The BA (Hons) Health and Wellbeing Practice degree is a brand new course developed to provide a range of practitioners to work within the public, private and third sectors, with groups and individuals in roles that are inter-professional, and multi-disciplinary.
The course is designed to be broad based and focuses on a number of related areas of work that are pivotal in supporting people within organisations and communities. The curriculum provides students the opportunity to acquire a deep understanding of how health and wellbeing practices operate to shape policies, procedures and processes in workplace settings. This aims to be an engaging, values-led degree course and therefore provides students with the chance to gain the skills and holistic understanding needed to work effectively in multidisciplinary, and community-based work settings upon successful completion of the course.
Why CU Coventry
We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.
The BA (Hons) Health and Wellbeing Practice is a specialist degree in a new and emerging field of work and offers the opportunity for a progressive development in the theory, practice and in-depth knowledge and approaches of health and wellbeing. The study program focuses on statutory and non-statutory perspectives guiding current legislation, initiatives and policy. It aims to produce graduates who, upon successful completion, are critically informed about and engaged with contemporary issues in health and wellbeing practice, in a range of sectors.
The course aims to develop students into knowledgeable, resilient and adaptive individuals who can progress successfully into health and wellbeing practitioners, operating at an advanced level, and/or continue into postgraduate study upon successful completion. The embedding of the professional body qualification Chartered Managers Institute Level 5 Certificate in Coaching & Mentoring provides the chance for further vocational relevance to the student portfolio (subject to successful completion of the study program. Please see the Accreditation and Professional Recognition section for further information).
As part of the study program, students are encouraged to develop a critical and reflective perspective throughout the course to ensure that they develop a personal philosophy of health and wellbeing practice, which will inform their practice in their chosen career pathways upon successful completion.
Please note that postgraduate study may be subject to competitive application, availability, meeting any applicable visa requirements and additional fees may apply.
Why choose this course?
Currently located on our Mile Lane campus, you will have access to our Library & Learning Services on-campus, and online. You can also take advantage of reading rights in Coventry University’s Lanchester Library, make use of sport centre facilities and receive full membership to Coventry University Students’ Union (CUSU). You will also have access to mental health and wellbeing officers who can offer support through your journey. All are subject to availability and current government guidance on COVID restrictions. Please review our website to keep up-to-date with the latest guidelines.
This course has been developed and is taught by practising professionals and industry experts. Our academics aim to bring a wealth of expertise to the classroom with many continuing to undertake research and other projects alongside teaching, meaning our students have the opportunity to gain a well-rounded and relevant teaching experience. Please note that staff are subject to change.
The course is designed to be underpinned with practical elements, including placements, opportunity to undertake Mental Health First Aid course, and opportunities to interact with professional experts and guest speakers.
Please note that we are unable to guarantee any Mental Health First Aid courses, expert and guest speakers, placement or study abroad opportunities and that any such opportunities referred to on this webpage may be subject to additional costs (e.g. travel, visas and accommodation etc.), competitive application, availability and/or meeting any applicable visa requirements. To ensure that you fully understand the requirements in this regard, please contact the International Office for further details if you are an EU or International student.