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BSc (Hons)Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science (Sandwich)

Solent University
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

As you train to bridge the gap between the medical profession and the fitness industry you will be introduced to the pathology of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other 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 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 MacMillan, the Saints Foundation, Southampton Diabetes Forum and NHS exercise referral schemes. You will also benefit from in-house opportunities through our own health promotion service, Solent Health and the Solent Community Innovation Programme (CIP) .

Built-in professional accreditations and training allows you to gain even more value from your studies. Available qualifications include Active IQ L2 Gym, REPs L3 Exercise Referral, REPs L4 Cancer Rehabilitation, Working With Older Adults certification, Association for Nutrition certification, the NHS M.E.C.C qualification, Royal Society for Public Health membership and NHS Motivational Interviewing training. You can also tailor your degree studies to your personal career ambitions, choosing from a range of specialist optional modules.

Throughout your degree you will have access to a range of professional facilities. Key facilities include our BASES accredited exercise physiology laboratory, the new ‘Spark’ teaching block, purpose-built teaching gyms, a 24-hour library service and a variety of sports facilities including our brand new health and fitness centre.

Our academic team are all highly experienced within the industry. As a result, all additional qualifications are written and embedded into the modules by them. You’ll be taught by the same academics throughout your degree.

Career opportunities

Demand for practitioners skilled in clinical exercise rehabilitation, health nutrition, health promotion and behaviour change psychology has increased rapidly and a clear skills gap is now evident. Suitable areas for graduates include:

  • Nutrition advisor
  • Exercise rehabilitation specialist
  • Exercise referral co-ordinator
  • Sport/exercise community development
  • Health and exercise physiologist
  • Exercise and well-being advisor
  • Physiotherapist (MSc)
  • Specialist personal training
  • Clinical exercise physiology (MSc)
  • Public health practitioner
  • Self-employment
  • Sports science (MSc)
  • MSc / PhD Researcher/lecturer
  • NHS health trainer
  • Teacher (PGCE)
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