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Health and Exercise Science and Physical Education, Sport and Youth Development

Please note: this programme is not currently taking applications for 2019/20 entry.


Health and Exercise Science

The importance of maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is increasingly calling for highly-skilled and practically adept graduates in the health sector.

The degree's emphasis on practical learning will prepare you to enter a wide range of vocational careers. It will explore in-depth issues relating to health promotion through lifestyle and behavioural changes, distinguishing it from more traditional sport science programmes that focus on sport performance.

BLOG: How a degree in Health and Exercise Science can support social prescribing

In recent BBC news headlines, the NHS announced that 1,000 more “social prescribers” are to be trained to prescribe social activities like exercise classes to support GP’s and help reduce their workload. Read the full blog post...

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Physical Education, Sport and Youth Development

Physical Education, Sport and Youth Development ensures that you are equipped for many different roles within the sports industry. This is done by undertaking work-based opportunities and additional sporting qualifications that will further enable them to stand out in the job market.

The degree explores the practical application of physical education and sports coaching as well as wider contemporary considerations associated with the industry such as philosophy, sociology, performance analysis and sports development. It also focuses on providing you with a critical understanding of the physical, social, pedagogical and educational aspects of Physical Education and Sport.

We aim for you to gain both knowledge and an understanding of applying innovative ideas to their coaching and teaching practice.

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