Dr Melissa Bargh - Programme Leader
"I teach across several undergraduate and postgraduate modules, primarily Physiology and Nutrition within the School of Sport and Exercise Science. I am also Programme Leader for Health and Exercise Science BSc. My passion is to enhance learning by integrating theory and practice to help students become capable and competent practitioners."Academic Staff List
Welcome to BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science
CIMPSA Endorsed programme
This programme is endorsed by The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) for Health Navigator, Gym Instructor, and Personal Trainer. This endorsement demonstrates the University's commitment to ensuring students' teaching and learning is aligned to industry standards.
For a student to register with CIMSPA and arrange certification for professional standards gained during this degree, a small administration charge would be required. Please visit the CIMPSA website above for details.
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
Entry Requirements 2023-24
How you are assessed
The University of Lincoln’s Human Performance Centre offers excellent facilities to meet the academic needs of our students. We have dedicated practical and teaching spaces which include physiology laboratories, designated psychology laboratory, and consultation suites alongside specific practical spaces to support exercise instruction and referral work.
Interviews and Applicant Days
We may interview applicants on occasions where the applicant has a non-traditional background, falling short of the standard entry requirements but with relevant work experience and professional qualifications.
Is This Course Right For Me?
You should consider this degree if you are interested in:
- Helping others to improve their health and wellbeing by improving or maintaining levels of physical activity.
- Learning in an applied way and dealing with real-world scenarios.
What you may gain from the course:
- The opportunity to learn from staff who maintain their expertise in the subject area through industrial experience and research in fields such as exercise referral, community physical activity interventions, and health promotion.
- A vocational degree developed in conjunction with employers, which aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills that are relevant and valuable in the industry.
- A variety of employment prospects.
Previous graduates have established careers in a variety of industries such as public and private healthcare, fitness, teaching, charity, and dietetics.
Within these industries, graduates could consider a wide range of roles including, but not limited to: exercise referral, obesity prevention, community engagement, NHS projects support, personal training, teaching, and charity work.
Other graduates of this programme have also chosen to progress to further study.
"My degree included shadowing real-world health promotion programmes and working with a range of clients to meet their health and fitness needs. This has helped me to advance an array of skills."Georgia Clay, School of Sport and Exercise Science graduate
What We Look For In Your Application
- A good academic profile.
- An evidenced interest in health and fitness through volunteering or participation.
- Transferable skills such as communication, leadership, and team work.
"I chose this course because the wide range of modules allow you to select your favourite subjects and tailor to your interests as you go along. I've enjoyed opportunities to get involved in real-world health promotion in the workplace, the community, and schools and work with actual clients."Dona Hall, BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science
During your studies, students can undertake work placements, which offer an ideal opportunity to put their learned theory into practice. The School of Sport and Exercise Science has excellent professional links with regional Public Health, NHS services, local authorities, state, and private schools, as well as the fitness industry.
Previous students have participated in delivering health checks, provided advice at Lincolnshire Police offices and wellbeing van, the Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue wellbeing conference, and have also worked with dementia-friendly golf services.
The University's Work Opportunities Hub looks to identify suitable placements for students and is available to support students who seek to enhance their studies by engaging with a variety of work settings. This may be as part of their programme or as an activity during term-time or holidays.
Visit Us in Person
The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.Book Your Place
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