The role of exercise science and nutrition in healthy living, ageing and disease reduction has become a focus for national health policy in recent times. Our BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science degree seeks to respond to this trend and meet the industry’s need for highly-trained graduates with skills in exercise coaching, clinical exercise rehabilitation, nutrition, behaviour change and health promotion. As you train to bridge the gap between the medical profession and the fitness industry you will be introduced to concepts of health alongside the pathology of 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 clients and medical 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 the Saints Foundation, Southampton Diabetes Forum and NHS exercise referral schemes. Built-in professional accreditations and training allows you to gain even more value from your studies. Available qualifications currently include Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer, Exercise Referral, Cancer Rehabilitation, Working with Older Adults, Association for Nutrition certification, the NHS M.E.C.C qualification, Royal Society for Public Health membership, Basic Food Hygiene certification and NHS Motivational Interviewing training. You can also tailor your studies to your personal career ambitions, choosing from a range of specialist optional pathways. Throughout your degree you’ll have access to a range of professional facilities including; specialist teaching gyms, a dedicated nutrition lab, a sports complex, our BASES-accredited exercise physiology laboratory, the award-winning ‘Spark’ teaching block and a 24-hour library service. Our academic team are all highly experienced within the industry and have extensive teaching, research and professional backgrounds. This ensures your learning experience will be informed by the latest evidence-based research and industry developments. Solent is home to fantastic teaching gyms, sports facilities and specialist laboratories What does this course lead to? The skills you’ll develop on this course open up a wide range of career opportunities in health, nutrition and exercise science. Clinical exercise specialist Exercise rehabilitation specialist Exercise referral co-ordinator Personal trainer Online fitness coach Exercise physiologist Exercise and well-being advisor (NHS, Nuffield, Spire etc.) Physiotherapist assistant / Physiotherapist (MSc) Clinical exercise physiologist (MSc) Public health practitioner Health and exercise development officer Self-employment MSc/PhD researcher/lecturer Health promotion or public health practitioner NHS health trainer Nutritionist Dietician (MSc) Who is this course for? This course is ideal for anyone with a passion for helping individuals achieve their health, nutrition or fitness goals. Perfect for school-leavers, mature students or anyone considering a change of career, this course offers you an ideal opportunity to make a real difference to the health of the nation.
YEAR 1 - CORE MODULES Exercise Instruction and Coaching Functional Anatomy and Physiology Population Health Human Nutrition Health and Exercise Psychology Research in Sport, Health and Exercise Science YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES - PATHWAY ONE - FITNESS AND PERSONAL TRAINING Obesity and Weight Management Applied Exercise Science Personal Training Soft Tissue Therapy Applied Research Methods in Sport, Health and Exercise Science YEAR 2 - OPTIONS - PATHWAY ONE (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Exercise Referral Strength and Conditioning YEAR 2 - CORE MODULES - PATHWAY TWO - HEALTH AND EXERCISE SCIENCE Obesity and Weight Management Applied Exercise Science Developing Healthy Places Exercise Referral Applied Research Methods in Sport, Health and Exercise Science YEAR 2 - OPTIONS - PATHWAY TWO (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Personal Training Soft Tissue Therapy YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES - PATHWAY ONE - FITNESS AND PERSONAL TRAINING Innovative Personal Training and Business Advanced Health and Exercise Psychology Individual Project / Work Based Project YEAR 3 - OPTIONS - PATHWAY ONE (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Applied Strength and Conditioning Applied Soft Tissue Therapy Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation Sports Nutrition Lifecycle Nutrition and Health YEAR 3 - CORE MODULES - PATHWAY TWO - HEALTH AND EXERCISE SCIENCE Clinical Exercise Rehabilitation Lifecycle Nutrition and Health Healthy and Sustainable Futures Individual Project / Work Based Project YEAR 3 - OPTIONS - PATHWAY TWO (please note that not all options are guaranteed to run each academic year) Applied Soft Tissue Therapy Advanced Health and Exercise Psychology Sports Nutrition
The course is assessed via a variety of methods including practical simulations, case studies, video submissions, blogs, reflective accounts, presentations and in-class tests.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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For information about applying to Solent as an International applicant, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/how-to-apply/entry-requirements/help-for-international-students
• Direct entry to years 2 (Level 5) or 3 (Level 6) We welcome applications from students currently studying a Foundation Degree, DipHE, HNC, HND or modules of an undergraduate degree course at another university, who wish to enter directly into Years 2 or 3 of one of our undergraduate degree courses. • Level 5 (year 2) entry To directly enter the second year of this course you will need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 120 undergraduate credits at Level 4 or a CertHE in a related subject area. • Level 6 (year 3) entry To directly enter the third year of this course you need to show appropriate knowledge and experience. For example, you are an ideal candidate if you have 240 undergraduate credits (at Levels 4 and 5), a DipHE, Foundation Degree or HND in a related subject area.
English language requirements
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Solent University can also accept the following English Language Test: Duolingo English Language Test 115 overall with a minimum of 95 in each component. All international applicants need to be aware that the English language requirements to attend Solent University, and the English language requirements to obtain a visa from the Home Office, may be different. This means that if you meet the Solent University language requirement to gain a place on the course, you may still have to meet additional requirements to be granted with a visa by the Home Office. We strongly advise all applicants to visit the Home Office website which outlines all the requirements for a successful visa application and to take a look at this PDF document which outlines both Solent University and Home Office requirements for a number of language tests.
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Fees and funding
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Solent University offers a number of bursaries, grants and scholarships. For more information, please visit https://www.solent.ac.uk/finance/grants-bursaries-scholarships/bursaries
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