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BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science BSc (Hons) Health and Exercise Science

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Welcome to 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.

Welcome to 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.

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, Personal Training, and Exercise Prescription for Health, and be recognised on the Register for Exercise Professionals.

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.

Find out More

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, Personal Training, and Exercise Prescription for Health, and be recognised on the Register for Exercise Professionals.

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.

Find out More

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of Sport and Exercise Science

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme.  We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year. 

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, practicals and lab sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence.  At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

The School of Sport and Exercise Science aims to ensure that applied practice is embedded within our programmes and this may be in the form of classes in labs, clinical settings, or the sports hall. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, practical sessions, and lab teaching. Whilst the pattern may vary across modules, the principle of a mix of face-to-face and online provision will be maintained across your programme of study.

Practical classes will be in appropriate sized groups to accommodate social distancing in line with the Government guidance and will provide engaging and applied learning. If recommended you may be required to wear PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in some practical classes to ensure safety and the School will provide any necessary PPE for practical and applied work. Module Co- ordinators will choose the approach that best suits their module. As a School, we are noted for our student-centred curriculum which is underpinned by real world experiences including placements. It is intended that these will continue and we will engage with stakeholders to ensure that wherever possible we can provide opportunities for you in the community to support your studies. The courses will be assessed by a range of methods including coursework, presentations and examinations, some of which may be online. All programmes have performance/ practical based assessments that will be run safely and within Government guidance.

Two other aspects remain and are key to our provision. Firstly, you will have a Personal Tutor – a member of academic staff who is your designated ‘go to’ person for advice and support, both pastoral and academic. Typically students would have regular face-to-face group meetings with their academic tutor and we plan to keep these sessions face-to-face.  Secondly, independent learning continues to be an essential aspect of learning within all programme, and guided reading and other independent engagement remains key, this year as any, to performing well in your studies. Your tutorial sessions will help you adjust to the learning expectations at university.

By the time term starts in October we hope that the Covid-19 situation will have improved, but if required we will adjust teaching in line with Government guidance. Any communication regarding change will be via our Virtual Learning Environment, Blackboard, which will deliver an email to each student.

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support.  Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home!

To kick-off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Reps are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studentlife/accommodation/ 

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the  agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at cthomas@lincoln.ac.uk

Very best wishes,

Cathy Thomas

Head of School of Sport and Exercise Science

† 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.

