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St Mary's University, Twickenham

Health and Exercise Science

UCAS Code: B900

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

Pass Access to Higher Education Diploma with 60 credits

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104

72 points must be made up of a B and C grade at A2 including PE or Science and not including General Studies. The remaining 32 points may be made up using any qualifications including General Studies.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Others in subjects allied to medicine

The programme offers two pathways, Community and Clinical Exercise Science. The Community pathway focuses on health and exercise promotion in community settings. The Clinical Exercise Science pathway will focus both on assessment and application of health and exercise promotion for people who have chronic conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Both pathways provide opportunity for work placement modules.

Modules

At Level 4 modules are offered that introduce the major theoretical principles in: anatomy, physiology, nutrition, health psychology, exercise testing and physical activity instruction, health promotion and research methods. Single Honours students will be given the opportunity to decide which of the two pathways ('Community' or 'Clinical Exercise Science') they wish to follow at the end of Level 4 of study. At Level 5 you begin to specialise. Modules offered on both pathways will include biology related to health and physical activity, health psychology, physical activity across the lifespan, aetiology of chronic diseases, nutrition related to health and research methods. You will build on your knowledge from by probing more deeply into relevant principles and theory. In year 3 you focus on advanced issues in a range of applied areas with the aim of exploring and evaluating solutions to specific health problems based on lifestyle interventions in a variety of community settings.

The Uni


Course location:

St Mary's University, Twickenham

Department:

Sport, Health and Applied Sciences

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.

73%
low
Others in subjects allied to medicine

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.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

89%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
54%
Male students
46%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

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.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

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.

£20,000
low
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

50%
Health associate professionals
11%
Sports and fitness occupations
7%
Public services and other associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

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