The BSc (Hons) Applied Health and Wellbeing programme provides an inter-disciplinary, inter-professional and dynamic approach to learning that provides students with a framework for exploring key issues in contemporary public health and wellbeing. In addition to consideration of different theoretical perspectives, alongside the application of theory to current public health, physical activity and exercise challenges, students have the opportunity to tailor their learning to fit specific career interests through a range of optional modules in the second and third year of study, build their confidence and acquire specialist skills sought by employers, for example through sector specific data skills with a focus on analysis, and therapeutic interventions. Students will explore and critically evaluate a range of issues that define the current health scene, with a specific focus on factors related to wellbeing. These will cover varied and relevant topics, including: positive mental health and wellbeing through counselling skills, music therapy, health sociology, public health, health promotion, sport and wellbeing, health and social care management and health inequalities. England’s Health and Care Act (2022) aspires to focus on health promotion, illness prevention and reducing inequalities to support the nation’s recovery post pandemic. This programme of study places graduates in a strong position to support health and wellbeing from a broad range of roles who support children, young people, and adults at different phases of the human lifespan. A specific focus of the programme is the applied nature of the course in two distinct ways. Firstly, placement opportunities at each level of learning are integrated into the programme and provide a range of relevant real-world experience. Secondly, optional modules will be offered that support graduate employment, and will include graduate attributes, support for CV writing and interview practice. Graduates go on to a wide range of careers in health and wellbeing. Specific career opportunities may be in: · Health and Fitness Advisor · Health and Wellbeing Lead · Exercise on Referral Coordinator · Community development worker · Education mental health practitioner · Further education teacher · Health improvement practitioner · Public Health Practitioner · Health Trainer and can lead to routes in to Graduate entry programmes such Occupational Therapy, Physios Nursing and Medicine
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Students will also need GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 (previously C) or above (or equivalent). A satisfactory DBS is required In line with the priority which it gives to promoting opportunities for lifelong learning and widening access to Higher Education, the University welcomes applications from prospective students who are seeking to gain exemption from some parts of an academic programme by Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). In accordance with University conditions, students are entitled to apply for RPL for credit awarded based on either relevant credit achieved at another HE institution (RP(C)L), or credit awarded for Experiential Learning, (RP(E)L).
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|