BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science

University of Lincoln
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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About this program

BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science

Health and exercise professionals play an important role in tackling the health challenges we face as a society with a range of physical activity interventions.

The BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science degree at Lincoln aims to inspire and empower students to become confident and efficient professionals. It prepares students to work with a broad array of issues in the physical activity and health development sector.

The course is designed to develop students' knowledge and understanding of health, as well as the underpinning exercise science behind it. It aims to prepare students to support clients from a range of population groups, both physically and psychologically, and to prescribe evidence-based interventions according to individual requirements.

Admission requirements

Entry Requirements

A Level: BBC (UCAS Tariff points 112 from a minimum of 3 A levels) or equivalent qualifications

T Level: M

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent qualifications

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

A combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTEC, EPQ etc

Applicants will also need at least five GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English, Maths and a Science or sport related subject. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered.

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry. We will also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element.

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

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Program content

First Year

  • Foundations in Human Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Human Physiology
  • Introduction to Psychological Principles.
  • Physical Activity and Public Health
  • Research Skills

Second Year

  • Advanced Research Skills
  • Health Psychology
  • Promoting Physical Activity and Health
  • Psychology of Physical Activity

Third Year

  • Community Health Development
  • Dissertation

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.



Full Time

  • UK £9,250 per level
  • International: £16,200 per level


  • UK: £77.00 per credit point


Full Time

  • UK: £9,250 per level


  • UK: £77.00 per credit point


How You Study

In the first year, students can examine core theoretical components relevant to physical activity, exercise, and health. During the second and third years, this theory is put into practice, and vocationally relevant skills can be developed through workplace shadowing and practical assessments. The School will aim to cover all reasonable costs associated with local work placements, including travel.

The course supports students to develop applied skills in evaluating and assessing a range of clients. It encourages them to confidently provide suitable physical activity and healthy eating recommendations, and design, implement, and evaluate health promotion projects. It strives to give students an understanding of a broad array of components in local public health work.

Modules can include Physical Activity and Public Health; Promoting Physical Activity and Health; Nutrition for Health and Performance; Health Psychology; and Community Health Development.

Students can achieve industry recognition by completing optional modules in Exercise Instruction, Community Health Development, Personal Training, and Exercise Prescription for Health, and be recognised by the CIMSPA professional standard and potential membership to this professional body.

Career paths

Previous graduates have established careers in a variety of industries such as public and private healthcare, fitness, teaching, charity, and dietetics. Within these industries, you could consider a wide range of roles including exercise referral, obesity prevention, community engagement, NHS projects support, personal training, teaching, and charity work.

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University of Lincoln

Brayford Pool
LN6 7TS Lincoln

Phone no: +44 (0)1522 835 528

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