employability skills and volunteer opportunities that will develop your understanding and skills in the area of physical activity and health. You'll explore the techniques, skills required and programmes available to encourage physical activity for overall health and wellbeing for individuals, specific populations and society.

MSc in Clinical Exercise Science (1-year course)
This programme is designed for those wishing to gain and develop expert knowledge in the science of exercise assessment and prescription and learn applied techniques which will enable you to develop a career in clinical exercise science, academic research, teaching and other science-based professions. This programme offers a well-balanced blend between practice and theory. The course is multi-disciplinary in nature covering aspects of clinical exercise physiology, exercise psychology as well as clinical skills.

Key contacts for enquiries:

Dr. Melanie Leggate – M.Leggate@napier.ac.uk
Programme Leader –MSc Clinical Exercise Science