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Leeds Trinity University

Exercise, Health and Nutrition

UCAS Code: C6Y9

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

104

GCSEs in English language, maths and science at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

82%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Nutrition

Sport and exercise sciences

Health and welfare

Are you passionate about educating people about the role that nutrition can play in fuelling the body and preventing diseases?

Population weight levels, eating and exercise habits are constantly changing. As they do, the health implications are becoming more apparent. Develop the skills and experience to help people live healthier lifestyles with our Exercise, Health and Nutrition degree.

You'll study the role that exercise and nutrition play in the maintenance of good health and the prevention of disease. You'll get a thorough and theoretical grounding in how exercise and nutrition influence health – positively and negatively – as well as developing the practical skills to improve people's exercise habits and nutrition.

We'll explore anatomy and physiology of the body alongside the psychology and sociology of exercise and health behaviours. You'll gain the confidence to effectively communicate and promote health issues and you'll get the opportunity to study for additional professional qualifications. These include gym-based instructor and personal training fitness qualifications, as well as an Exercise Referral qualification which will allow you to register on to Level 3 of the Register for Exercise Professionals (REPs). We've also partially mapped the course content to the core competency requirements for registration as an Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

Putting theory into practice, you'll complete two professional work placements as part of your degree and you'll have the opportunity to study abroad at one of our international partner universities.

**Placement opportunities**
?We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

You'll graduate with at least 11 weeks' professional experience thanks to the two professional placements included in your degree. You could complete your placements in the UK or abroad. Recent students have worked on HIV- awareness projects for international charities in countries such as Rwanda, Cameroon, Uganda and Kenya.

**Graduate opportunities**
You'll be well-prepared for a range of careers in public health, health promotion in the NHS or local authorities, and any roles in the sport, fitness and leisure industries that focus on nutrition and weight management. A strength of this degree is its diversity – our students have found employment in all three areas: health promotion, nutrition advisors, exercise referral specialists, personal trainers, teaching and sports coaches.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Health and Nutrition

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

47%
low
Nutrition
72%
low
Sport and exercise sciences
62%
low
Health and welfare

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nutrition and dietetics

Teaching and learning

53%
Staff make the subject interesting
64%
Staff are good at explaining things
60%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
49%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

77%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
23%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
49%
Male students
51%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
B
C

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

68%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

76%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
C

Health studies

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

82%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
13%
Male students
87%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nutrition and dietetics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

94%
low
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is the subject you need to study if you want to become a dietician — an important job in the country’s healthcare sector, and the single most common job for nutrition graduates. We don’t have many graduates in nutrition every year and with the population becoming more aware of health and well-being and with many medical needs being addressed by the application of specific diets, this is likely to be an area of increasing demand in the future.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£15,142
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
97%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

25%
Sports and fitness occupations
16%
Childcare and related personal services
13%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

Health and social care

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,200
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
10%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nutrition

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Health and welfare

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£14k

£14k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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