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Promote healthy lifestyles with health and exercise courses from Ara

Wednesday, May 3, 2023   Posted in: Training By: Administrator With tags: health, sport, exercise, nutrition, qualification, education

Ara's applied science and exercise-related programmes lead to a wide range of exciting career opportunities in human nutrition, health promotion, sport and exercise science.

Find out more about these qualification options from Ara - with courses starting in July 2023.

You can also talk to staff about these courses at Ara's Open Day on Thursday 8th June 2023.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Nutrition)

Gain an in-depth understanding of nutrition and equip yourself with the skills to enhance the health of others.

This programme will equip you with expertise in nutrition and provide you with a range of skills leading to a variety of careers. You’ll learn about nutrients in food, how the body absorbs these nutrients for growth and maintenance, and the relationship between diet, health and disease. You’ll also complete 260 hours of work placement over two years.

You’ll also complete 260 hours of work placement over two years.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion)

Learn how to positively impact the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and populations through sustainable behavioural change, healthy choices and changes to the environments in which we live, work and play.

The promotion of healthier choices in everyday life reduces the risk of premature mobidity and mortality. This three-year programme will equip you with an holistic view of health and the skills required to help people achieve optimal health and wellbeing. You’ll learn how to create sustainable behaviour change through changes in physical, social and economic environments.

You’ll also complete 260 hours of work placement over two years.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

The essence of this programme is the belief that the application of scientific theory and principles to sport and exercise will enhance performance. Using this approach you'll gain hands-on experience - such as performance analysis and strength and conditioning - in both laboratory and industry settings, and you'll learn how to evaluate, facilitate and enhance sports performance in a wide range of contexts.

Certificate in Exercise

This Level 4 certificate will enable you to turn your passion for sport and exercise into a career as a professional fitness trainer. Covering exercise physiology, fitness assessment, nutrition, anatomy, exercise prescription, performance training and professional practice, it will equip you with the practical skills and theoretical knowledge required to be successful in the fitness industry.

You can register as a personal trainer with Registered Exercise Professionals (REPs) upon graduation.