The only Master`s programme in Europe that is focused on wellness and spa management. Delivered by experts from Switzerland/USA, Hungary, Scotland, Finland, Portugal, Germany/Egypt and Estonia. What is wellness? It can be defined as the balanced state of body, spirit and mind, including emotional, physical, intellectual, social, environmental, occupational and spiritual wellness. Therefore the studies include aspects of wellbeing, leisure, medical wellness, tourism, management and entrepreneurship.
This course will enhance your knowledge of exercise and wellness coaching and prepare you for an exciting profession in an industry with developing career opportunities. You will have the ability to positively impact the health and wellbeing of inactive populations by tackling barriers to lifestyle changes.
This course will equip you to meet national health needs with relevant, up-to-date knowledge of the role of exercise for health and wellbeing, and the ability to effectively apply this knowledge through real-life work-related experiences and industry work-based learning. You’ll develop wellness coaching skills, to help inactive individuals to overcome barriers to lifestyle change and to maintain healthy behaviours. This course offers a real opportunity to change peoples’ lives and make a positive and lasting difference to society.
Wellness coaching draws on coaching philosophies developed in performance sport and applies these to populations with health and wellbeing needs. Partnered with knowledge of exercise programming and delivery for these populations, the course draws upon key elements of health psychology and health promotion.
The course has been designed to be available both full-time and part-time. Students undertaking both modes will complete the same modules on campus together, however the order in which students complete modules may differ. The course has been designed such that part-time students are generally only required to attend campus one day-per-week, and full-time students attend on two days. Directed and self-study will be completed in addition to these days.
You will learn through a variety of methods including directed practical sessions using the range of technologies available in our facilities, including the Human Performance Laboratory and RGU Sport. You’ll take part in group work during tutorial sessions and peer reviews, and experience real-life situations through case studies on campus and within professional environments and work-based learning opportunities.
A significant portion of this course is underpinned by independent learning, and you will be expected to be responsible for managing your coursework, reading and other learning activities appropriately.
STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE
The teaching team members deliver applied, industry relevant modules that span the broad field of Sport and Exercise Science, with an adaptable and contemporary approach meaning we develop graduates who are industry-ready. Our team have regularly been recognised through annual Support and Teaching staff with Appreciation and Recognition (STAR) awards, with multiple team members being recognised for their lecturing and support. Members of the academic team are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy with some working towards Senior Fellowship. This is a professional recognition of practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning. The delivery of this course is closely supported by our industry partners who help us to develop the opportunities for worked-based learning throughout the entire course.
Typically students are assessed:
A work-based learning module is a key feature of the course, where you will have the opportunity to implement learning from your course either in your own workplace, or through an arranged placement with an industry partner.
The range of potential employers includes schools, colleges and universities, sports councils and national governing bodies, local authorities, charitable sports trusts as well as private sector fitness centres and leisure facilities.
Students may also wish to progress to further research in the field of health and wellness coaching.
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Increasing levels of physical activity decreases the risk of premature mortality associated with chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer (Matthews et al., 2017; Zhang et al., 2017). MedEx Wellness is a community-based chronic illness rehabilitation programme, which offers supervised physical activity classes to patients with a range of chronic illnesses. The aim of this research is to implement the programme in IT Carlow and evaluate the effectiveness of this rehabilitation programme for adults suffering from established cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes or cancer. The research will involve analysis of existing MedEx Wellness programmes, planning and implementation of the programme and periodic testing of participants involved. Adults suffering from established cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes or cancer will be recruited for the study and will attend IT Carlow for testing. On the first visit, a blood sample will be taken to measure total cholesterol, triglycerides, lipoproteins and insulin; participants’ height, weight, waist and hip circumference will be measured; participants will complete a questionnaire and some simple tests of strength and flexibility. They will also be given a device to wear on their leg for 7 days to monitor their physical activity. On the second visit, participants will perform attention and memory tests, a 6 minute walk test and set goals for their exercise programme. Participants will also be provided with a blood pressure monitor to wear for 24 hours. On the third visit, participants will take part in a beginner exercise class and complete specific tests related to their specific conditions (e.g. lung function test for pulmonary disease). After the testing visits, participants will begin the MedEx programme, which involves attending 2 exercise sessions a week for 12 months. At 3, 6 and 12 months, participants will repeat the initial tests in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the exercise programme.
