BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science
University of Lincoln
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Health and exercise professionals play an important role in tackling the health challenges we face as a society with a range of physical activity interventions.
The BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science degree at Lincoln aims to inspire and empower students to become confident and efficient professionals. It prepares students to work with a broad array of issues in the physical activity and health development sector.
The course is designed to develop students' knowledge and understanding of health, as well as the underpinning exercise science behind it. It aims to prepare students to support clients from a range of population groups, both physically and psychologically, and to prescribe evidence-based interventions according to individual requirements.
CIMPSA Endorsed program
This programme is endorsed by The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) for Health NavigatInstructorsor, Gym Instructor, and Personal Trprogramainer. This endorsement demonstrates the University's commitment to ensuring students' teaching and learning is aligned with industry standards. For a student to register with CIMSPA and arrange certification for professional standards gained during this degree, a small administration charge would be required.
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How You Study
In the first year, students can examine core theoretical components relevant to physical activity, exercise, and health. During the second and third years, this theory is put into practice, and vocationally relevant skills can be developed through workplace shadowing and practical assessments. The School will aim to cover all reasonable costs associated with local work placements, including travel.
The course supports students to develop applied skills in evaluating and assessing a range of clients. It encourages them to confidently provide suitable physical activity and healthy eating recommendations, and design, implement and evaluate health promotion projects. It strives to give students an understanding of a broad array of components in local public health work.
Modules can include Physical Activity and Public Health; Promoting Physical Activity and Health; Nutrition for Health and Performance; Health Psychology; and Community Health Development.
Students can achieve industry recognition by completing optional modules in Exercise Instruction, Community Health Development, Personal Training, and Exercise Prescription for Health, and be recognised by the CIMSPA professional standard and potential membership to this professional body.
- Foundations in Human Nutrition (Core)
- Fundamentals of Human Physiology (Core)
- Introduction to Psychological Principles. (Core)
- Physical Activity and Public Health (Core)
- Research Skills (Core)
- Advanced Research Skills (Core)
- Health Psychology (Core)
- Promoting Physical Activity and Health (Core)
- Psychology of Physical Activity (Core)
- Applied Exercise Physiology (Option)†
- Applied Health Physiology (Option)†
- Exercise Instruction (Option)†
- Nutrition for Health and Performance (Option)†
- Study Abroad (Option)†
- Work Placement Year (Option)†
- Dissertation (Core)
- Advanced Sport and Exercise Nutrition (Option)†
- Community Health Development (Option)†
- Counselling and Guidance Skills (Option)†
- Exercise Prescription for Health (Option)†
- Personal Training (Option)†
- Special Populations (Option)†
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How You Are Assessed
A variety of assessment methods are used at each level of the course to evaluate learning outcomes and students' ability to collect, organise, analyse and interpret data. These may include presentations, critical reflections, portfolios, exams, practical assessments within the community and a dissertation.
Scholarships and Funding
For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships.
Previous graduates have established careers in a variety of industries such as public and private healthcare, fitness, teaching, charity, and dietetics. Within these industries, you could consider a wide range of roles including exercise referral, obesity prevention, community engagement, NHS projects support, personal training, teaching, and charity work.
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