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Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing BSc (Hons)

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Queen Margaret University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    06-SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

In 2021, this course is being offered for levels 3 and 4 only. Modern sedentary lifestyles shorten lifespan and are responsible for worldwide increases in non-communicable diseases. Physical activity is an overlooked, but fundamental, component of human health and wellbeing, and current research shows that for a healthy life, we need to be doing more physical activity, more often. This new multidisciplinary course is focussed on developing the skills and knowledge needed for working with others to improve their health and wellbeing. The emphasis is on the use of physical activity to improve people’s lives; such as supervised exercise for general fitness, weight loss or other health gain, helping someone go for a walk, or attend a dance class, or simply give advice.You’ll study the theory and practice of promoting healthy behaviours such as physical activity, and participate in community engagement activities in different environments with a wide range of service users. This is a course that will make you think differently about the world and the community around you. For example, did you know that if you teach a primary school child the very simple skill of catching a ball, they are more likely to be coordinated, to enjoy team sports in high school and to be active throughout their whole life and so less likely to be overweight and unhealthy?Years Three and Four have a broader scope, looking at service provision, developing an understanding of working with community groups and organisations such as charities and care homes. Studying entrepreneurship, leadership and sustainable community development, you will learn how to identify community and organisational needs related to health and wellbeing, and design a sustainable solution to a particular issue. The process and solution you develop will draw on experience from the community engagement opportunities and will form a significant part of the work required for your final year dissertation.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 15,000per year

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

"Sports Therapy, Sport and Exercise Sciences" or similar courses may be suitable for entry to Level 2. Applications are considered on an individual basis.

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University information

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

  • University League Table

    75th

  • Campus address

    Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, Queen Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, Edinburgh, EH21 6UU, Scotland

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