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This Masters programme provides state-of-the-art training in the latest advances in Digital Health Systems development and management. It's aimed at those who aim to become leaders in the field of Health IT, either for Health systems service delivery or for the Health & Wellness IT industry.
Graduates will gain essential skills and expertise in designing applications that are accessible and usable, and that comply with complex data governance within healthcare. You'll gain experience in managing, analysing and making use of data collected from personal devices (such as apps and wearables) and large scale health systems (such as electronic records). You'll also gain key software development and management skills that are critical for deploying health systems.
This course looking at the whole systems implementation of digital health systems is one of its kind in the UK.
This new and unique course is the first of its kind to offer technical graduates the opportunity to develop the core skills required to develop advanced health and wellness systems and technologies for improving the way we personally manage our lifestyles and how our care systems deliver better health to citizens.
The course includes 120 credits of taught material - taken over the first two semesters - and a 60-credit digital health project that runs, typically, from May to September.
In addition to learning about the design, development and evaluation process for personal health and wellness devices and systems and larger scale hospital and community based IT systems, students will also be trained to understand and use techniques for using the data that these systems produce to support decision making and planning and delivery of better care.
Student projects will be conducted in close collaboration with the Digital Health Research group partners.
Furthermore, the Digital Health Research group has close links with Scotland’s innovation centres (Digital Health & Care Institute, Data Lab), the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, The City Observatory, and the Centre for Health Policy. These links provide a range of opportunities for practical partnerships with the leading organisations and industries in the field.
Working closely with the Digital Health research group means students will be alongside a group that has conducted major collaborative research and development projects and evaluations within the UK and internationally. The group were lead investigators in the evaluation of a £37 million Innovate UK programme to deploy assistive digital health and wellness technologies at scale across the UK.
The group is also involved in organising key national and international conferences such as the British Computer Society (BCS) Health Informatics conference and the ACM conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.
Example projects include: Design of mobile apps for Managing Diabetes; Cost Benefit Analysis of Technology Enabled Care; Evaluating the Barriers to Implementing Electronic Personal Health Records at Scale.
Each year one student will be awarded the 'Innovative Digital Health and Care' award for the best overall student project (judged by representatives from academia, health and social care and industry).
The taught modules will include guest-lectures from experts and practitioners in the field of Health IT, both from industry, this sector and the National Health Service.
Teaching combines face-to-face lectures, labs and tutorials as well as personal/group study time.
Taught modules are assessed using a combination of individual projects, group projects and final exams. The project is assessed on the quality of the project report (ie Master thesis). An overall minimum of 50% across all assessed classes and report is required in order to be awarded the Master in Digital Health Systems.
Graduates from the programme will enjoy a broad range of career opportunities. The NHS remains one of the largest employers in the world and IT professionals is one of the fastest growing profession within the organisation.
Equally, private and public health and care services world-wide are also expanding their digital health capacities and workforce and hardware and software companies (sensors, wearables, mobile computing) are all seeking expertise in the health and wellness sector. Future career options will include:
On this established and well respected course, you gain the knowledge, skills and attributes needed to be an effective sport and exercise science practitioner and/or researcher. You develop strong technical, analytical, practical and professional skills, alongside specialist skills in • biomechanics and performance analysis • physiology and nutrition • strength and conditioning.
The course enables you to
We offer a first-class suite of research and teaching laboratories alongside excellent facilities offered by our partnership venue at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield. Our laboratories are all British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) accredited.
The four overarching themes in the programme are
Many of the teaching staff support elite athletes as part of their work and undertake research in sport and exercise. We benefit from the expertise of our staff in the Centre for Sport and Exercise Science (CSES). The team for sport performance have worked successfully with athletes competing at the Olympics, Paralympics, and Winter Olympics. They have provided, or are currently providing, sport science research and consultancy services at elite level for the • Amateur Boxing Association • Amateur Swimming Association (diving and swimming) • British Cycling • British Speed Skating Association • British Skeleton-Bob Team • English Bowls Association • English Golf Union • Royal Yachting Association • GB table tennis • GB volleyball.
