Health, Sport & Social Studies

There is increasing cross-over between social care and healthcare roles.

Employment potential and future career prospects are excellent.

There are a number of pathways you can study in the Health and Social Care Arena.

Health and Social Care: In response to demographic changes, including an ageing population, the growth in long-term and chronic illnesses and the increased use of emergency health care, the sector has had to develop its services rapidly. Our programmes are designed to enable progression to a very broad range of health and social care related fields, including nursing, midwifery, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work, mental health, disability, elderly care and support and a whole range of university courses.

Meanwhile, our Early Childhood Studies programmes are an excellent foundation for careers working with children and young people in many sectors including health, education and social care. These programmes offer opportunities for qualified, experienced practitioners and inexperienced applicants alike. There are two pathways for this programme.

In sport, the developing nature of sports science and coaching pedagogical research is a rapidly growing field of study and one that this course allows students to follow. With the changing paradigm of health-related fitness and lifestyle, the sports arena is an exciting area to study. In addition, we have long-standing relationships with elite clubs and the ability to offer internships with the Women's Super League team (Yeovil Ladies FC) and the benefits of preparing you for future sporting employment.