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University of Bath

Health and Exercise Science with Professional Placement

UCAS Code: C611

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B-A*,A,C

AAB or A*BB or A*AC in three A levels. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement. A level Alternative offer ABB ABB in three A levels plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:6

33 credits at Distinction A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 33 credits achieved at Distinction and 6 credits achieved at Merit or above.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1-D2,D3,M3

D3, D3, M1 or D2, M1, M1 or D2, D3, M3 in three principal subjects. Cambridge Pre-U Alternative offer D3, M1, M1 D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects plus one of: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate If you receive an offer for this course and are studying one of these qualifications you will be given both the typical and alternative offer.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

36

36 points overall and 6, 6, 5 in three Higher Level subjects.

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

D*DD

D*DD in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF), BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF) or Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB in two Advanced Highers plus AAABB in five Scottish Highers.

UCAS Tariff

104-136

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

88%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Exercise for health

Understand the role of physical activity and exercise on health and wellbeing. Prepare yourself for a range of careers in the health sector, whether promoting health at an individual or population level.

This course combines science, social science and public health. You will develop your understanding of health determinants and investigate the impact of physical activity, diet and other lifestyle behaviours on health.

This degree has three core themes running throughout:

Exercise Science provides a fundamental, interdisciplinary understanding of human function
Behavioural Medicine explores how we can use the principles of exercise science to promote health, or treat and prevent disease
Public Health investigates the determinants of population health, focusing particularly on the role of physical activity and lifestyle in the health of a population
Through these core themes you will apply your knowledge to health and exercise settings and understand their relevance in current practice. Some of the topics you will cover include:

clinical and functional assessment techniques
epidemiology
exercise prescription
health technologies
nutrition
social health inequalities
sports medicine
research methods
You will be prepared for a range of careers including public health, rehabilitation, physician’s assistant, community sports, health promotion, health policy and exercise science.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Health

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.

83%
med
Exercise for health

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

80%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
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
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A

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.

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.

£20,700
high
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
99%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Sports and fitness occupations
10%
Natural and social science professionals
10%
Sales, marketing and related associate 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.

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