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Kingston University

Nutrition (Exercise and Health)

UCAS Code: BB4X

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


At least one A-Level with a minimum of a grade C or above in either PE (Physical Education), Biology, Chemistry, Applied Science or Psychology.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104-112

UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Nutrition

Exercise for health

**Reasons to choose Kingston**
– This degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). As a successful graduate, you can apply for registration as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists.
– 100 per cent of students from this course are in employment or further study six months after graduating (DHLE 2016/17).
– This course received more than 92 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).

**About this course**
This exciting applied degree explores how nutrition and activity help us to maintain good health and their roles in preventing and managing disease. You’ll study how the body works (e.g. anatomy, physiology and energy metabolism), nutrition, sport and exercise psychology and multidisciplinary topics related to promoting health and preventing disease.

In Year 3, you can study either contemporary issues of food and nutrition, or ergogenic aids and extreme environments. For your final year research project, you can choose to focus on exercise, nutrition or health science, depending on what interests you most. The four-year sandwich route offers you a year’s industry-related work experience, fantastic for your CV.
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Modules

Example of Modules: Year 1 - Food and Nutrition 1: An Introduction; Sport and Exercise Psychology 1; Functional Anatomy and Exercise Physiology; Essentials for Sport and Exercise Science; Year 2 - Food and Nutrition 2: Applied Nutrition; Sport and Exercise Psychology 2; Health and Exercise Physiology; Research Methods in Exercise Science; Year 3 - Sandwich year; Year 4 - Food and Nutrition 3: Public Health Nutrition; Exercise and Health Psychology; Food and Nutrition 4: Contemporary Issues in Food and Nutrition OR Extreme Environments and Ergogenic Aids; Project or Dissertation (Nutrition) OR Sport and Exercise Science Project

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Applied and Human Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Exercise for health

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
100%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
79%
Male students
21%
Female students
62%
2:1 or above
18%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nutrition and dietetics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is the subject you need to study if you want to become a dietician — an important job in the country’s healthcare sector, and the single most common job for nutrition graduates. We don’t have many graduates in nutrition every year and with the population becoming more aware of health and well-being and with many medical needs being addressed by the application of specific diets, this is likely to be an area of increasing demand in the future.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Secretarial and related occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nutrition

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£20k

£24k

£24k

£28k

£28k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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