Foundations in Human Nutrition 2022-23SES1068MLevel 42022-23This module introduces the key terminology and the scientific principles in human nutrition, metabolism and digestion. Importantly, both structure and function of all essential nutrients are covered alongside recommendations on dietary reference values (DRVs) for the population. Furthermore, basic molecular and cell biology are incorporated to better understand current and future developments in this field. Practical components will explore public health guidance on nutrition including, estimating portion sizing, food labelling and food choice education/skills training.CoreFundamentals of Human Physiology 2022-23SES1021MLevel 42022-23This module aims to provide the opportunity for students to develop a basic knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. The module seeks to focus on anatomical, biochemical and physiological integration necessary for human movement production. Initial examination aims to develop an understanding of structures and processes relating to biological energy processing and systems, and the relationship between anatomical structures and physical functions. Students have the opportunity to develop an integrated systems approach to human movement, examining endocrine, neural and muscular functions required for movement initiation.CoreIntroduction to Psychological Principles. 2022-23SES1022MLevel 42022-23This module aims to introduce students to key concepts and theories that describe and explain the importance of psychology in sport, exercise and physical activity settings. There is a focus on supporting students to understand how and why psychological factors are related to issues such as performance outcomes, participation rates and wellbeing. In particular, students will have the opportunity to examine the influence of thoughts, feelings and behaviours on various outcome measures (success, enjoyment etc.), and how these same variables can change as a result of experiences within sport and exercise.CorePhysical Activity and Public Health 2022-23SES1024MLevel 42022-23This module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the relationship between physical activity and population health. It is designed to examine the role of preventive health (rather than treatment) and includes a central focus which explores current UK government-supported policy in this area. Specific emphasis will be on reviewing physical activity policies/strategies and the associated initiatives/campaigns, the challenges for implementation and debating the relevance and application to address the problem of sedentary behaviour.CoreResearch Skills 2022-23SES1023MLevel 42022-23On this module, students have the opportunity to develop useful study skills for the sport and exercise scientist and benefit from an introduction to the underpinning concepts of scientific study and research methods. This module aims to enable students to benefit fully from the higher education learning environment and develop their reflective practice, alongside an understanding of the philosophy of science as related to scientific study in sport and exercise.CoreHealth Psychology 2023-24HEA2038MLevel 52023-24This module aims to give students the opportunity to examine how different people respond to health, wellbeing and illness. The role of the rapidly expanding discipline of health psychology can be discussed in relation to psychological procedures for the assessment, intervention and prevention of ill health. Students also have the opportunity to consider individuals, families, age, cultures, religions, gender, psychological and social health and wellbeing.CorePromoting Physical Activity and Health 2023-24SES2023MLevel 52023-24This module will seek to develop the knowledge and skills required for students to be able to promote physical activity effectively in specified settings such as community, schools and workplaces. Course content aims to cover psychological theories and planning strategies used in typical health promotion initiatives. Practically, students have the opportunity to shadow and help support a local health authority/school/employer to experience the delivery and implementation of a health promotion programme focused on physical activity and/or healthy eating.CorePsychology of Physical Activity 2023-24SES2024MLevel 52023-24The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to examine the role of psychology within physical activity and exercise contexts. There is a focus on supporting students to understand how and why psychological factors are related to issues such as adopting and maintaining physically active lifestyles. Students have the opportunity to learn how psychological theories can be applied to promote more physically active behaviours, while also learning how physical activity and exercise can impact on psychological wellbeing. The efficacy of a variety of interventions can be considered.CoreResearch Methods and Analysis 2023-24SES2025MLevel 52023-24This module aims to build directly on the key research concepts delivered at level one, as well as seeking to provide an introduction to a wide range of methodologies applicable to exercise, physical activity, health and sport performance research. Students have an opportunity to undertake independent research activities to develop their analytical skills through applied evidence-based practice.CoreApplied Exercise Physiology 2023-24SES2020MLevel 52023-24This module aims to give students the opportunity to consolidate and expand their knowledge of the foundations of sport physiology developed at level one, by encouraging the application of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology. There is an emphasis on practical skills development with the aim of enabling students to evaluate responses to exercise in a laboratory and field environment. Students have the opportunity to apply the generic principles of sports physiology to different athletic groups in order to develop an appreciation of suitable methods of fitness development and adaptations to training prescription.OptionalApplied Health Physiology 2023-24SES2021MLevel 52023-24The aim of this module is to examine the relationship between physical activity and health, understanding the health problems that are caused by inactivity and their