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Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing

UCAS Code: 4F56

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

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About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Exercise for health

Modern sedentary lifestyles shorten lifespan and are responsible for worldwide increases in non-communicable diseases. Physical activity is an overlooked, but fundamental, component of human health and wellbeing, and current research shows that for a healthy life, we need to be doing more physical activity, more often. This new multidisciplinary course is focussed on developing the skills and knowledge needed for working with others to improve their health and wellbeing. The emphasis is on the use of physical activity to improve people’s lives; such as supervised exercise for general fitness, weight loss or other health gain, helping someone go for a walk, or attend a dance class, or simply give advice.

Modules

Year One modules
• Introduction to Physical Activity (Gym Instructor)
• Physical Activity Through the Lifespan
• Practical Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
• Cell Biology & Human Physiology
• Interprofessional Education 1: Teams and Team Working
• Key Investigative Skills 1
• Communication for Professional and Personal Development

Year Two modules
• Exercise Prescription for Health and Wellbeing
• Interprofessional Education 2: Professional Roles and Interprofessional Teamwork
• Sustainable Health Behaviour Change
• Determinants of Health
• Health Issues in the Community

Year Three modules
• Dissertation
• Interprofessional Education 3: Interprofessional Working and Person-centred Care
• Public Health Practice
• Health Education and Promotion
• Health Entrepreneurship
• Integrating Module 3 – Contemporary Practice in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing
• Psychosocial Aspects of Health Behaviour Change
• Volunteering and Community Engagement Year Three

Year Four modules
• Honours Project
• Research Process
• Volunteering and Community Engagement Year Four
• Understanding Leadership
• Sustainable consumption
• Integrating Module 4 — Employability in Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing

The modules listed here are correct at time of posting (Feb 2018) but may differ slightly to those offered in 2019. Please check the website for any updates.

The Uni


Course location:

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
37%
Male students
63%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Biological and sport 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.

96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

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