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Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

Solent University (Southampton)

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

The role of exercise science and nutrition in healthy living, ageing and disease reduction has become a focus for national health policy in recent times. Our BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science degree seeks to respond to this trend and meet the industry’s need for highly-trained graduates with skills in exercise coaching, clinical exercise rehabilitation, nutrition, behaviour change and health promotion.As you train to bridge the gap between the medical profession and the fitness industry you will be introduced to concepts of health alongside the pathology of common medical conditions. By studying how lifestyle and nutrition can impact on these diseases you’ll be well placed to assist patients as they work to control their symptoms or rehabilitate.Learning is reinforced through work with genuine clients and medical patients. Our unique clinical exercise referral scheme and longstanding relationships with local health organisations enable us to provide you with work placements that are relevant to both your learning and your career goals. Our teaching staff sit on various steering groups including the Saints Foundation, Southampton Diabetes Forum and NHS exercise referral schemes.Built-in professional accreditations and training allows you to gain even more value from your studies. Available qualifications currently include Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer, Exercise Referral, Cancer Rehabilitation, Working with Older Adults, Association for Nutrition certification, the NHS M.E.C.C qualification, Royal Society for Public Health membership, Basic Food Hygiene certification and NHS Motivational Interviewing training. You can also tailor your studies to your personal career ambitions, choosing from a range of specialist optional pathways.Throughout your degree you’ll have access to a range of professional facilities including; specialist teaching gyms, a dedicated nutrition lab, a sports complex, our BASES-accredited exercise physiology laboratory, the award-winning ‘Spark’ teaching block and a 24-hour library service.Our academic team are all highly experienced within the industry and have extensive teaching, research and professional backgrounds. This ensures your learning experience will be informed by the latest evidence-based research and industry developments. Solent is home to fantastic teaching gyms, sports facilities and specialist laboratories**What does this course lead to?**The skills you’ll develop on this course open up a wide range of career opportunities in health, nutrition and exercise science.Clinical exercise specialistExercise rehabilitation specialistExercise referral co-ordinatorPersonal trainerOnline fitness coachExercise physiologistExercise and well-being advisor (NHS, Nuffield, Spire etc.)Physiotherapist assistant / Physiotherapist (MSc)Clinical exercise physiologist (MSc)Public health practitionerHealth and exercise development officerSelf-employmentMSc/PhD researcher/lecturerHealth promotion or public health practitionerNHS health trainerNutritionistDietician (MSc)**Who is this course for?**This course is ideal for anyone with a passion for helping individuals achieve their health, nutrition or fitness goals. Perfect for school-leavers, mature students or anyone considering a change of career, this course offers you an ideal opportunity to make a real difference to the health of the nation.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,800per year

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

University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    63rd out of 84 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    133 66%

    32nd

    18
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70 70%

    44th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.06 81%

    54th

    6

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