Health and Wellbeing Courses by Distance Learning Open University United Kingdom

Health and Wellbeing courses

Are you interested in the science behind what makes us healthy? Do you want to develop a career in a wellbeing or healthcare setting? Our health and wellbeing courses offer varied qualifications in a personally rewarding subject. Choose from our range of degrees, diplomas and certificates below to open up career opportunities in this rapidly growing sector.

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Health and Wellbeing


Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits
Stage 3120 credits
Total of 360 credits

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 6 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 3 years

Health and Wellbeing


Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits
Total of 240 credits

How long will it take?
Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 4 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 2 years

Health and Wellbeing


Stage 1120 credits
Total of 120 credits

How long will it take?
Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 2 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 1 year

Why study Health and Wellbeing with The Open University?

For over 30 years, we’ve been delivering supported and open distance learning in health and wellbeing. You’ll learn from highly-respected materials used across a variety of disciplines and professions. With over 12,000 wellbeing, health and social care students, you’ll be studying with one of the largest and most innovative educational providers in this sector.

The benefits of studying health and wellbeing with us are:

  • Stay in your job while you study. You can fit our flexible learning around your work and social commitments.
  • We work in partnership with employers to provide learning programmes that meet their changing needs.
  • We have a strong track record in applied health and social care research, benefitting from funding from Research Councils (ESRC and AHRC), and the National Institute for Health Research.
  • We use innovative technology such as augmented reality to enhance your learning.

Careers in Health and Wellbeing

Studying for an Open University qualification in health and wellbeing is ideal for personal development or career progression. We offer a unique work-based pre-registration nursing programme with a flexible qualifying route into mental health nursing, together with a range of modules and awards for professional development if you work in a sport, wellbeing or caring role.

Our range of health and wellbeing courses can help you start or progress your career in:

  • Sport and fitness
  • Community development
  • Health education
  • Mental health nursing

Looking for something other than a qualification?

The majority of our modules can be studied by themselves, on a stand-alone basis. If you later choose to work towards a qualification, you may be able to count your study towards it.

See our full list of Health and Wellbeing modules

All Health and Wellbeing courses

Browse all the Health and Wellbeing courses we offer – certificates, diplomas and degrees.

See our full list of Health and Wellbeing courses

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Student Recruitment
The Open University
PO Box 197
Milton Keynes