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Health and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

St Mary's University, Twickenham

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UCAS CODE: B900

Course options

  • Qualification

    BSc - Bachelor of Science

  • Location

    St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    3 years

Course summary

Health and exercise science addresses the causes, prevention and management of chronic diseases using physical activity and health promotion strategies as tools to improve health and wellbeing.

  • The degree will explore in-depth issues relating to health promotion through lifestyle and behavioural changes.
  • Two pathways are offered on this programme: Community pathway & Clinical Exercise pathway (Single Honours only).
  • You will be assessed through continuous coursework assessment, timed essays, research and laboratory reports, and more.

Why study Health and Exercise Science?

The importance of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is increasingly calling for highly-skilled and practically adept graduates in the health sector.

The degree's emphasis on practical learning will prepare you to enter a wide range of vocational careers. It will explore in-depth issues relating to health promotion through lifestyle and behavioural changes, distinguishing it from more traditional sport science programmes that focus on sport performance.

Assessment methods

Modules are assessed in a variety of ways, including continuous coursework assessment, timed essays, research and laboratory reports, oral and poster presentations and written examinations.

Career opportunities

The Health and Exercise Science degree provides you with knowledge and skills that will prepare you for a range of employment opportunities within the health and exercise sector and the wider job market, including:

  • Physical activity and health promotion specialist
  • GP exercise referral consultant
  • Health and fitness industry
  • NHS physical activities advisor
  • Workplace health improvement
  • Health and wellbeing physiologist
  • Postgraduate study

In recent BBC news headlines, the NHS announced that 1,000 more “social prescribers” are to be trained to prescribe social activities like exercise classes to support GP’s and help reduce their workload.

UG courses start 28th September.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 12,250per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

St Mary's University, Twickenham

  • University League Table

    107th

  • Campus address

    St Mary's University, Twickenham, St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, Twickenham, Hounslow, TW1 4SX, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    115 58%

    63rd

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    21st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    46th

    6

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