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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.


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BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science

Biomedical scientists are at the forefront of diagnosing and treating diseases. Our biomedical science degree will give you the lab and research skills to help drive modern medicine.

MSc Clinical Exercise Science

Explore the science behind physical health and exercise and the impact it has on individuals with clinical disease on this industry-led, practical course.

FdSc Health and Social Care (Health Care Assistant Practitioner)

Further your career and understanding of healthcare related topics such as communication, anatomy and physiology and public health, on this challenging and fulfilling course

FdSc Health and Social Care (Nursing Associate)

This course will provide you the skills to gain a role as a nursing associate within the NHS.

FdSc Health Care Play Specialism

Gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to practice as a health play specialist, supporting infants, children and young people through their healthcare journey.

BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science

Follow your passions for sport, and helping people reach their wellness goals. Our fantastic facilities and focus on practical experience will foster a rewarding career in a growing sector.

History Taking and Physical Assessment

In response to demand from NHS and Health Education England, this course provides skills for health care professionals to accurately obtain a clinical history in a consultation.

Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

In response to demand from NHS and Health Education England, this standalone course is designed to educate more prescribers to attend to the demands of the population.

PGCert Independent Prescribing Practice

This course provides skills for health care professionals to become NMC accredited as an Independent and Supplementary prescriber.

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science

Gain a comprehensive understanding of sport and exercise performance with this BASES-endorsed degree that combines access to specialist facilities with professional placements and a hands-on learning.


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.

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