Human Nutrition – BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

If you’re passionate about improving human health through better nutrition and disease prevention, then this course, accredited by the Association for Nutrition, will give you an excellent grounding in both scientific and applied public health nutrition. 

More about this course

This degree course addresses how diet, lifestyle and physical activity contribute to health, wellbeing and the prevention of major modifiable diseases. While the UK and most of the developed world are experiencing the longest lifespans of their populations, they’re also experiencing near epidemic levels of chronic non-communicable diseases, especially cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes and cancers. Diet and lifestyle are key modifiable factors that drive these diseases.

You’ll enhance your research, practical and academic skills, and graduate with the necessary grounding to go on to a career in the NHS, or in the broader public or private sector. Offering a programme of study and training for a career in public health or sports nutrition, you’ll be eligible for registration as a Registered Associate Nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition.

Professional accreditation

On graduation, you’ll be eligible to join the Association for Nutrition as a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr)

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Year 1 modules include:

Anatomy & Physiology 1 (core, 15 credits)

Anatomy & Physiology 2 (core, 15 credits)

Applied Health Psychology (for Nutritionists) (core, 15 credits)

Biochemistry for Life Sciences (core, 15 credits)

Cell Biology (for Life Sciences) (core, 15 credits)

Essentials of Human Nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Health, Society and Behaviour (for Nutritionists) (core, 15 credits)

Introduction to Human Nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Year 2 modules include:

Applied Food and Nutritional Science (core, 15 credits)

Energy and Macronutrients (core, 15 credits)

Food Science (core, 15 credits)

Metabolic Biochemistry for Nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Micronutrients for Health (core, 15 credits)

Public Health Nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Techniques in Dietary Assessment (core, 15 credits)

Techniques in nutritional research (core, 15 credits)

Year 3 modules include:

Diet and Disease (core, 15 credits)

Empowering London: Working within the Community (core, 15 credits)

Global Health Nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Human Nutrition Research Dissertation (core, 30 credits)

Nutrition through the lifecycle (core, 15 credits)

Sports and exercise nutrition (core, 15 credits)

Creating a Winning Business 2 (option, 15 credits)

Energy Metabolism & Endocrinology (option, 15 credits)

Where this course can take you

You’ll complete the course equipped to pursue a career as a public health nutritionist in the public sector, in local and national government, in the charity sector or in the academic and research sector.

Previous graduates have gone on to work at organisations such as Nestlé Health Science, the NHS, The Nutrition Society, the World Obesity Federation. Others do consulting and contract work as nutritionists.

This course is also excellent preparation for further research or study

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