This course combines disciplines in the study of health, exercise and wellbeing. Its research-focused approach provides cutting-edge knowledge for practitioners to meet the needs of the contemporary workforce.
This course is of interest to anyone working in the areas of preventative health, fitness and well being associated environments. This includes sports science, gyms, mental health and community agencies, primary healthcare and leisure professionals and practitioners working in established areas where the focus of the client group is on exercise and well being.
This course will appeal to a range of wellness professionals and practitioners wanting to progress their expertise to (Master's) level enabling them to seek work across the health exercise and well being sectors. It will benefit those who are looking to extend their educational /academic skills and knowledge in relation to Health Exercise and Wellbeing, and will contribute to continuing professional development.
The course adopts a cross disciplinary approach to studying health exercise and well being. It will explore issues around Health and Well being, using multiple theoretical perspectives drawn from sports science and nutrition, applied social sciences, public health policy and health sciences.
The course adopts a modular structure which is related to the work related needs of students. Students will be able to develop research skills in their particular area of interest and will be encouraged to contribute to the body of knowledge in that particular topic and will be encouraged to relate this to client focussed practice, through the work based and related assessment structure, this enhancing practice and employability.
The course will be delivered either part-time over two years or full-time over one year with a combination of face to face contact, independent study and distance learning opportunities.
Home - £6,950; International - £9,100
There will thee exit points from the programme: Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits), Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) and MSc (180 credits). The modules to gain the postgraduate certificate and postgraduate diploma:
MSc: The MSc Health, exercise and Wellbeing will be awarded on successful completion of the requirements for the postgraduate diploma above and a 60 credit dissertation
Start date: TBC
Duration: One Year full-time, two years part-time.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
A typical offer will include Applicants would normally have achieved 2.1 in a relevant degree, related areas could include health, sport science, youth and community studies, social sciences , nursing, occupational health, outdoor sports, complementary therapy, mental health, art therapy, dance. Alternatively, candidates with professional fitness sector qualifications and directly relevant work experience will be considered. For those working in the wellbeing industry for non-native speakers of English: IELTS 6.5 overall, 6.5 in writing is required
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
Our vision at Bucks New University is to be a leading professional and creative influence, shaping higher education for the benefit of people and employers. Within a caring and supportive environment, we deliver high-quality scholarship, as well as focused research and professional practice.