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BScExercise, Nutrition and Health

Nottingham Trent University
United Kingdom, Nottingham
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This course aims to provide you with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes to allow you to improve the health of individuals, groups, communities and populations using:

physical activity
healthy eating.
You’ll learn the fundamentals of exercise and nutrition science and how they relate to health and disease. Alongside this, we will ensure that you can apply this knowledge in a public health setting so you will learn about:

the UK public health system
the strategies in place to promote health using exercise
physical activity and nutrition
how to monitor and evaluate these.
You will have the opportunity to gain industry recognised additional qualifications in:

Exercise Referral
Food Hygiene
Cook and Eat session delivery.
Why choose this course?
Our multi-disciplinary approach enables you to work with staff from three outstanding academic teams at NTU – Sport Sciences, Biosciences and Public Health – as well as leading health practitioners.
Our substantial network of external health practitioners will interact with you in a variety of ways such as through workshops, guest lectures, work placements, setting assessments, volunteering opportunities, and research projects.
We recognise that behaviour change is a key part of health promotion; the inclusion of Communication Skills and Psychology adds particular value and reinforces the unique nature of the degree.
You will become a member of the NTU Health Promotion Forum and work alongside the NTU Health Promotion Specialist on real-life briefs to improve the health of NTU students and staff.

Programme structure

The course has been developed with input from health professionals to ensure you have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to enhance your job prospects. You will have numerous opportunities to practice what you have learned including:

dietary and exercise assessment sessions with volunteers (supported by your tutors)
designing and delivering healthy eating sessions
working in the community to increase physical activity levels
practising your communication skills.
What will I study?
Year One

Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology
Foundations in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Food and Healthy Eating
Principles of Training
Foundation Nutrition
Introduction to Research
Year Two

Lifespan Active Health
Applied Nutrition
Training Principles to Practice
Nutrition and Metabolism
Professional Practice
Research Design and Analysis
Choose one module from:

Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
Practical Applications in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Year Three
Optional placement year

Final Year – core modules

Aetiology and Management of Disease
Health Principles to Practice
Sport Project and Dissertation
Choose one module from:

Strength, Power and Endurance for Sport and Exercise
Applied Health Promotion
Choose one further module from:

Advanced Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Child and Adolescent Growth, Health and Performance
Sport and Exercise Nutrition.

Career opportunities

The number of people with physical inactivity and poor nutrition is rising. This means that the roles of the following are gaining an increasingly high profile:

physical activity
nutrition in health promotion.
The number of jobs in health related industries is also increasing.

Recent graduates from the BSc (Hons) Exercise, Nutrition and Health have gone on to secure the following positions:

Nuffield Health – Health Adviser
Nottingham Forest Football Club – Strength and Conditioning Internship
Healthy Action – Online Sports Nutrition Adviser
Alder Hey Children’s Hospital – Health Promotion Adviser
Derby City Coucil – Weightloss adviser
DW Sports Ltd – Personal Trainer.
Other roles which this course could lead to include:

Health development / promotion officer
nutrition / healthy eating adviser
media health journalism or work within public interest organisations and charities.
Graduate salaries range from £10,000 – £30,000 per year.

On successful completion of the course, many graduates choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States