Sport & Health
Our focus in health surrounds the rapidly changing national and indeed global, population's health and care environment and in focusing on proactive health management throughout our daily lives.
The UK is currently experiencing a growth in demand for local health and care services that is unsustainable in its current delivery model. This coupled by a growing and ageing population with complex needs associated with multiple 'long-term conditions'. Research highlights that 80% of these 'Long-Term Conditions' can be prevented, eased and, in some instances, reversed through self-care, self-management and lifestyle changes.
As locally and nationally the health and care sector is focusing more on prevention. The model of health support is being redesigned, giving opportunities for new and differing roles within communities; for example Social Prescribing Link Worker, Health and Wellbeing Coach, therapists and social workers.
Working in partnership with the NHS and other key organisations, WUC programmes in Health and Wellbeing have been developed through a growing understanding of the rapidly changing national and indeed global, population's health and care environment. Our holistic and integrated approach focuses on our open, countryside learning environment, supported with a wide range of community practice learning opportunities, ensuring maximum employability at the end of the course.
Our programmes focus both at undergraduate level as well as in continuing professional development through the provision of accredited modules from Level 4 to Level 6.
Top reasons to study at WUC...
Our Centre of Sport and Health links curriculum, community work, and commercial health enterprise providing a 'live' and relevant educational setting.
Small and Supportive teaching environment - yet forward thinking with new approaches for promoting health throughout the community.
We have created our courses in consultation with key partners, ensuring that learning outcomes are relevant to the workplace for the future.
Our strong links with NHS are embedded in the joint delivery of a range of professional development courses for practitioners.
Our large open campus provides positive environment for wellbeing and is host to a wide range of community activities.