pathophysiology. Students can learn both the risks and benefits of physical activity, understanding the contraindications to exercise for a range of special population groups. Students will be supported in the measurement of health-related fitness for sedentary individuals and make suitable recommendations for exercise in order to benefit health.OptionalExercise Instruction 2023-24SES2067MLevel 52023-24This module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the underpinning theory and skills required to be able to competently instruct different modalities of exercise pertaining to free weight exercises and cardiovascular/resistance machines.OptionalNutrition for Health and Performance 2023-24SES2022MLevel 52023-24The Nutrition for Health and Performance module seeks to further develop the knowledge and skills required for students to effectively assess the diet and nutritional status of a client. The module will explore a range of dietary intake measures, body composition assessment methods and dietary analysis software tools, as well the relative strengths and weaknesses of associated methods and tools. Importantly, the practical elements of this module will allow students to develop the interpersonal/relationship building skills required for effective client interaction in performance nutrition and/or health contexts.OptionalStudy Abroad 2023-24SES2245MLevel 52023-24Students from the School of Sport and Exercise Science can enroll at partner institutions in the USA during the third year of their undergraduate degree programme*. It is anticipated that partner institutions in other countries will be added in the near future. The Study Abroad Initiative is available to those who have successfully completed years 1 and 2 of their degree and enables students to spend a year studying overseas during what would be their third year of study. During the year abroad, students will not pay a tuition fee to either the University of Lincoln or their host university. Students will be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs in addition to their normal living costs throughout the year. Where applicable, visa costs will also need to be covered by the student. Students will then return to the University of Lincoln to complete the final year of their degree. The initiative enables students to experience their subject from a different perspective and to explore different societies and cultures. *Only a limited number of places are availableOptionalDissertation 2024-25SES3024MLevel 62024-25The Dissertation module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic and to demonstrate original and critical thought.CoreAdvanced Sport and Exercise Nutrition 2024-25SES3016MLevel 62024-25This optional module aims to draw upon prior knowledge and practical experience in sport and exercise nutrition and sport physiology. The specific objectives of this module are to: - Integrate these disciplines to enhance understanding of the demands of sport and exercise upon nutritional requirements. - Provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between the health requirements of daily nutritional intake and optimal sports performance. - Provide the opportunity to develop practical skills for the assessment of nutritional intake, hydration status, energy balance and body composition. - Improve ability to translate individual nutritional needs of different sports performers into appropriate dietary strategies and daily nutritional prescription.OptionalCommunity Health Development 2024-25SES3012MLevel 62024-25This module seeks to critically explore the implementation and evaluation of community health promotion programmes and health policies based on promoting physical activity and/or healthy eating. The theoretical content is designed to develop skills in ethical and moral planning, monitoring and evaluation, which can be used to implement a 'live' student-led health promotion project or policy. Practically, students have the opportunity to organise a health promotion project or develop a health policy with a local health authority, employer or school and assist with delivery, monitoring progress and observing outcomes, whilst critically appraising the entire process. Projects involve small groups of students and are designed to encourage an increased physical activity and/or healthy eating provision and participation.OptionalCounselling and Guidance Skills 2024-25HEA3031MLevel 62024-25This module aims to introduce students to a range of contemporary models of counselling and guidance practice. The aim is to give students the opportunity to develop skills and attitudes that can be of value in a variety of human service settings. A key feature of the module will be to allow students the opportunity to make judgements as to the appropriateness of using such techniques in different scenarios.OptionalExercise Prescription for Health 2024-25SES3013MLevel 62024-25This elective module aims to explore the prescription of exercise to benefit specific medical conditions. It draws upon the theoretical issues and practical skills delivered at level two when exploring physical activity and health. Students have the opportunity to employ vocationally relevant skills in the health assessment of a client, designing and delivering an exercise programme to benefit a specified medical condition. Students can explore healthcare systems, critically examining roles and responsibilities and the use of evaluation. This optional module includes a placement that is linked to the module assessment. Students who choose to take this module will be responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living costs during the placement.OptionalPersonal Training 2024-25SES3014MLevel 62024-25This interdisciplinary module is designed to build on prior knowledge of exercise instruction, and the anatomical and physiological processes of sport and exercise physiology related to the planning, prescription and delivery of a specific exercise programme.OptionalSpecial Populations 2024-25SES3015MLevel 62024-25This module aims to enable students to develop their knowledge base and skill set. In particular, students have the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the marginalisation of specific groups from physical activity, health promotion and service provision.Optional

