Course code: WD125 What is the BA (Hons) in Exercise and Health Studies course? The BA (Hons) in Exercise and Health Studies is a four year honours degree that prepares students for employment as physical activity and fitness professionals. Exercise and Health Studies has three distinct elements. Studies in exercise and health science examine the influence of exercise on the body and the role of exercise in the treatment of modern health problems. Studies in physical activity and health promotion consider how best to encourage behaviour change. Practical exercise leadership skills are the third key component of this discipline. Work Placement A 16 week work placement takes place in the semester 5/6 of the course which allows students to gain real experience in a fitness, special needs or physical activity promotion environment.