Health, Nutrition and Exercise University of Bedfordshire

Undergraduate

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. The course offers you exercise practitioner and nutritionist accreditation opportunities, strong NHS and community health links, and prepares you for employment in the food or fitness industries, health promotion, lifestyle education and public health.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Location

    Bedford Campus

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    3 years


Course details

Modules

Year 1;
Exercise Principles and Practice,
Principles of Nutrition,
Introduction to Health Psychology and Counselling,
Foundations for Degree Studies

Year 2;
Advanced Exercise Principles and Practice,
Nutrient Metabolism,
Public Health Nutrition,
Applied Health Psychology and Public Health,
Research Skills,
Dissertation Preparation

Year 3;
Exercise Consultancy & Commercial Practice*,
Physical Activity and Health*,
Endocrinology of Physical Activity*,
Nutrition for Health and Clinical Populations,
Psychology of Physical Activity*,
Communication skills for health, nutrition and exercise professionals*,
Dissertation for Health, Nutrition & Exercise,
Extended Work Experience Project for Sport Science Related Courses*
*denotes options

Assessment method

A wide variety of strategies and activities are employed to assess the specific unit learning outcomes and to allow all students opportunities to demonstrate their personal strengths across different assessment types.

Assessments include essays, case studies, literature reviews, lab reports, data exercises, dissertation, project, portfolios, presentations, posters, practicals, exams and tests.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association for Nutrition

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January *

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code BC46
Institution code B22
Campus name Bedford Campus
Campus code H

Points of entry

This means the year in which you would like to start the course.

‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.

‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.

You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 points Level 3 qualifications in sport science, physical education, natural science or psychology preferred.
A level C C C - B B B A-Level in sport science, physical education, natural science or psychology preferred.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM - DDM Sport science, physical education, natural science or psychology subject preferred.
Access to HE Diploma 96 - 120 UCAS Tariff points. Sport science, physical education, natural science or psychology subject preferred
Scottish Higher 96 - 120 UCAS Tariff points. Sport science, physical education, natural science or psychology subject preferred.

A Level 3 qualification in a sport science, physical education, natural science or psychology subject preferred.

We are happy to consider applicants with alternative qualifications and/or work experience.

If you would like to check if your qualifications will be accepted please contact the Admissions Team.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,350 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.