† 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.

Foundations in Human Nutrition 2021-22SES1068MLevel 42021-22This module introduces the key terminology and the scientific principles in human nutrition, metabolism and digestion. Importantly, both structure and function of all essential nutrients are covered alongside recommendations on dietary reference values (DRVs) for the population. Furthermore, basic molecular and cell biology are incorporated to better understand current and future developments in this field. Practical components will explore public health guidance on nutrition including, estimating portion sizing, food labelling and food choice education/skills training.CoreFundamentals of Human Physiology 2021-22SES1021MLevel 42021-22This module aims to provide the opportunity for students to develop a basic knowledge of the structure and function of the human body. The module seeks to focus on anatomical, biochemical and physiological integration necessary for human movement production. Initial examination aims to develop an understanding of structures and processes relating to biological energy processing and systems, and the relationship between anatomical structures and physical functions. Students have the opportunity to develop an integrated systems approach to human movement, examining endocrine, neural and muscular functions required for movement initiation.CoreIntroduction to Psychological Principles. 2021-22SES1022MLevel 42021-22This module aims to introduce students to key concepts and theories that describe and explain the importance of psychology in sport, exercise and physical activity settings. There is a focus on supporting students to understand how and why psychological factors are related to issues such as performance outcomes, participation rates and wellbeing. In particular, students will have the opportunity to examine the influence of thoughts, feelings and behaviours on various outcome measures (success, enjoyment etc.), and how these same variables can change as a result of experiences within sport and exercise.CorePhysical Activity and Public Health 2021-22SES1024MLevel 42021-22This module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the relationship between physical activity and population health. It is designed to examine the role of preventive health (rather than treatment) and includes a central focus which explores current UK government-supported policy in this area. Specific emphasis will be on reviewing physical activity policies/strategies and the associated initiatives/campaigns, the challenges for implementation and debating the relevance and application to address the problem of sedentary behaviour.CoreResearch Skills 2021-22SES1023MLevel 42021-22On this module, students have the opportunity to develop useful study skills for the sport and exercise scientist and benefit from an introduction to the underpinning concepts of scientific study and research methods. This module aims to enable students to benefit fully from the higher education learning environment and develop their reflective practice, alongside an understanding of the philosophy of science as related to scientific study in sport and exercise.CorePromoting Physical Activity and Health 2022-23SES2023MLevel 52022-23This module will seek to develop the knowledge and skills required for students to be able to promote health and physical activity effectively in specified settings such as community, schools and workplaces. Course content aims to cover psychological theories and planning strategies used in typical health promotion initiatives. Practically, students have the opportunity to shadow and help support a local health authority/school/employer to experience the delivery and implementation of a health promotion programme focused on physical activity and/or healthy eating.CorePsychology of health and mental wellbeing 2022-23HEA2048MLevel 52022-23This module aims to give students the opportunity to examine how different people respond to health, wellbeing and illness. The role of the rapidly expanding discipline of health psychology can be discussed in relation to psychological procedures for the assessment, intervention and prevention of mental ill health.CorePsychology of Physical Activity 2022-23SES2024MLevel 52022-23The aim of this module is to provide students with the opportunity to examine the role of psychology within physical activity and exercise contexts. There is a focus on supporting students to understand how and why psychological factors are related to issues such as adopting and maintaining physically active lifestyles. Students have the opportunity to learn how psychological theories can be applied to promote more physically active behaviours, while also learning how physical activity and exercise can impact on psychological wellbeing. The efficacy of a variety of interventions can be considered.CoreResearch Methods and Analysis 2022-23SES2025MLevel 52022-23This module aims to build directly on the key research concepts delivered at level one, as well as seeking to provide an introduction to a wide range of methodologies applicable to exercise, physical activity, health and sport performance research. Students have an opportunity to undertake independent research activities to develop their analytical skills through applied evidence-based practice.CoreApplied Exercise Physiology 2022-23SES2020MLevel 52022-23This module aims to give students the opportunity to consolidate and expand their knowledge of the foundations of sport physiology developed at level one, by encouraging the application of the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology. There is an emphasis on practical skills development with the aim of enabling students to evaluate responses to exercise in a laboratory and field environment. Students have the opportunity to apply the generic principles of sports physiology to different athletic groups in order to develop an appreciation of suitable methods of fitness development and adaptations to training prescription.OptionalApplied Health Physiology 2022-23SES2021MLevel 52022-23The aim of this module is to examine the relationship between physical activity and health, understanding the health problems that are caused by inactivity and their pathophysiology. Students can learn both the risks and benefits of physical activity, understanding the contraindications to exercise for a range of special population groups. Students will be supported in the measurement of health-related fitness for sedentary individuals and make suitable recommendations for exercise in order to benefit health.OptionalExercise Instruction 2022-23SES2067MLevel 52022-23This module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the underpinning theory and skills required to be able to competently instruct different modalities of exercise pertaining to free weight exercises and cardiovascular/resistance machines.OptionalNutrition for Health and Performance 2022-23SES2022MLevel 52022-23The Nutrition for Health and Performance module seeks to further develop the knowledge and skills required for students to effectively assess the diet and nutritional status of a client. The module will explore a range of dietary intake measures, body composition assessment