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IPPT PRODUCED INAUGURAL GRADUATES IN CLINICAL EXERCISE SCIENCE

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Advanced Medical and Dental Institute (AMDI), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) has successfully produced eight 'Inaugural Graduates' in Master of Science (Clinical Exercise Science). The Master Program in Clinical Exercise Science is the first program offered in Malaysia that aims to produce trained professionals in implementing a healthy lifestyle intervention program involving exercise, nutrition and psychology.

This Master's program is in line with overseas program such as in the United States and Europe offering Master’s program of 'Clinical Exercise Science' or also known as Master’s Program of 'Clinical Training Physiology'. In addition, graduates from the Master of Science (Clinical Exercise Science) program meet the requirements of professional and health related professionals as required by both Public and Private Sectors in Malaysia. The need for these professionals work force is in line with Malaysia's mission to reduce the rate of Non-Communicable Diseases and improve the quality of health services.

The course content in this Master’s program fulfils the accreditation features set by the Australian Science Sports Game (ESSA). It is further complemented by an emphasis on the combination of theoretical and practical aspects in filling courses. This approach is taken to ensure that students will apply the theory to practical elements to help them carry out their duties more effectively.

Implementation of Master Program in Clinical Exercise Science also involves clinical placements for 10 weeks at Pantai Integrated Rehab Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lumpur. This Clinical Placement is implemented through the Memorandum of Agreement aimed in enhancing their clinical and skills in interprofessional training.