• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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Overview

The first course of its kind, this specialist degree will equip you with the skills to have a real impact on improving health and wellbeing in today’s society.

  • Prepare for a professional career in the wider exercise and health sector
  • Choose an innovative programme with a distinctive multidisciplinary approach
  • Enjoy unique work placement opportunities and build your network of contacts with our partner, the Derby City Move More Consortium, as well as many more local organisations, such as Disability Opportunities in Sport UK who run specialised basketball classes for individuals with varied disabilities  classes for individuals with learning disabilities and mental wellbeing
  • Gain practical experience working in different settings and with different clients
  • Strengthen your CV by achieving additional qualifications: level 2 gym instructor qualification  and level 3 personal trainer qualification

This course has been designed and developed in collaboration with Derby City Council to provide you with the holistic skills you need for a career in all aspects of health and exercise promotion.

Careers

The Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health (Hons) course from University of Derby  is designed to make you highly employable. You will graduate with the applied experience, knowledge and professionalism you need for a variety of careers related to community development, nutrition and healthy eating promotion, health improvement, exercise referral and lifestyle management. Along with your subject-specific knowledge, you’ll graduate with a wide range of transferable skills – such as communication, problem-solving, research and presentation skills – which will stand you in good stead wherever your career takes you.

You could secure employment with a wide range of organisations including the NHS, local councils and public health agencies. With postgraduate teacher training, there are opportunities to go into educational careers too.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
    • Duration description

      Up to 6 years. 

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Academic and Applied Skills for Sport and Exercise
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Principles of Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health
  • Introduction to Anatomy for Sport and Exercise
  • Principles of Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Professional Placement
  • Research Methods for Sport and Exercise
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Lifestyle and Behaviour Change
  • Physiological Assessment for Sport, Exercise and Health
  • Nutrition for Public Health
  • Independent Study in Sport and Exercise
  • International Public Health Nutrition
  • Biomedical Implications for Exercise, Activity and Health
  • Applied Exercise Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    56

    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • UCAS points - 120 (up to 16 from AS-levels)
  • Specific requirements at GCSE - GCSE Maths and English Grade C/Grade 4 (or above) or equivalent qualification

Alternative entry qualifications:

  • BTEC - DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - 60 credits: 45 at level 3 with a minimum of Dist: 15 Merit: 24 Pass: 6

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14045 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14045 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • Part-time UK/EU students - £1,155 per module

Living costs for Derby

  • 540 - 860 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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