About the courseThis is an innovative course designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in improving health, increasing psychical activity and encouraging healthy lifestyles for a variety of individuals in the general population. National governing bodies and organisations such as Sport England and UK Active alongside the UK government have expressed a need for this type of physical activity and health experts. Graduates from the course will be qualified to provide exercise prescription, health advice and physical activity promotion to individuals who need it the most in the community. It will provide students with the practical and theoretical skills necessary to be a health and exercise practitioner.The course is designed to create an exciting opportunity for you to gain an understanding of Health and Exercise Science, while developing your experience within community projects associated with physical activity and health. This will be achieved through studying nutrition, physiology and psychology, before specific units covering advanced applied exercise principles and practice, testing and exercise for clinical populations, community programme project and physical activity for obesity and diabetes.The special feature of this course is that is had embedded within it the necessary foundation knowledge, skills and application for the professional accreditation with a number of bodies, including the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) and Chartered Institute of Management for Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) qualifications. This will give you licence to work as an exercise practitioner within the exercise industry, whilst also learning the skills required to be a Health and Exercise Specialist.
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You must have successfully completed an United Kingdom Year 12 (or equivalent senior secondary school qualification) Equivalent qualifications may also include a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades. Meetin
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AboutThe University of Bedfordshire is a public university situated in Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, England. The university has roots from 1882, however, it gained university status in 1992 as University of Luton. Then changed the name to the University of Bedfordshire in 2006 by the approval of the Privy Council by merging the University of Luton and the Bedford campus of De Montfort University.
The university is sprawled across six campuses; there are 4 campuses in Bedfordshire, in Luton and Bedford, 2 campuses in Buckinghamshire, in Aylesbury (for the students of Midwifery and Nursing) and in Milton Keynes (for business studies, telecommunications and electronic engineering). The university had entered the Research Assessment Exercise in 2008 and had achieved a GPA of 2.087 with 34.7 percent internationally.
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Bedford Campus - University of Bedfordshire
University of Bedfordshire Pollhill Avenue Bedford MK41 9EAOpen in maps See all courses at this campus
The Bedford campus has lots of green open spaces while being very close to Bedford town centre and local amenities. It boasts our Gateway building, a three-storey building that offers high-quality teaching spaces, informal learning spaces, lecture theatres and a new student services centre. In the Campus Centre you can find both of the campus Theatres as well as the main campus Café while in the surrounding buildings you can find our Physical Education and Sport Science Centre which was used to train athletes in the 2012 Olympics, Teacher Education Centre, four dance studios, campus gym, our four-storey campus library and a newly refurbished Students Union social space that holds a variety of student events such as pub quizzes, live music and various themed club nights.