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University of Salford

Exercise, Nutrition and Health

UCAS Code: CB69

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

Entry requirements


Minimum of two GCE A Levels. At least one science preferred (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Psychology, Sociology, Sport Science, PE) however applicants without one of these subjects will be considered on a case by case basis. GCE A Level General Studies is not accepted.

Any number of GCE AS Levels can be used to contribute to 112 UCAS tariff points requirement however must be combined with 2 full GCE A Levels (or equivalent qualification).

60 credits required in total, with 45 credits at level 3, the other 15 credits will be level 2 and will not be graded. Health & Science subjects preferred, applicants must also hold full separate GCSE Maths & English at grade C or 4 (or above).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

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At least one Science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, PE) is required but applicants without may be considered on a case by case basis. Applicants must hold English Language and Mathematics as composite parts of the IBDP.

112 UCAS points required. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O5 grade or above (C3 grade in old system). At least one Science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, PE) is preferable but applicants without will be considered on a case by case basis.

112 UCAS points required. Must include English, Mathematics and a Science at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O5 grade or above (C3 grade in old system). At least one Science subject (Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Psychology, Sociology, PE) is preferable but applicants without will be considered on a case by case basis.

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis. May be used in combination with other qualifications to contribute towards 112 UCAS tariff points requirement.

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

D,M,M

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

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

DMM

Science, Applied Science, Sport, Exercise or Health based subjects preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis.

Science/ Applied Science preferred, however applicants with relevant subjects will be considered on a case by case basis. May be used in combination with other qualifications to contribute towards 112 UCAS tariff points requirement.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,B

112 UCAS points from A/D grades . Advanced Highers may be combined with Highers to contribute to 112 Tariff Point requirement, A/D grade Highers considered.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B,B,B

112 UCAS points from A/D grades . Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 112 Tariff Point requirement, A/D grade Advanced Highers considered.

UCAS Tariff

112
86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Nutrition

Sport and exercise sciences

This course, which has been formally accredited by SportsCoachUK for entry on to the Register of Exercise Professionals, is designed to improve the health of the nation by developing knowledge around the areas of exercise physiology and exercise prescription and instruction, cardiac rehabilitation, eating behaviour and nutrition. You will become familiar with the factors that can affect the decision to exercise and how exercise programmes can be structured and implemented to enable an overall improvement in health. Whilst on this course, you will also have the opportunity to take gym instructor, personal trainer or exercise referral certification at no additional cost.

The ultimate aim of the course is to produce graduates who can work with a range of individuals in a variety of settings to improve health, fitness, wellness and quality of life.

Modules

During the first year of your studies you will have the opportunity to undertake modules such as Human Physiology, Exercise Design and Fitness Instruction as well as the Psychology of Exercise and Health. Your second year of study will focus on advancements within your field of study with modules that may include Nutrition for Exercise and Health, Advanced Exercise Instruction and Behaviour Change. As you progress into your third year on the course, you will complete modules such as Measurement and Evaluation of Fitness and Health, Eating Behaviour and Dietary Interventions as well as undertaking an Exercise Practitioner Placement.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Salford

Department:

School of Health 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.

80%
med
Sport and exercise sciences

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.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
77%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

95%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
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
78%
Male students
22%
Female students
63%
2:1 or above
32%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
E
C

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.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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.

£22,000
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Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
67%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

33%
Health professionals
27%
Therapy professionals
6%
Health associate professionals
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.

£16,800
low
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
76%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Sports and fitness occupations
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Childcare and related personal services
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.

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.

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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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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