Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health BScUCAS Code: C605|Duration: 3|Full Time|Hope Park|UCAS Campus Code: L46
Work placement opportunities|International students can apply|Study Abroad opportunities
ABOUT THE COURSE
Please note: this course is available for 2022/23 entry only
Our Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health degree is a programme of study that will give you the skills and knowledge to make a real-life impact on improving the health and wellbeing of individuals in our communities. The course will give you an in-depth understanding of the role of physical activity and nutrition on obtaining optimal health and wellbeing.
Based within the School of Health Sciences, you will have full access to the multi-million pound Health Sciences Building and its dedicated and well-equipped teaching labs and research spaces. You will be taught by widely published, research-active academics, who will bring you an enhanced learning experience and facilitate your scholarly development. Small-sized, student-centred teaching sessions are a feature at Liverpool Hope and you will benefit from this through greater opportunities for practical work and the application of knowledge to real-world scenarios.Our Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health degree is a programme of study that will give you the skills and knowledge to make a real-life impact on improving the health and wellbeing of individuals in our communities. The course will give you an in-depth understanding of the role of physical activity and nutrition on obtaining optimal health and wellbeing.
Teaching on this degree is structured into lectures, where all students are taught together, seminars of smaller groups of around 15-20 students, and tutorials which typically have no more than 10 students. You will also have the opportunity to have a one-to-one meeting with your tutor each week. On top of teaching hours, first year students have a fieldwork placement for three days at our Plas Caerdeon outdoor education facility in North Wales.
In your first year of study, there are approximately 12 teaching hours each week, which reduces to approximately 10 teaching hours in your second and third years. On top of usual teaching hours, you are also expected to spend approximately 30 hours studying independently each week, as well as studying in groups to prepare for any group assessments that you may have.
ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK
During your degree, you will have a number of coursework assessments with two exams in the summer term being taken at the end of each academic year (Years 1, 2 and 3). These exams are worth 33% of the first year and 25% of the second and third years.
Assessments are wide-ranging in design and format, enabling you as the learner to excel. Assessment types include scientific/laboratory reports, critiques, essays, individual and group oral presentations, portfolios, case studies, and practical laboratory tests. We provide comprehensive online feedback for all coursework and future support for every piece of coursework, with the opportunity to discuss this further with academics if required. In your third year, you will complete an independent research dissertation (worth 25% of your final year), allowing you to specialise in a particular topic of interest, whilst being guided through the process by an expert in the field.
The course content is structured into two 60 credit elements each year, consisting of a core element in Human Sciences for Physical Activity and Health, and the second 60 credit element - Core Studies in Nutrition.
All areas of study are grounded in their application to the ‘real world’, so you will spend a considerable amount of time understanding how to work within Exercise Science and Nutritional Science laboratories, gaining a significant amount of hands-on experience with the latest equipment.
Introduction to Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health
Your first year introduces you to the key disciplines that underpin physical activity, health and nutrition science. You will study functional anatomy and exercise physiology, and learn about the measurement of physical activity and its relationship with health. You will also study nutritional biochemistry, gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology, macronutrients and micronutrients, fluid and energy balance, alcohol and non-nutritive substances, food labelling, nutrient composition of foods, food safety and hygiene and, theoretical and practical aspects of dietary modifications.
Your first year also introduces you to essential transferable skills for success in your degree and future careers. By the end of the first year, you will have gained skills in researching information, problem solving, academic writing, referencing, numeracy and data analysis
Explorations in Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health
Your second year of studies advances your knowledge on the relationships between physical activity, nutrition and health. You will study the psychology of behaviour change and health psychology; there will be a focus on physical activity health promotion and strategies to engage inactive individuals and populations in physical activity. You will also study assessment of nutritional status, nutrition and lifecycle, nutrition in relation to socioeconomic factors, ethnicity, religion, and basic nutritional epidemiology and public health nutrition.
You will continue to extend your practical development of laboratory and practical skills, including measurement and data interpretation, and will study research methods/statistics to prepare you for the Honours-level research project.
Advanced Studies in Physical Activity, Nutrition & Health
Your third year of studies focuses on clinical disease in relation to physical activity and nutrition. You will study aetiology and epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and the role that physical activity and nutrition play on prevention and treatment of disease. You will have the option to study specialist seminars in topics related to physical activity, nutrition and health such as "exercise and cardiovascular health" and "psychology of health and exercise".
You will continue developing the more advanced core skills including laboratory and research techniques. You will also complete a supervised research dissertation.
During the August/September admissions period we are able to offer some flexibility in our entry requirements for courses that still have vacancies.
We are also offering a Foundation Year on many of our courses for students who have the ability and enthusiasm to study for a degree, but do not yet have the qualification level to enter directly onto our degree programmes.
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This degree will equip graduates to go into a variety of careers related to community development, nutrition and healthy eating promotion, health improvement, exercise referral and lifestyle management. Graduates could secure employment with a wide range of organisations including the NHS and private healthcare, local councils, charities and public health agencies, as well as entrepreneurial opportunities in health and fitness promotion.
The course would also be a prerequisite for further study in several disciplines such as physiotherapy, physicians associate, and dietetics.
At Liverpool Hope, you will be supported throughout your degree through tutor and self-directed learning, allowing you to become self-aware, proactive and motivated in your academic and life goals. Therefore, our degree also opens the door to a wide range of general non-science graduate careers such as business, management and finance.
The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component. Find out more on our Service and Leadership Award page.
As part of your degree, you can choose to spend either a semester or a full year of study at one of our partner universities as part of our Study Abroad programme. Find out more on our Study Abroad page.
The tuition fees for the 2021/22 academic year are £9,250 for full-time undergraduate courses.
If you are a student from the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, your tuition fees will also be £9,250.
The University reserves the right to increase Home and EU Undergraduate and PGCE tuition fees in line with any inflationary or other increase authorised by the Secretary of State for future years of study.
We have a range of scholarships to help with the cost of your studies. Visit our scholarships page to find out more.
INTERNATIONAL TUITION FEES
The International Tuition fees for 2021/22 are £11,400.
Visit our International fees page for more information.
This degree is only available to study as a Single Honours.