You benefit from CSES' activities as they allow us to keep course content at the cutting edge, based on our knowledge and experience of sport and exercise science delivery. You can also benefit from a work-based learning programme to help develop your experience of working in multidisciplinary teams, supporting athletes and coaches.
During the course you use a mix of traditional and online learning resources to ensure the course is flexible and can fit in with your existing commitments.
The quality of our provision was rated 24/24 by the Higher Education Council.
Sheffield Hallam are a Skills Development Partner of the Chartered Institute for Managing Sport and Physical Activity.
This course is designed to meet some of the needs of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES), and the United Kingdom Strength and Conditioning Association accreditation.
The masters award is achieved by successfully completing 180 credits.
30 credits from:
As a graduate you benefit from the skills and experience gained from the employability modules and our connections with industry.
Previous graduates have gone into careers as • developers for suppliers of sport equipment • sport science officers • advisors for national governing bodies and the English Institute of Sport • coaches • developing corporate wellness programmes in the health and fitness industry • advisors to local authorities and local health trusts • strength and conditioning coaches • sport and exercise nutritionists • researchers • technicians • university lecturers.
The course's strong focus on research skills provides an ideal platform for further study at PhD level. It is also an important first step into employment and can open many other doors into further training.
Sport scientists support athletes or sports clubs, they generally provide advice and support, designed to monitor and improve sport performance, alongside a team of specialists including coaches, psychologist, performance managers and medical staff. Areas of expertise include • strength and conditioning • physiology • nutrition and analysis of movement and tactical performance.
Exercise scientists are more concerned with improving a person's health and helping them recover from illness through a structured programme of physical activity and other health-based interventions. They are also involved with preventative treatments and work closely with GPs and primary care trusts or private healthcare organisations. Exercise scientists might be employed by local authorities to run community based health and exercise initiatives.
It may be possible to move into a particular clinical area, such as cardiology, or work as a health promotion specialist for a local authority or healthcare trust. Our close links with the National Centre for Sport and Exercise medicine, part of which is based in Sheffield, will provide additional opportunities to those wishing to pursue careers in this area.
Other careers also include • the pharmaceutical industry • the armed and uniformed services • journalism • teaching. If you are thinking about an academic career, many universities with sport-related courses require staff to have a higher degree.
Postgraduate study of sport and exercise science at UCLan provides the scientific backup for optimising athletic performance / monitoring, and offers a cornerstone of some health and wellness interventions. This course is targeted at students of sport and exercise sciences who wish to develop their vocational skills in a truly applied context and learn from some of the world’s leading experts in this field. Sport and exercise scientists will have a broad technical knowledge, allied to an excellent applied skills base, and an underpinning knowledge of the core disciplines of physiology and biomechanics. This innovative master’s programme allows the application of these varied principles via both a research and practitioner-based context, particularly focused on the discipline areas of physiology and biomechanics.
The Division of Sport Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, is home to some of the world’s leading researchers in the field of sport and exercise sciences, making this course truly unique.
It consists of a compulsory element outlining research methods, ethics and practices, advanced methodologies and a research project. This is supplemented by a choice of two optional study modules. A variety of assessment methods are used including coursework, case studies, presentations and reflective portfolios.
The MSc Sport and Exercise Science requires that you take nine modules in total, all at Level 4. The modules will be taken through a combination of single semester and double semester delivery. This will require the final dissertation to be undertaken during Semesters 2 and 3.
The School of Sport and Wellbeing has strong links with a large number of sports organisations, including professional sports teams, public and private sector sports providers and grassroots sports clubs. We regularly invite guest speakers from industry to speak to students within modules across a range of our courses.
