Why study this course

The applied nature of the course to the workplace means that you will have opportunities for relevant placements in practice at each level of learning

Optional modules will be offered that support particular strands of interest and graduate employment

This degree programme allows you to explore and critically evaluate a range of issues that define the current health scene, with a specific focus on factors related to wellbeing.

The inter-disciplinary nature of the programme explores health and wellbeing from perspectives of sport and exercise, health and social care, music for wellbeing, and counselling

Course summary

If you don’t have, or don’t think you will attain the normal tariff points for studying at BGU, this course will enable you to study for a degree without any UCAS points. The course is delivered over four years and includes a Foundation Year, which gives you a perfect introduction in what it means to be a university student, equipping you with the necessary skills and knowledge for effective undergraduate study. In addition, during your Foundation Year, you will study eight modules, all of which are designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to progress your studies in your chosen subjects.

The BSc (Hons) Applied Health and Wellbeing undergraduate course at BGU Lincoln explores health and wellbeing from perspectives of sport and exercise, health and social care, music for wellbeing, and counselling a specific focus on factors related to wellbeing.

Please note - the intended start date for this course is September 2024

This course is Subject to Validation. Click here to learn more.

Key facts


Award

BSc (Hons)

UCAS code

HX2F

Duration

4 years

Mode of study

Full-time

Awarding institution

Bishop Grosseteste University

Institution code

B38

Course details

About this course

This versatile multi-subject single honours BSc (hons) Applied Health and Wellbeing programme boasts an interprofessional and dynamic approach to learning that provides students with a framework for exploring key issues in contemporary public health and wellbeing. In addition to consideration of different theoretical perspectives, alongside the application of theory to current public health challenges, students have the opportunity to tailor their learning to fit specific career interests, build their confidence and acquire specialist skills sought by employers. Students will explore and critically evaluate a range of issues that define the current health scene, with a specific focus on factors related to wellbeing. These will cover varied and relevant topics, including: health psychology, health sociology, public health, health promotion, sport and wellbeing, health and social care management and health inequalities.

Entry requirements

Application for this course is via UCAS, although there is no formal requirement for UCAS points to access the course. As part of your application you will have the opportunity to speak with a member of BGU Admissions staff to resolve any questions or queries you may have.

You will also need GCSEs in English Language and Mathematics at grade 4 (previously C) or above (or equivalent). Please see our list of accepted equivalents.

If you have any questions about the entry requirements for this course, please contact our Enquiries team for advice on +44 (0) 1522 583658 or email enquiries@bishopg.ac.uk


Further information

Click here for important information about this course including additional costs, resources and key policies.

In accordance with University conditions, students are entitled to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning, RP(C)L, based on relevant credit at another HE institution or credit Awarded for Experiential Learning, (RP(E)L).

How you will be taught

There is no one-size-fits-all method of teaching at BGU – we shape our methods to suit each subject and each group, combining the best aspects of traditional university teaching with innovative techniques to promote student participation and interactivity.

You will be taught in a variety of ways, from lectures, tutorials and seminars, to practical workshops, coursework and work-based placements. Small group seminars and workshops will provide you with an opportunity to review issues raised in lectures, and you will be expected to carry out independent study.

Placements are a key part of degree study within many courses at BGU. They provide an enriching learning experience for you to apply the skills and knowledge you will gain from your course and, in doing so, give valuable real-world experience to boost your career.

Assessment

During the Foundation Year, you will have opportunities to experience a range of formative and summative assessments. These include short-form writing, annotated bibliography, presentations, micro-teach, use of digital technologies, reflective journal and academic essay. Assessment strategies are designed to be supportive, build confidence and also aim to ensure you will develop the core skills required for successful study throughout your degree. Assessment strategies are balanced, comprehensive, diverse and inclusive, ensuring that you will experience a range of assessments to support your preparation for undergraduate study. All modules involve early, small and frequent informal and formal assessments, to ensure that you gain confidence in your knowledge and abilities as you progress through the Foundation Year. You will also have the opportunity for self-evaluation and reflection on your own learning progress and development of skills.

In Applied Health and Wellbeing, assessments are carried out through coursework with more practical assessments, such as oral presentations and case studies.

Specific opportunities are embedded into the course, for students to use their practice knowledge and understandings to develop resources and artefacts that have relevance to support health and wellbeing in different real-world settings.

Careers & Further study

The Applied Health and Wellbeing degree offers a firm base for students hoping to enter a variety of career pathways including, but not limited to, education-related, health, mental health or voluntary sector careers. Specific career opportunities may be in:

  • Health and Fitness Advisor
  • Health and Wellbeing Lead
  • Exercise on Referral Coordinator
  • Community development worker.
  • Education mental health practitioner.
  • Further education teacher.
  • Health improvement practitioner.
  • Public Health Practitioner,
  • Health Trainer and can lead to routes into Graduate entry programmes such as Occupational Therapy, Physios Nursing and Medicine

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Support

Studying at BGU is a student-centred experience. Staff and students work together in a friendly and supportive atmosphere as part of an intimate campus community. You will know every member of staff personally and feel confident approaching them for help and advice, and staff members will recognise you, not just by sight, but as an individual with unique talents and interests.

We will be there to support you, personally and academically, from induction to graduation.

Fees & Finance

A lot of student finance information is available from numerous sources, but it is sometimes confusing and contradictory. That’s why at BGU we try to give you all the information and support we can to help to throughout the process. Our Student Advice team are experts in helping you sort out the funding arrangements for your studies, offering a range of services to guide you through all aspects of student finance step by step.

Click here to find information about fees, loans and support which will help to make the whole process a little easier to understand.

Undergraduate course applicants must apply via UCAS using the relevant UCAS code. For 2022 entry, the application fee is £22 for a single choice, or £26.50 for more than one choice. For all applicants, there are full instructions at UCAS to make it as easy as possible for you to fill in your online application, plus help text where appropriate.