BSc (Hons) Nutrition for Health and Performance28T7

    Course Overview

    Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time options available
  • This comprehensive nutrition degree is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers in the health or sport sectors. It focuses on nutrition for athletes and for people with a range of health conditions. You will gain an understanding of food, including food choice and its relationship to health, as well as the role of nutrition in human health and disease prevention. To add diversity to your degree, you may choose to undertake elective units of study in complementary areas such as health promotion, psychology, physical activity and health or exercise science.

    Nutrition plays a key part in the promotion of good health and the primary prevention of diet related illness in communities and populations. You will gain practical experience in our state-of the-art health science laboratories.

    A nutritionist may apply their knowledge in a wide variety of fields which include public health, sports nutrition, the food industry, product development and nutrition science.

    A nutritionist has the opportunity to diversify into many different areas and can opt for a variety of career pathways. You may be involved in: nutrition for athletes, developing food and nutrition policy; food product development; researching nutritional approaches to preventing, managing or treating disease; or training community workers to support individuals and groups to develop cooking skills. This is a new course starting in 2017 and is currently subject to validation.


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* denotes an optional module:

1st Year
  • Human physiology & anatomy
  • Health assessment
  • Biochemistry & biophysics
  • Food science & nutrition
  • Bioscience skills
  • Engaging with learning
2nd Year
  • Food sources & nutrition
  • Nutrition, health & disease
  • Microbiology & safety
  • Public health nutrition
  • Research methods and advanced statistics
  • Placement
3rd Year
  • Nutrition for sport
  • Public health nutrition
  • Nutrition for clinical conditions
  • Entrepreneurship & small business management
  • Honours project

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

As Nutrition graduates you are able to apply to become an Associate Nutritionist and may go on to work in the food industry, product development or marketing, a major supermarket, NHS, nutrition research, Children's Food Trust, and British Nutrition Foundation as nutritionists and health advisors.

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