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University of Bedfordshire

Health, Nutrition and Exercise

UCAS Code: BC46

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C-B,B,B

A-Level in sport science, physical education, natural science or psychology required.

96 - 120 UCAS Tariff points. Must include a significant science component.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Maths grade C/4 AND English grade C/4 AND Double science or 2 science subjects grade C/4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMM-DDM

Must contain natural science.

96 - 120 UCAS Tariff points. Sport science, physical education, natural science or psychology subject required.

UCAS Tariff

96-120

Level 3 qualifications in sport science, physical education, natural science or psychology required.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Sport and exercise sciences

Health improvement practitioners increasingly need to understand the impact of nutrition and exercise on health, fitness and disease. This course offers a scientific basis for health promotion and covers key disciplines that relate exercise and nutrition to health. This includes the physiology and prescription of nutrition and exercise, health behaviour change, and investigative skills. The course offers you exercise practitioner and nutritionist accreditation opportunities, strong NHS and community health links, and prepares you for employment in the food or fitness industries, health promotion, lifestyle education and public health.

Modules

Year 1;
Exercise Principles and Practice,
Principles of Nutrition,
Introduction to Health Psychology and Counselling,
Foundations for Degree Studies

Year 2;
Advanced Exercise Principles and Practice,
Nutrient Metabolism,
Public Health Nutrition,
Applied Health Psychology and Public Health,
Research Skills,
Dissertation Preparation

Year 3;
Exercise Consultancy & Commercial Practice*,
Physical Activity and Health*,
Endocrinology of Physical Activity*,
Nutrition for Health and Clinical Populations,
Psychology of Physical Activity*,
Communication skills for health, nutrition and exercise professionals*,
Dissertation for Health, Nutrition & Exercise,
Extended Work Experience Project for Sport Science Related Courses*
*denotes options

Assessment methods

A wide variety of strategies and activities are employed to assess the specific unit learning outcomes and to allow all students opportunities to demonstrate their personal strengths across different assessment types.

Assessments include essays, case studies, literature reviews, lab reports, data exercises, dissertation, project, portfolios, presentations, posters, practicals, exams and tests.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,650
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bedford Campus

Department:

School of Sport Science and Physical Activity

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

76%
med
Sport and exercise sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

87%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
62%
Male students
38%
Female students
54%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
E

After graduation


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Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
59%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Teaching and educational professionals
12%
Health associate professionals
11%
Sports and fitness occupations

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

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