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Public health, exercise and nutrition practitioners designed this course in collaboration with our academics. This makes the course ideal for those who are interested in the factors that influence our health. You will concentrate on the roles of physical activity, exercise and nutrition in the prevention and management of disease. Crucial topics, such as the public health system and communication skills, are also integrated into this course.
This exercise, nutrition and health degree aims to provide you with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes to allow you to improve the health of individuals, groups, communities and populations using:
You'll learn the fundamentals of exercise and nutrition science and how they relate to health and disease. Alongside this, we will ensure that you can apply this knowledge in a public health setting so you will learn about:
You will have the opportunity to gain industry recognised additional qualifications in:
Why choose this course?
What you'll study
The course has been developed with input from health professionals to ensure you have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills required to enhance your job prospects. You will have numerous opportunities to practice what you have learned including:
Learn a new language
Alongside your study you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.
Learning a new language can:
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology
This module provides the foundations of the key human systems (both anatomical and physiological) and their responses and adaptations to sport and exercise.
Foundations in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Examine the psychological consequences of engaging in sport and exercise, as well as the mental factors that impact on quality sport and exercise experiences.
Food and Healthy Eating
You will study food microbiology and food hygiene and the factors affecting the growth of foodborne microorganisms, food poisoning and recommendations to ensure high standards of food hygiene.
Principles of Training
This module provides essential information for working effectively and safely with the general population as well as special populations in a gym environment.
Learn the essential principles and concepts of nutrition, focussing upon the structure and function of nutrients, the effects of consumption and the methods for assessing nutritional intake and status.
Introduction to ResearchGet an overall perspective of the research process in the context of sport, exercise, health and leisure management, and learn the research skills necessary to successfully complete your studies.
This provides an opportunity to apply your knowledge of nutrition to a range of different circumstances across the lifespan.
Lifespan Active Health
You will study the effects of physical activity across the lifespan and the role of a physically active lifestyle in the prevention and management of a number of hypokinetic conditions.
Nutrition and Metabolism
Develop an understanding of nutrient metabolism and regulation, and through the use of case studies apply nutritional and healthy eating knowledge to the development of dietary recommendations.
Research Design and Analysis
Using enquiry based learning, students will continue to learn about the research process and gain an understanding and experience of how research is conducted within the field of exercise, nutrition and health.
Choose one module from:
Training Principles to Practice
You will have the opportunity to gain the industry recognised Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) Level 3 in Exercise Referral.
Through a short placement you will learn to apply, analyse and evaluate a range of vocationally relevant processes to enhance
your employability and prepare you for the world of work.
Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology
This module outlines, both theoretically and practically, how the body's structures and functions are altered by bouts of physical exercise, and how these concepts can be applied to training in order to enhance exercise tolerance and sport performance.
Practical Applications in Sport and Exercise Psychology
In this module, students develop the principles from Foundations in Sport and Exercise Psychology and relate them to sport, coaching, management and exercise contexts.
You have the option to undertake a one year work placements in industry. On successful completion you will gain an additional award - the Placement Diploma in Professional Practice.
Aetiology and Management of Disease
Starting with a review of the research techniques involved, emphasis is placed on the aetiological roles of physical activity / exercise and nutrition and how they are used to manage disease.
Health Principles to Practice
This module enables the acquisition of effective health practitioner skills through a series of case studies that include exercise, physical activity and nutrition.
Sport Project and Dissertation
You will produce an original and independent piece of work in a specialist area of sport science, coaching, exercise science or sport and leisure management depending on your focus of study.
Choose one module from:
Strength, Power and Endurance for Sport and Exercise
The module typically focuses on six topics related to applied exercise physiology and strength and conditioning research.
Applied Health Promotion
Students will develop the health promotion skills and knowledge gained in the Level 2 module, Health and Lifestyle, and apply them to a real-life setting by developing, researching, delivering and evaluating a novel health promotion campaign.
Choose one further module from:
Advanced Topics in Sport and Exercise Psychology
Students will become familiar with selected areas such as motivational climate, athletic identity, mental toughness, psychology of injury and morality in sport and the emphasis of this module will be placed on current primary research.
Focuses on the key elements of entrepreneurship which are essential for business start-ups. You will develop your knowledge of key theories and techniques associated with creativity and innovation.
Sport and Exercise NutritionThis module aims to provide the fundamental knowledge and understanding, that underpin the relationship between nutrition and exercise performance.
Child and Adolescent Growth, Health and Performance
This module will describe and critically evaluate the processes of growth and development in humans, and the potential impact of these on the current (and future) health and performance of the growing child and adolescent.
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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change
Careers and employability
Your career development
The number of people with physical inactivity and poor nutrition is rising. This means that the roles of the following are gaining an increasingly high profile:
The number of jobs in health related industries is also increasing.
Recent graduates from the BSc (Hons) Exercise, Nutrition and Health have gone on to secure the following positions:
Other roles which this course could lead to include:
Graduate salaries range from £10,000 - £30,000 per year.
On successful completion of the course, many graduates choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.
Excellent placement opportunities
You will have the option to undertake a year's work placement in industry. You will be visited and supported by your University tutor, and will be assigned a vocational training officer within your placement organisation. Successful completion of the year, along with the associated assessments (placement diary, placement report, and oral presentation), will result in the award of a Placement Diploma in Professional Practice.
Throughout your time with us you will have many opportunities through the placement and consultancy projects to:
Currently over twenty five health and related organisations support this course, providing you with invaluable industry experience, including:
What our students say
"I designed and ran a health promotion campaign for students on nutrition, and the positive feedback we received helped me to think about different career options. I also undertook a work placement which gave me invaluable experience of what it is like to work in a different setting and how my knowledge can benefit me in a job."
Victoria Evans, BSc (Hons) Exercise, Nutrition and Health
Notes about fees for this course
Once our 2018/19 fees have been set, they will be available on our fees and funding pages.
Getting in touch
For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service on telephone +44 (0)115 848 2494.While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.
We offer prestigious scholarships to new international students holding offers to study at the University.
What are we looking for?
Applicants without A-levels will have their qualifications assessed for subject compatibility. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please see UCAS Course Search for more details.
We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our UG and PG degrees. If you're not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.
If you are an international student who does not meet the direct entry requirements for this course, you can prepare for it at Nottingham Trent International College. Their Foundation Certificate in Science and Engineering (life sciences) offers students a guaranteed progression route to this degree on successful completion to the required level.
English language entry requirements
If English is not your first language you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.
Help and support
If you have any questions about your qualifications or about making an application to the University please contact our International Team for advice.
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The BSc (Hons) Exercise, Nutrition and Health degree course allows students to understand up to date, relevant sports science data in a hands-on job related environment with the most up to date equipment. I liked the fact that each course module was different, keeping each subject interesting, but with elements that allowed learning to overlap.
After finishing my undergraduate course I started looking for Masters Courses. I could not find a university with the same facilities and equipment that would help me achieve in the areas of sports science. Through my academic career I have developed the ability to apply scientific principles in the design, data collection and write up of nutrition/ physiology research projects.
All of my lecturers over my four years at Nottingham Trent University helped me with my studies, from drop in sessions, labs and lectures. They also helped me to achieve one publication and funding from the European Hydration Institute to begin research on another.
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During my social time I am also continuing to research within the areas of sports science and nutrition with the help from fellow lecturers to add more published research to my CV.
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