Campus : Southampton
Start dates:September, January.

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Our applied human nutrition curriculum will provide you with a thorough grounding in both scientific and applied human nutrition. Core topics of study include food science, food chains, social behaviours, wellbeing, exercise, weight management and professional conduct. There are also opportunities to tailor your studies, choosing from career focused optional units before using an independent research project in the final year to specialise your knowledge further. Our applied human nutrition degree is also accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

Practical working and industry experience will become a key part of your studies. Strong partnerships with primary, community and acute health and social care organisations provide a strong platform for real world learning. You’ll be encouraged to take full advantage of these links by taking part in placements, client briefs and case studies.gradpic

You’ll also benefit from a range of real-world learning opportunities available right here on campus. These could see you working alongside the award-wining Health initiative, the High Performance Academy (HPA) or the Southampton Talented Athlete Scheme (STAS). This experience of supporting athletic performance and leading healthy change within large organisations can go a long way towards improving your employability and helping you transition into the workplace after graduation.

Module Breakdown 

Here is some of the varied range of modules currently on offer:

Year 1

  • Introduction to Food Science
  • Introduction to Health Promotion
  • Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • Physiology and Assessment of Health Status
  • Introduction to Health and Exercise Psychology
  • Introduction to Biochemistry
  • Introduction to Research and Academic Skills for Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Year 2

  • Research Skills for Sport, Health and Exercise Science
  • Practical Skills in Human Nutrition
  • Public Health and Health Promotion
  • Obesity and Weight Management
  • Food Chain and Sustainability
  • Health and Exercise Psychology

Year 3

  • Professional Practice in Human Nutrition
  • Contemporary Health Issues
  • Applied Skills in Human Nutrition
  • Options:
    • Project
    • Work-based project
    • Applied Health and Exercise Psychology
    • Sports Nutrition and Performance
    • Languages

Level 3 or equivalent qualifications are desirable. European and other International qualifications are accepted.
Offers are not solely based on academic results: Your skills, achievements and life experience are also taken into consideration. If you do not have any previous qualifications please contact us and we will be happy to assist you with your application.

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Funding options

This Undergraduate course qualifies for funding from the Student Finance England You would normally apply for this funding at the time of your application and this will cover the cost of your tuition fees and in addition to this you may also be eligible for maintenance loan and other grants. For more information visit Financial Support