Health and exercise science addresses the causes, prevention and management of chronic diseases using physical activity and health promotion strategies as tools to improve health and wellbeing. The programme includes added exercise and health related vocational qualifications.
Why study Health and Exercise Science?
There are currently two pathways offered on this programme, a community or clinical pathway. The importance of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is increasingly calling for highly skilled and practically adept graduates in the health sector.
The knowledge and skills you will gain from this degree, which has an emphasis on practical learning, will prepare you to enter a wide array of career pathways in vocational areas.
Why St Mary's?
Our staff are student-centred and interested in your holistic development. The programme is a relatively new innovation, addressing the growing need to improve the health of an increasingly sedentary population.
A range of traditional - as well as more innovative - teaching methods are used on the programme including lectures, seminars, student-led presentations, work-based learning and workshops and tutorials.
Modules are assessed in a variety of ways, including continuous coursework assessment, timed essays, research and laboratory reports, oral and poster presentations and written examinations.
- Added vocational qualifications at no extra cost
- Good employability prospects in the health sector/allied health fields
- Dedicated and knowledgeable student-centred teaching team
- Study as part of a flexible Joint Honours degree
- Taught on our historic Strawberry Hill campus