Health sciences at Solent
Make a difference and have a rewarding career supporting others. Health sciences is the understanding of the human body to help people through healthcare, pathology treatment and exercise for health.
With an upturn in the growing importance of the use of exercise and nutrition as the foundations for wellbeing, there are many rewarding careers in public health and the private sector.
Solent has a range of courses on offer to further our understanding of human biology and exercise science. Students can study the connection between health and fitness, physiology, exercise science, nutrition and sport therapy to gain the knowledge needed to help people overcome their health challenges or support athletes in a high-performance environment.
To help prepare you for a career in industry, an applied and hands-on approach is encouraged. Through professional placements and applied practice, you will gain first-hand experience of working with teams, athletes in a high-performance environment and the general public. Students studying health and nutrition will be offered the opportunity of two inspiring pathways, Fitness and Personal Training or Health and Exercise Science.
As a biomedical student at Solent, you’ll work in specialist teaching laboratories to build a detailed understanding of the causes of human disease and how these diseases produce symptoms.
With accreditations from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES), the Society of Sport Therapists, the British Psychological Society, the Association for Nutrition, the Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and the Health and Care Profession Council (HCPC), you can be assured of a high-quality education to gain the skills relevant for industry.
MSc Clinical Exercise ScienceThe MSc in Clinical Exercise Science explores the science behind physical health and exercise and the impact it has on individuals with clinical disease. This course will...
BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise ScienceFollow your passions for sport, and helping people reach their wellness goals. Our certified course, fantastic facilities, and practical experience will foster a rewarding career in a growing sector.
History Taking and Physical AssessmentThis course provides skills for health care professionals to accurately obtain a clinical history in a consultation.
Independent and Supplementary PrescribingThis course provides skills for health care professionals to become NMC accredited as an Independent and Supplementary prescriber.
PGCert Independent Prescribing PracticeThis course provides skills for health care professionals to become NMC accredited as an Independent and Supplementary prescriber.
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise ScienceDesigned to deliver a successful career in the sport and exercise industry, this BASES-endorsed degree combines access to specialist facilities with professional placements and a hands-on approach.
BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise TherapyHelp athletes stay at the top of their game with this SST-accredited degree. Learn from clinically active staff and gain hands-on, real-world experience with placements at professional sports clubs.
You'll have access to specialist facilities relevant to your field ensuring that upon graduation you are skilled and confident for a professional career in industry.
Facilities include specialist BASES-accredited laboratories (physiology, biomechanics and psychology), and to the state-of-the-art sports complex, with fitness studios, sports halls and specialist gyms. The biomedical laboratories are comprehensively equipped with laminar flow hood and incubators for microbiological work, spectrophotometers for analytical biochemistry, PCR and gel electrophoresis running/imaging systems for molecular biology, and a range of microscopes for cell biology and pathology.
Come to an open day
- Bethany FosterHealth physiologistGraduated: 2020
- Jack BucklandHealth and wellbeing coachGraduated: 2020
- Megan BatchelorPersonal TrainerGraduated: 2011
- Kate WiliamsPersonal Trainer and Rehabilitation PractitionerGraduated: 2021
- Amy KingHealth and Exercise Development OfficerGraduated: 2017
- Kelly SimmStudentGraduated: 2019
- Sam CookStudentGraduated: 2021