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BSc HonsHealth, Nutrition and Exercise

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Overview

Health improvement practitioners increasingly need to understand the impact of nutrition and exercise on health, fitness and disease. This course offers a scientific basis for health promotion and covers key disciplines that relate exercise and nutrition to health. This includes the physiology and prescription of nutrition and exercise, health behaviour change, and investigative skills.

You will learn about prevention and treatment of chronic disease such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus and cancer. You will study areas including how nutrition and exercise contribute to the prevention and management of disease; health psychology and behaviour change; communication skills for healthcare professionals; research and investigative skills.

The course focuses on the scientific basis for health promotion advice and developing effective communication skills to work with various population and patient groups and you will engage in role-play, undertake case study investigations and reports and attend lectures delivered by experts working in the industry so you can see how your degree course content can be translated into a real-life working environment.

Career opportunities

Opportunities for career development within the health sector and health and fitness sector have been expanding in recent years. In the light of an increasing recognition of the importance of physical activity and nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease within government health reports there are significant opportunities for graduates of the programme.

Examples of current, relevant posts:

- Healthy Schools Specialists
- Exercise Referral Specialists
- Lifestyle Advisor
- Health Improvement Specialist
- Community Physical Activity Worker
- Personal Trainer
- Fitness Professional
- Public Health Specialist

Nutrition career paths include:

- Nutrition consultant
- Nutritionist
- Clinical Nutrition
- Food Safety
- Public Health Nutrition
- Food and drink manufacturers
- Food Service Provider
- Food Ingredient Supplier

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