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University of Wolverhampton

Exercise and Health

UCAS Code: CB69

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

A Levels, minimum grade CCC

Access to HE Diploma full award 60 credits

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

DM

BTEC QCF Diploma grade DM

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

MMP

BTEC QCF Extended Diploma grade MMP

UCAS Tariff

96
86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Sport and exercise sciences

The BSc (Hons) Exercise and Health course prepares you for a wide variety of careers in exercise and health promotion, and the wider health and fitness industry. Many graduates set up their own business or enter the teaching profession. For those already working in exercise and health promotion or the wider health and fitness industry, the course has a strong clinical focus helping you to develop additional skills related to working with clinical populations.The course is accredited by Skills Active/ Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), and completion of aspects of the course allows you to gain REPs qualifications in addition to your degree. REPs is an independent, public register which recognises the qualifications and expertise of exercise instructors in the UK. REPs provides a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the health and fitness industrys agreed National Occupational Standards. This provides assurance and confidence to the public and employers that all professionals on the Register are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform their role effectively.The additional qualifications that you will gain alongside your degree are the REPs L2 Gym Instructor, L3 Personal Trainer and L3 GP Referral awards. You will develop expertise in a range of issues relating to personal training including nutrition, anatomy, advanced training techniques, and designing/delivering personal training sessions.While you study the GP Referral qualification you will explore a wide range of chronic and lifestyle diseases/conditions, their cause and development and approaches for successful intervention. You will learn about the Exercise Referral Scheme and the role of the Department of Health and National Health Service.You will learn about:how to promote physical activity and health,behaviour change and management,health and lifestyle screening and fitness testing,how to plan, deliver and evaluate an exercise prescription,As well as how to rehabilitate people with conditions such as:orthopaedic diseases arthritis and osteoporosis,cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension and coronary heart disease,metabolic diseases such as diabetes,pulmonary diseases such as asthma,raised cholesterol and obesity,and many other common conditions.On completion of the BSc (Hons) Exercise and Health you will therefore benefit from both a degree, and additional qualifications that are recognised within the health and fitness industry.Exercise and physical activity are only one of the key pillars of Public Health England's strategy - if you are interested in a broader study of public health you may be interested in our BSc Public Health degreeThe BSc (Hons) Exercise and Health is just one of an exciting range of courses on offer at the University of Wolverhamptons Institute of Sport. Why not come and visit us at one of our Open Days.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Wolverhampton

Department:

Institute of Sport and Human 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.

77%
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.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

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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.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
23%
Male students
77%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
88%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
88%
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

83%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
71%
Male students
29%
Female students
51%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

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.

98%
med
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

29%
Therapy professionals
17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
17%
Caring personal services
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.

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.

£16,000
low
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
93%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

24%
Sports and fitness occupations
8%
Childcare and related personal services
7%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

Sorry, no information to show

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

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

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

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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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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