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Health and exercise science courses

Lecturers with firefighters
Solent begins training local firefighters for ambitious rowing challenge
Two firefighters from Southampton are preparing to row across the Atlantic and raise money for mental health. Solent's experienced team of sports, exercise and nutrition academics will provide dedicated training support over the coming months as the pair try to raise £100,000.
Adam Hawkey presenting
Head of sport science and performance is made deputy chair of BASES
He’s advised Premier League football clubs, British Judo and British Gymnastics and assisted with athlete preparation for Olympic and Paralympic Games. Now Associate Professor Adam Hawkey, our Head of Sport Science and Performance, has been made Deputy Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
helping old people
Built in work experience
Second and third year students on the BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science (HNES) course can participate in Solent's Exercise Referral Scheme, working to rehabilitate those living with long term chronic illnesses through exercise
applied nutrition students
Nutrition students team building
In March, first years from the BSc (Hons) Applied Human Nutrition and BSc (Hons) Health, Nutrition and Exercise Science joined final year students for a team building day at Woodmill Outdoor Activities Centre in Southampton. The event was a great opportunity for them to get to know one another, as well as develop team spirit. The students took part in a variety of team building and problem-solving activities, including crate stacking and canoe rafting.
Health and fitness students getting work experience
Real clients and real work experience
Students have the opportunity to practise their skills in our student-led therapy clinic, working with real-life patients. Students also have access to the University’s professional sport and exercise facilities, including fully equipped physiology, psychology, and biomechanics labs, a health and exercise gym, nutrition labs and more