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BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Solent University
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
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About this program

BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

The role exercise and nutrition science plays in healthy ageing and disease reduction has become a focus for national health policy in recent times. Our BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science program seeks to respond to this trend and meet the industry’s need for highly-trained graduates with skills in clinical exercise rehabilitation, nutrition, psychology and health promotion.

Admission requirements

Candidates should be passionate about public health promotion and the positive impact that proper healthcare, exercise and nutrition can make on the lives of those with chronic or acute illness.

English language requirements

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are:

  • IELTS minimum 6.0 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component
  • TOEFL IBT minimum 80 with a minimum of 20 in each individual component
  • Duolingo English Language Test - 100 overall with minimum of 90 in each component
  • or equivalent.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year one

Core modules

  • Research Methods
  • Nutrition
  • Exercise Instruction
  • Public Health
  • Health and Exercise Psychology
  • Physiology and Assessment of Health

Year two

Core modules

  • Nutrition
  • Health and Exercise Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Research Methods



  • Personal Training
  • Health and Exercise Science

Year three

Core modules

  • Dissertation
  • Health and Exercise Psychology
  • Public Health


Continuing your pathways:

  • Personal Training
  • Health and Exercise Science

Scholarships & funding

Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria.

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the university website.


  • UK, EU and Channel Island full-time fees: £9,250 per year
  • International full-time fees: £13,800 per year
  • UK, EU and Channel Island placement year fee: £1,425
  • International placement year fee: £1,850

Continuing studies

After successfully completing your studies, there's an opportunity to continue your studies at Solent.

Career paths

You can expect to secure employment in any of the following roles or you will be perfectly placed to pursue higher-level study in a variety of disciplines

  • Clinical exercise specialist
  • Exercise rehabilitation specialist
  • Exercise referral co-ordinator
  • Personal trainer
  • Online fitness coach
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Exercise and well-being advisor (NHS, Nuffield, Spire etc.)
  • Physiotherapist assistant / Physiotherapist (MSc)
  • Clinical exercise physiologist (MSc)
  • Public health practitioner
  • Health and exercise development officer
  • Self-employment
  • MSc/PhD researcher/lecturer
  • Health promotion or public health practitioner
  • NHS health trainer
  • Nutritionist
  • Dietician (MSc)

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Solent University

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions. We’re focused on the practical side of higher education...

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Why study at Solent University

Everything we do at Solent is focused on you – your learning, your life, your career. We offer all of the skills, knowledge, and practical experience you’ll need – all the things employers are looking for. So, when you graduate, you’ll already feel like a professional.

  • Solent’s top areas of research and expertise are the creative and cultural industries, maritime and the environment, and sport, health and wellbeing.
  • Gain work experience with our in-house innovative student enterprises in retail, design and web, TV, music and radio production and event management.
  • Our lively student community is home to over 100 different nationalities – giving our campus and our classrooms a diverse, multicultural feel.

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Solent University

Solent University
E Park Terrace
SO14 0YN Southhampton
United Kingdom

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