methods and dietary analysis software tools, as well the relative strengths and weaknesses of associated methods and tools. Importantly, the practical elements of this module will allow students to develop the interpersonal/relationship building skills required for effective client interaction in performance nutrition and/or health contexts.OptionalStudy Abroad 2022-23SES2245MLevel 52022-23Students from the School of Sport and Exercise Science can enroll at partner institutions in the USA during the third year of their undergraduate degree programme*. It is anticipated that partner institutions in other countries will be added in the near future. The Study Abroad Initiative is available to those who have successfully completed years 1 and 2 of their degree and enables students to spend a year studying overseas during what would be their third year of study. During the year abroad, students will not pay a tuition fee to either the University of Lincoln or their host university. Students will be responsible for their travel and accommodation costs in addition to their normal living costs throughout the year. Where applicable, visa costs will also need to be covered by the student. Students will then return to the University of Lincoln to complete the final year of their degree. The initiative enables students to experience their subject from a different perspective and to explore different societies and cultures. *Only a limited number of places are availableOptionalDissertation 2023-24SES3024MLevel 62023-24The Dissertation module provides an opportunity for an in-depth study of a particular topic and to demonstrate original and critical thought.CoreAdvanced Sport and Exercise Nutrition 2023-24SES3016MLevel 62023-24This optional module aims to draw upon prior knowledge and practical experience in sport and exercise nutrition and sport physiology. The specific objectives of this module are to: - Integrate these disciplines to enhance understanding of the demands of sport and exercise upon nutritional requirements. - Provide an opportunity to develop an understanding of the relationship between the health requirements of daily nutritional intake and optimal sports performance. - Provide the opportunity to develop practical skills for the assessment of nutritional intake, hydration status, energy balance and body composition. - Improve ability to translate individual nutritional needs of different sports performers into appropriate dietary strategies and daily nutritional prescription.OptionalCommunity Health Development 2023-24SES3012MLevel 62023-24This module seeks to critically explore the implementation and evaluation of community health promotion programmes and health policies based on promoting physical activity and/or healthy eating. The theoretical content is designed to develop skills in ethical and moral planning, monitoring and evaluation, which can be used to implement a 'live' student-led health promotion project or policy. Practically, students have the opportunity to organise a health promotion project or develop a health policy with a local health authority, employer or school and assist with delivery, monitoring progress and observing outcomes, whilst critically appraising the entire process. Projects involve small groups of students and are designed to encourage an increased physical activity and/or healthy eating provision and participation.OptionalCounselling and Guidance Skills 2023-24HEA3031MLevel 62023-24This module aims to introduce students to a range of contemporary models of counselling and guidance practice. The aim is to give students the opportunity to develop skills and attitudes that can be of value in a variety of human service settings. A key feature of the module will be to allow students the opportunity to make judgements as to the appropriateness of using such techniques in different scenarios.OptionalExercise Prescription for Health 2023-24SES3013MLevel 62023-24This elective module aims to explore the prescription of exercise to benefit specific medical conditions. It draws upon the theoretical issues and practical skills delivered at level two when exploring physical activity and health. Students have the opportunity to employ vocationally relevant skills in the health assessment of a client, designing and delivering an exercise programme to benefit a specified medical condition. Students can explore healthcare systems, critically examining roles and responsibilities and the use of evaluation. This optional module includes a placement that is linked to the module assessment. Students who choose to take this module will be responsible for their travel, accommodation and general living costs during the placement.OptionalPersonal Training 2023-24SES3014MLevel 62023-24This interdisciplinary module is designed to build on prior knowledge of exercise instruction, and the anatomical and physiological processes of sport and exercise physiology related to the planning, prescription and delivery of a specific exercise programme.OptionalSpecial Populations 2023-24SES3015MLevel 62023-24This module aims to enable students to develop their knowledge base and skill set. In particular, students have the opportunity to develop a critical understanding of the marginalisation of specific groups from physical activity, health promotion and service provision.Optional

Entry Requirements 2022-23

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

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

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.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent 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 information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

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

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.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent 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 information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

How you are assessed

A variety of assessment methods are used at each level of the course to evaluate learning outcomes and students ability to collect, organise, analyse and interpret data. These may include presentations, critical reflections, portfolios, exams, practical assessment within the community and a dissertation.

A variety of assessment methods are used at each level of the course to evaluate learning outcomes and students ability to collect, organise, analyse and interpret data. These may include presentations, critical reflections, portfolios, exams, practical assessment within the community and a dissertation.

Features

Integrated into our programme is the potential for students to achieve industry recognition alongside completing optional modules in Exercise Instruction, Personal Training, and Exercise Prescription for Health, and be recognised on the Register for Exercise Professionals.

Facilities

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.

Career Opportunities

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

Placements

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.

Dr Melissa Bargh - Programme Leader

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."

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