University of Bedfordshire

University of Bedfordshire

Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health Promotion

This course is designed to help students pursue careers within the health sector and the health and fitness industry; it is particularly relevant to graduates in the fields of sport and exercise science; sport and physical education; health psychology; exercise and health; biological sciences; physiotherapy and nursing; and nutrition/ The course especially emphasises the role of physical activity; nutrition; health psychology; and professional communication in the promotion of health within a variety of population and patient groups.

Entry requirements

A good Honours degree, normally in a related discipline; all applicants are considered on an individual basis and on the merit of previous experience and qualifications; a sample of students� writing required on application; IELTS 6 or TOEFL 650 or approved equivalent.

Course modules

Physical activity, nutrition and strategic health planning; professional skills for healthcare providers; physical activity, nutrition and metabolic health; psychological approaches to public health; research methods and research design; dissertation; electives (e.g. placement, behavioural change, people management, exercise prescription).

Assessment methods

Essay writing; critical appraisals of the scientific literature; case study reports; examinations; research portfolios and projects; practical examinations; presentations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 6,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Bedford Campus Bedford MK41 9EA South East

Key information

Telephone number: 
08448 482234