Do you want a career that enables you to strategically and politically influence people’s health and wellbeing? Health and wellbeing are two contemporary mainstream areas of employment that pose a challenge to Western societies, as well as globally. Many of the major illnesses and diseases that cause early death and ill health are the result of poor lifestyle in Western cultures, such as poor food choices and diet, sedentary behaviour and a lack of habitual physical activity, smoking, stress and mental health. To respond to the growing need for a workforce with experience, knowledge and skills in how to improve health and wellbeing, we developed this degree in partnership with the Royal Society for Public Health and major public health employers. You’ll gain an understanding of the factors that can influence and shape the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities and society. You’ll explore how and why individuals behave in ways that either protect or harm their own health, and you’ll gain insight into how the social, political and structural environment that people live in affects their health decision-making. You’ll also put theory into practice in two professional work placements, gaining valuable industry experience and connections. We’ve also aligned the degree with a range of national and international public health practitioner frameworks, ensuring you develop the up-to-date skills and knowledge that employers want. **Graduate opportunities** You’ll be well-prepared for a wide variety of roles in the health and fitness, lifestyle and food industries. You could work as a health improvement specialist or a health promoter on corporate health and wellbeing programmes and in health-related local authority roles. **Placement opportunities** We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You’ll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months’ professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out. Students can work alongside exercise referral specialists within the community, as well as with public health specialists to address population health issues, such as smoking and mental. We also have partnerships with international charities, which give our students the chance to work on health projects in developing countries such as Rwanda, Cameroon, Uganda and Kenya.