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, health and fitness industries, health promotion, lifestyle education and public health.
The course focus is for those wanting to work in the health and fitness industry, though it could be for those who want to study this area and use the vocational qualifications as a secondary career.
Its uniqueness emanates from having fitness vocational qualifications embedded into the units endorsed by an external provider allowing successful students to enter onto the Register of Exercise Professionals.
It also allows students to work through their degree applying the skills learnt as they go along. Another distinctive aspect of the course is several level 6 units are designed to link together to enhance the students skills.
Exercise and Fitness Testing for Clinical Populations with practical skills honed in the unit Exercise Rehabilitation for Clinical Populations and subsequently applying in the unit Community Based Project.
Students can also apply these skills by leading on an initiative by the School of Sport Science and Physical Activity on an exercise clinic known as Activity, Balance and Change for Diabetes.
All the staff teaching on the course are highly qualified, research active and very experienced within their respective exercise and health disciplines.
The facilities at the University of Bedfordshire are state of the art with excellent and extensive sport science laboratories giving you ample opportunity to use the cutting-edge equipment.
There are excellent opportunities for you to gain work experience through the extensive links the School has with the sport science and health and fitness employers.