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Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
With the BSc Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University you’ll study the theory and practice of promoting healthy behaviours such as physical activity, and participate in community engagement activities in different environments with a wide range of service users.
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This is a BSc Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University that will make you think differently about the world and the community around you. For example, did you know that if you teach a primary school child the very simple skill of catching a ball, they are more likely to be coordinated, to enjoy team sports in high school and to be active throughout their whole life; and so less likely to be overweight and unhealthy?

In Year One, the emphasis is on the use of physical activity to improve people’s lives. You will study physiology and anatomy, and apply this knowledge in practical work in fitness settings both indoors and outside. You will lead groups to develop your personal skills in working with others, which will create a foundation for developing as a coach and mentor in later years of the course.

In Year Two, you will study health issues in the community. Exploring issues together with input from community groups will expand your understanding of real-world problems related to health and inequalities. All the skills and knowledge for working as a personal trainer and in exercise referral will be covered, including an introduction to healthy eating, food and nutrition.


Where do you want to make a difference to the lives of the people in your community? Look there, and that’s where you’ll make the first steps on the road to a successful career. Recent graduates are putting their passion into action in voluntary organisations, the NHS, charities, local authorities and the sports and leisure industries. 

You could also develop your studies further at QMU on our MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-Registration) or MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-Registration). You may also study other areas such as community development or management.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    • Duration description

      2/3 years

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Physical Activity (Gym Instructor)
  • Physical Activity Through the Lifespan
  • Practical Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
  • Cell Biology & Human Physiology
  • Interprofessional Education 1: Teams and Team Working
  • Key Investigative Skills 
  • Communication for Professional and Personal Development

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Higher: BBB
  • A Level: BB
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H2 H2 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 26 points
  • Required Subjects: Normally English, Maths and Biol at Higher/A Level or equivalent AND Biol, Maths and Eng at S/Int2/N5/GCSE level.
  • Mature/Access: SWAP Access to Science, or Nursing. We also welcome applications from mature students with relevant qualifications in Health and Social Care, Fitness Health and Exercise and related vocational experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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RUK FT fees: 9,250 GBP


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