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Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health BSc (Hons)

University of Derby

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Could you inspire and motivate people to pursue healthier lifestyles? This pioneering degree allows you to apply your passion for sport and exercise to make a genuine difference to people's health and wellbeing.****KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE:**- **RANKINGS:** In the latest National Student Survey 2021, 100% of students on this course agreed that the course is intellectually stimulating, 92% of students agreed that the staff are good at explaining things, and 90% of students are satisfied with the teaching on the course.- **BREAKING NEW GROUND:** Designed in collaboration with Derby City Council and the first course of its kind, this course will equip you with the skills to have a real impact on improving health and wellbeing in today’s society. You’ll explore the importance of physical activity and nutrition in preventing and managing disease as well as promoting optimal health and wellbeing at all stages in life. - **ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:** We have mapped this programme to national standards for the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) so you will have opportunities to gain Level Two (gym instructor) and Level Three (personal trainer) accreditation, strengthening your CV. - **PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE:** Work placements with our partner, Derby City Move More Consortium, and many other local organisations as well as practical health promotion and research projects, will allow you to work in different settings with clients of all ages and abilities.- **RESEARCH ACTIVE TEAM:** Our teaching team includes accredited professionals who will provide you with high quality teaching and support. They are actively involved in research into a wide-range of themes including, physical activity monitoring of preschool children, nutrition, performance profiling and human balance control. - **FACILITIES:** You will hone your skills in our well-equipped sport and exercise facility to measure the parameters of health and fitness. In addition, we use a range of computer software packages for statistical analysis. You’ll also be well catered for if you want to take part in recreational sport – whether as a first timer or as an elite performer. We have a 44-station fitness facility equipped with the latest Technogym and Wellness system technology.**WHAT YOU'LL COVER:**- In your first year, you'll look at the key principles of sport and exercise physiology, psychology and anatomy. Your second and third years introduce you to modules covering topics such as lifestyle and behaviour change, international public health and the biomedical implications of exercise. There is an applied focus throughout the programme and so you'll have lots of opportunity to experience real world scenarios through work placements. **HOW YOU'RE ASSESSED:**- Assessments will take place through oral presentations, written assignments, practicals, exams and research projects.**YOUR CAREER:**- The course is designed to make you highly employable. You will graduate with the applied experience, knowledge and professionalism you need for a variety of careers related to community development, nutrition and healthy eating promotion, health improvement, exercise referral and lifestyle management. You could secure employment with a wide range of organisations including the NHS, local councils and public health agencies. With postgraduate teacher training, there are opportunities to go into educational careers too.**STUDY OPTIONS**- This course is available with a Foundation Year option.- This course is also available with an Industrial Placement Year.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 14,045per year

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

Entry requirements

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A level : BBC - BBB

At least a Grade C at A Level (or equivalent) from a Science subject, which can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Education or Psychology


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University information

University of Derby

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  • Campus address

    University of Derby, Kedleston Road, Derby, Derby, DE22 1GB, England

The award-winning international team offers guidance from initial enquiry to graduation and beyond.
There are a range of scholarships and discounts available to international students.
The University of Derby has around 1,700 students from 100 countries, studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    75th out of 85 18

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    118 54%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    58.0 58%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.95 79%



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