This represents a valuable opportunity for students to meet potential employers and learn about life in the sports industry. For example, we have had guest lectures given by representatives of Wigan Warriors Rugby League Club, Bolton Wanderers Football Club, Blackburn Rovers Football Club, Lancashire Football Association, The Rugby Football League and Preston City Council.
The challenge of how seven billion can live well on one planet can only be understood and tackled effectively by taking multiple perspectives and drawing on a range of disciplines.
The MSc Global Challenges is awarded following successful completion of three online, part-time Postgraduate Certificate programmes, each of which takes a multidisciplinary approach to global challenges from its own distinct perspective.
Studying all three Postgraduate Certificates gives you a comprehensive insight into the global challenges and develops and broadens your skills and knowledge to tackle them effectively. As you progress through the programme you will integrate your learning from each certificate you study, adding depth and richness to your experience.
The three Postgraduate Certificates that make up the MSc are:
PgCert Global Development Challenges
Global Development Challenges considers the increasing economic, social and political inequalities in many parts of the world, and the need for new ways of thinking about and addressing international development. The programme is offered by the School of Social and Political Science.
PgCert Global Environment Challenges
Global Environment Challenges considers how human activity is changing the natural environment at an unprecedented rate and the impact of this on human wellbeing and development. The programme is offered by the School of Geosciences.
PgCert Global Health Challenges
Global Health Challenges considers the connections between local and global health challenges, and our changing understanding of health and wellness, illness and health care. The programme is offered by the Edinburgh Medical School (Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences).
Due to the highly flexible nature of this programme, it is an excellent way for those with professional or family commitments to gain a further qualification with minimum interruption or to introduce students to a virtual learning environment.
Our award-winning online learning technology is fully interactive, enabling you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
You will learn through a mix of online methods, including video lectures, study guides, self-directed and guided reading, and a range of interactive online reflection and discussion activities. You will be part of a vibrant and supportive virtual community.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
Our MSc in Global Challenges allows you to study flexibly at a pace that suits you.You can complete the three stages in any order you wish.
There is no dissertation element: each Postgraduate Certificate provides opportunities for you, in discussion with academic staff, to develop innovative projects as part of your assessment.
The MSc in Global Challenges is normally completed over three to five academic years and is awarded by the School of Social and Political Science.
This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for work with governments, NGOs, international aid organisations, United Nations agencies, the private sector, universities, other research institutions and elsewhere.
The transferable skills you gain in areas such as communication and research will give you an edge in the employment market, whatever your career.
MSc Nutrition and Food Sciences is targeted at students who have studied the core disciplines of nutrition and food science related to health and wellness. This course is highly relevant as there is a need for high quality postgraduate Nutritional and Food Scientists that will serve the North West and the current epidemic of nutrition-related health problems (Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cancer). It is recognised that good nutrition and a healthy balanced diet are important to health. An in depth understanding of nutrition is inextricably linked to the foods consumed and underpinned by an understanding of the science behind food production, processing and safety.
This postgraduate course in Nutrition and Food Sciences consists of core modules in advanced human nutrition and applied food sciences as well as advanced research methods and a research project. A choice of options allows for specialism in nutrition and food law.
MSc Nutrition and Food Science requires you take nine modules in total, all at Level 7. The modules will be taken through a combination of single semester and double semester delivery. The triple research project module will be undertaken during Semesters 2 and 3.
With an increasing importance placed on the preventative medicine sectors and emphasis on the food industry to develop novel and innovative products high quality postgraduate Nutrition and Food Scientists are needed in the UK to serve the current climate of increasing non-communicable nutrition-related health problems (Obesity, Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cancer) and the increase in consumption of functional foods. From an international perspective postgraduates from this course will also learn to appreciate the nutritional challenges in developing countries. Access to physiology and biochemistry labs, food industry field trips and engagement with Internationally recognised Professors in Nutrition and Food Safety are some of the experiences on offer to students on this course.
Our courses draw upon a broad base of knowledge and skills across health, science and social sciences within UCLan and links with organisations outside of the university, including the food industry, regional and international charities, environmental health and the NHS.
Learning and assessment is via a combination of case studies, presentations, research reports, critical reviews and a research dissertation.