Taught course

Physical Activity, Nutrition and Behaviour Change

University of Bedfordshire · School of Physical Education and Sport Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 Honours degree in a related subject from a recognised higher education institution.

Months of entry


Course content

In addition to developing a firm understanding of the links between physical activity, nutrition and health, this course offers invaluable opportunities to further your career prospects during placement and research project units. You develop your practical skills and links with NHS organisations, researchers and clinicians in high-interest areas such as obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus and cancer.

With relevant experience, we will also support you in registering as an associate nutritionist or converting to full registration as a nutritionist or public health nutritionist.

Key features

  • In a supportive and innovative environment, develop your skills and knowledge in preventing and treating health conditions relevant to today's society
  • Apply theory to practice via laboratory-based assessments, professional skills development and work placements that allow you to explore future career opportunities

Career opportunities

There are a multitude of career options in the health sector (NHS and private) and health and fitness industry including: public health management; commissioning; health improvement specialist posts (particularly with a physical activity and/or nutrition focus); exercise referral specialists; nutrition industry; and consultancy-related activities

Areas of study may include:

  • Behavioural science and public health
  • Exercise and nutrition prescription
  • Exercise testing and diagnosis
  • Metabolic health
  • Research and laboratory skills

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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0300 3300 703