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MSc Health Exercise and Wellbeing

Course Description

This course is of interest to anyone working in the areas of preventative health, fitness and wellbeing- 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 wellbeing.

It will also 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 wellbeing 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.

What will this course cover?

We have developed this course with a range of health and exercise specialists to address the needs of the contemporary workforce.

The course adopts a cross-disciplinary approach to studying health exercise and the concept of wellbeing. It will explore issues around health and wellbeing, using multiple theoretical perspectives drawn from sports science and nutrition, applied social sciences, public health policy and health sciences.

The course has a modular structure which is related to the work-related needs of students. You will be able to develop research skills in your particular area of interest and will be encouraged to relate this to client- focused practice, helping to enhance your practice and career prospects. There are also opportunities for you to gain on site gym experience as well as acquire industry-related awards within the nutrition module of the course.

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.

Attendance and Personal Study

Full-time: You will be expected to attend two days per week.

Part-time: see website

You will also need to allocate time for self-directed study, including reading time of two to three hours.


• Research Methods
• Bio-Psychosocial Influences on Health Exercise and Wellbeing
• Enabling Health and Wellbeing
• Current Issues in Health Exercise Wellbeing and Communities
• Nutrition for Health Exercise and Wellbeing
• Developing and Maintaining Relationships in Health and Exercise
• Dissertation: Independent Study


On this programme, you will develop research skills in your particular area of interest. You will be encouraged to contribute to the body of knowledge in that particular topic and relate this to client-focused practice.

How to apply

Apply here: http://bucks.ac.uk/applynow/


There are a range of funding opportunities for postgraduate students which include sponsorship, bursaries, scholarships and loans: http://bucks.ac.uk/fees_funding/postgraduate-masters-scholarships/

Visit the MSc Health Exercise and Wellbeing page on the Buckinghamshire New University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You would normally have achieved 2.1 or above, in a relevant degree; related areas could include health, sport science, youth and community studies, social science, nursing, occupational health, outdoor sports, complementary therapy, mental health, art therapy, dance.Alternatively, those with professional fitness sector qualifications and directly relevant work experience will be considered. You do need to be working while undertaking this programme.If English is not your first language, you will be required to hold an overall total band svore of IELTS 6.5 or higher.

Last Updated

07 July 2017

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