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BSc (Hons), CertHE, DipHE Health, Wellbeing and Community

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Introduction

Learn how to address, or even prevent, a range of long-term health conditions through community-based support programmes. Study BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing and Community at ARU in Writtle.

This is a brand-new course, starting in September 2025. We've created it in consultation with key partners such as the NHS, so you can be sure the things you learn are relevant to the workplace and your future employability.

As the population grows and ages, the UK is experiencing increased demand for local health and care services. In many cases the focus is turning to prevention, with models of health support being redesigned and bringing opportunities for new professional roles, such as Social Prescribing Link Worker, Health and Wellbeing Coach, and community-based therapists.

Study at ARU Writtle on our open, countryside campus. Your studies are supported by a wide range of community practice learning opportunities.

You'll gain a greater understanding of existing health services, coaching techniques that support behaviour change, health inequalities and their impact, and person-centred approaches to care.

As a graduate, you'll have the tools you need to become an advocate for lifestyle change, developing social prescribing and health promotion initiatives, and addressing health and wellbeing concerns at the source.

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Facilities

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Campus facilities and student support

Join a course in Writtle and:

  • study on a beautiful campus in the Essex countryside
  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • make full use of facilities including extensive library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more
  • enjoy social spaces including a restaurant, coffee shop and recreation centre.

Careers

As a Health, Wellbeing and Community graduate you might pursue job opportunities in the NHS, with possible roles including Social Prescribing Link Worker or Health and Wellbeing Coach.

Other career paths include:

  • Public health specialist
  • Community development worker
  • Health or social care commissioner
  • Workplace health manager, or health and wellbeing specialist
  • Voluntary sector leader
  • Quality Improvement Practitioner
  • Project/programme management
  • Health or social care strategy and planning.

Graduation doesn't have to be the end of your time with us. You might decide to at ARU and study for a Masters, such as our MSc Sport, Exercise and Nutrition.

Apply now for BSc (Hons), CertHE, DipHE Health, Wellbeing and Community

Want to talk to someone?

Do you have a question that we haven't answered so far? Talk to our application experts. You can also ask our Student Ambassadors about life at ARU.

We're here Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), and Friday 9am-4.30pm.

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Life in Writtle

Close to major cities, ARU Writtle is located on a picturesque 150-hectare campus in the heart of the Essex countryside.

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