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Physical Activity and Health Promotion
BSc (Hons) or DipHE or CertHE
Our Physical Activity and Health Promotion degree prepares you to be a future leader in the healthcare and fitness industry.
We've designed this course in collaboration with leaders in the sector. And ensured it's in line with current and future healthcare and public health agendas.
You will study:
- how the human body responds to sport, exercise, nutrition and public health interventions
- how to use these interventions to maximize health across the lifespan.
Our staff are active researchers and clinicians within the field. Their expertise informs their teaching and keeps you up to date with the latest developments in the area.
You will have many work experience opportunities with local healthcare and community organizations.
On graduating you will have the knowledge and practical skills to develop and deliver:
- exercise and activity interventions
- health promotion initiatives.
As well as your degree you will gain qualifications in exercise referral and specialist rehabilitation.
How to apply
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Please note tuition fees for Home students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Tuition fees for International students may increase in subsequent years both for new and continuing students.
Oxford Brookes University intends to maintain its fees for new and returning Home students at the maximum permitted level.
Financial support and scholarships
Learning and assessment
On this course you will focus on three main focus areas;
- Physical activity, sport and applied exercise
- Health promotion.
These areas are based on recent published evidence and national health policies. As well as the current employment market for professionals in this field. They were developed with input from external stakeholders.
Focusing on these areas will allow you to develop the problem solving and practical skills that employers are looking for.
You will study compulsory modules which will give you a sound basis in the topics. In Years 2 and 3 you can choose from a range of optional modules to focus your studies according to your interests. Or to focus towards an employment opportunity or postgraduate study.
You may be able to go on a European or international study exchange while you are at Brookes. Most exchanges take place in the second year. Although we will help as much as we can with your plans, ultimately you are responsible for organising and funding this study abroad.
After you graduate
Graduating students will find employment opportunities in research, teaching, the health and fitness industry, community recreation, health promotion, rehabilitation, clinical exercise therapy, personal training, professional sport, physical activity coordination, workplace health and fitness, exercise referral, health-based intervention design and delivery, community health initiatives.
Students will be eligible to achieve a Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) Level 3 GP Exercise Referral qualification at the end of their second year of study, and a Level 4 Specialist Rehabilitation qualification at the end of their third year of study.
Our graduates will be eligible to apply for post-graduate study in allied health programmes such as Pre-registration MSc Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy, or Masters level study in Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition, Human Nutrition or Public Health at Oxford Brookes University and additional Masters level studies nationwide.
Free language courses
Free language courses are available to full-time undergraduate and postgraduate students on many of our courses, and can be taken as a credit on some courses.
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Programme Changes: On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published on the website.
For more information, please visit our Changes to programmes page.