Nutrition, Physical Activity and Public Health

Course type

Course duration
1 year, 2 years

BASES endorsed

South West

Course description

This programme focuses on developing your skills in research, policy and practice in the combined fields

of diet, physical activity and public health. The development of these skills is vital in addressing real

issues of concern to policymakers and practitioners globally.

The programme will help you to critically examine key interactions at the interface of epidemiology,

behaviour change and policy-relevant research in these connected fields. It will also help you develop

important skills in designing and evaluating research and community interventions.

You will be taught by academics who are at the forefront of real-world research and whose knowledge is

grounded in applied situations. You will learn to address questions such as 'What is the policy

implication?', 'What research design will answer this question?', 'What intervention needs to happen?',

and 'How will it be evaluated?'. This will be invaluable in roles where you may be required to pitch your

future projects to policymakers, commissioners and funders. Skills gained in critical thinking, report

writing, and evaluation will also be transferable to your future career.

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BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.

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