BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science
Apply now for 2020 entry. If you are not quite ready to apply, come along to one of our open days or send your enquiry to our admissions team on the form below.
Develop public health solutions using scientific, evidence-based approaches to exercise and physical activity.
If you’re interested in a health focused career, then our BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science degree course can provide you with an opportunity to focus on the promotion of physical activity for health. Adopt an innovative approach to interdisciplinary learning. Our course allows you a better understanding of the opportunities and barriers that exist within different populations, and considers the effectiveness of current public health policy.
Our integrated teaching and assessment approach is designed to help you develop contemporary knowledge, skills and expertise. We provide a challenging learning experience that will encourage you to blend both theory and practice as it relates to health. We will enhance your capacity for independent critical thinking and instil knowledge, understanding and skills to address issues within public health domains.
With a smaller community feel on campus, our experienced and highly qualified teaching staff can focus on you and your needs. You will be part of a University College that is uniquely connected to its location and its health and sport partnerships.
Careers and Opportunities
Through this course you will develop an extensive set of skills and expertise which will maximise your employability, supporting behaviour change, developing and implementing public health and behaviour change policy, supporting active corporate environments, education and other health sectors. We’ll make sure you are equipped to excel in career options such as:
- Exercise rehabilitation
- NHS exercise prescription
- Physical activity referral
- Health education and promotion
- Public health
- Physician associate
- Academic research
- Teaching and general graduate employment
Sounds like this could be the course for you? Book onto an Open Day and experience our campus for yourself, or request a prospectus. Be at the forefront of shaping the future of healthcare.
- Course title:
- Health and Exercise Science
- UCAS Code:
- BSc (Hons)
- 3 years
- Study mode:
- Typical offer:
- UCAS Tariff points 120
M.Tech (Chiro) PGCert DC - Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)
Micah is currently Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science* at the AECC University College and Chiropractic and Unit Lead for Clinical Management 201. He is also currently completing a PG.Cert in Medical Education through Dundee University.
The degree course is delivered with a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical classes, workshops, fieldwork, and guided independent study. You’ll get access to our Virtual Learning Environment, which is full of interactive online learning opportunities such as videos, quizzes and self-study lessons to help you in your studies.
Make the most of the Health and Exercise Science’s applied practice elements, supported by modern, evidence-based teaching. We have plans to extend our clinical facility offering by introducing a Physical Activity Referral Centre, which will allow hands-on experience delivering physical activity for health interventions in practice as well as health checks in a real-world environment.
You will get to access to our academic expertise, research, and a number of our first-rate facilities, including our on-site clinics, making use of our specialised imaging facilities, and coming face to face with real human anatomy at our dedication prosection lab.
We welcome your application if you are passionate about applied science and making a difference to the health of our population.
How you're assessed
You’ll be assessed through a combination of:
- Group work
- Practical Assessment and Presentation
- Exercise Physiology
- Psychology of Exercise, Health and Sport
- Motor Learning and Biomechanics
- Introduction to Research Methods
- Introduction to Public Health
- Research Methods
- Motor Control and Decline
- Health and Exercise Psychology
- Epidemiology of Public Health
- Promoting Health and Wellbeing
- Ill Health and Disease
- Contemporary Issues in Public Health
- Health Technology
- Critical Skills for Exercise and Health
- Community Health and Wellbeing
- Challenges of an ageing population
How do I apply for 2020 entry?
If you want to start this course in 2020, you will need to apply via UCAS. Please visit UCAS and use institution code A65 and the course code C609.
If you’re applying from the UK or Ireland
Essential for entry
Please note that applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A*-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above) to be considered for the programme.
BBB or above to include one of; Biology/Human Biology/Physical Education. General Studies will not be considered.
BTEC Extended Diploma
Distinction Merit Merit or above in a relevant Extended Diploma for example; Sports Science, Sports Coaching and Fitness, Applied Science.
Access to HE Diploma
A total of 120 UCAS points in a relevant Access to HE Diploma for example; Sports Science.
Overall grade of 32 points or higher to include either Biology or Physical Education at Higher Level.
Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers
BBBBB or above in 5 Higher/Advanced Higher subjects to include either Biology or Human Biology.
Irish Leaving Certificate
H3,H3,H3,H3,H3 from 5 subjects at Higher Level to include either Biology or Human Biology
If you’re applying from outside of the UK
For those of you coming from outside the UK, take a look at our Sport, Exercise and Health International Entry Requirements Page.
If you currently live outside the EEA (European Economic Area) you’ll need a tier-4 student visa to study here in the UK. The UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) provides country specific information on their website - check it out here.
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