Applied Human Physiology MscWatch
has anyone heard about this course and have any opinions on it?
Basically, i'm coming from a sport science background and this course offered by KCL seems very attractive. It has a focus on a bit of both, the exercise setting and general human biology. However, i'm not too sure how it would compare to other available exercise physiology master courses in the market.
The fees are really high as well! 10,5k whereas normally for a masters it costs 5k+I could get a discount of 25% if I do it in my uni.
So any opinion would be really appreciated and whether this course has a good reputation, especially compared to traditional general physiology degrees or exercise physiology degrees.
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I'm currently on the Applied Physiology course at King's. I did my undergraduate degree in Sports Science at Manchester Metropolitan and was a little unsure too as to whether it would be the right course, as I also had a 'cheaper' option to stay at Manchester!
I can honesty say it's been the best decision of my life. It is a challenging course and you have to really apply yourself but it's been so rewarding. The course has developed my knowledge and skills in so many different areas of physiology and I've been allowed to explore my interests in projects where we have the freedom to pick our own topics to write about.
A lot is covered on the course with some incredibly supportive staff members to lecture you. In brief, topics we cover are; Muscle and Cardio-respiratory physiology at rest, exhaustive exercise and in disease, thermoregulation, hypoxia, cold water immersion, aerospace, diving and aviation medicine.
On top of that, we've had some incredible guest speakers from individuals who are involved in current research and are part of Everest Expeditions and the European Space Agency alongside lectures from RAF doctors and Kevin Fong! We got to Skype Tim Peake from the International Space Station too!
The trips we go on are ones you will not experience anywhere else, this February, staying at the naval base in Gosport, we travelled to Portsmouth University for a week and worked with Professor Mike Tipton and his team looking at cold water immersion. Last week we went to London Diving Chamber and did a 50m dry dive, taking us to 6 atmospheres of pressure! Also, we have some of ur labs take place in environmental chamber we lucky have on campus, where we can simulate hypoxic and hyperthermic environments which is really fun!
This isn't course related but I also found moving to a new university is also the best thing I could have done. Although it took me away from Manchester and out of my comfort zone, where I had been for three years, i've met new people, made some incredible friends and the connections I have made through the university are invaluable.
Don't be scared by the fees, it's worth every penny and I promise you, you'd have so much fun! Hope this helps!
I would not recomment this course to anyone due to the lack of research methods. Its just full of practicals and lectures. I would seriously consider asking for my money back. Choosing this course was a terrible mistake for me personally. If you do choose this course then keep a good record including a labbook. Its just wise incase you need to leave as its not the standard you might expect of a course.