We use cookies to allow us and selected partners to improve your experience and our advertising. By continuing to browse you consent to our use of cookies. You can understand more and change your cookies preferences here.

University of Plymouth

Nutrition Exercise and Health

UCAS Code: BC46

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

Entry requirements


104 - 120 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 3 A Levels. Including Grade B in Biology/ Human Biology and Grade C in a second Science subject. General Studies is excluded. Suitable second Science subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, and Food/ Nutrition Technology.

Considered in combination.

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (Science based) with 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction, including 15 credits in Biology at Merit and 18 credits in further Science subjects with Merit.

Considered in combination.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

To include Grade 5 in Biology at Higher Level and Grade 5 in a second Science subject at Higher Level. Suitable second Science subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, and Food/ Nutrition Technology. English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

To include Biology and a second Science subject. Suitable second Science subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, and Food/ Nutrition Technology. English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

Considered in combination

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

DDM

with at least six specialist subject unit in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Nutrition or Sports Science.

Considered in combination

120 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers. Including Grade B in Biology/ Human Biology and Grade C in a second Science subject. Suitable second Science subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, and Food/ Nutrition Technology. English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

104-120

Including a minimum of 3 A Levels. Including Grade B in Biology/Human Biology and Grade C in a second Science subject. General Studies is excluded. Suitable second Science subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, and Food/ Nutrition Technology.

Considered in combination.

92%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Nutrition

Exercise for health

Discover how physical activity and diet contribute to obesity and chronic diseases. With this course you'll gain an insight into the science underpinning the roles of nutrition and exercise in good health. You'll study key disciplines that relate exercise and nutrition to health, the physiological and psychological implications of health-related behaviours and be ready for employment in the food or fitness industries, health promotion, lifestyle education and public health.

You will benefit from a course accredited by the Association for Nutrition which allows graduates direct entry onto the register of Associate Nutritionists. You’ll develop practical skills, critical awareness and proficiencies required for professional competence. You will enhance your career prospect by taking an optional placement year. You will also have the opportunity to earn a Level 3 Personal Training award.

* Benefit from accreditation by the Association for Nutrition which allows graduates direct entry onto the register of Associate Nutritionists.

* Develop practical skills, critical awareness and proficiencies required for professional competence.

* Gain a strong foundation in the major disciplines underpinning exercise and nutritional sciences.

* Experience interdisciplinary teaching that addresses contemporary issues in lifestyle-related health.

* Benefit from strong links with the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and School of Psychology.

* Enhance your career prospect by taking an optional placement year.

Modules

In your first year, you'll be introduced to the core sciences underpinning the contributions of exercise and nutrition to health. Modules will include human physiology, biochemistry, psychology and nutrition. You'll start to develop key graduate skills in communication, data manipulation and IT.

In your second year, you will develop skills for professional practice and research. You'll also develop a deeper understanding of nutrition, exercise and health psychology and have the option to study physiology and health epidemiology.

In your final year, you will develop an advanced understanding of the interacting contributions of nutrition and exercise to public health and their roles in the prevention and treatment of lifestyle related disease. Other modules include sports nutrition and applied psychology. You'll also have a choice of research project to suit your career aspirations.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment methods

61% of assessment is by coursework, 31% is by exams and 8% is through practical assessment.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Biomedical Sciences

TEF rating:

Calculate your living costs

See how much you'll need to live on at your chosen university, with our student budget calculator.

See your living costs
Read full university profile

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.

91%
high
Nutrition

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.

Nutrition and dietetics

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
99%
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

96%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
89%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B

Biological and sport sciences

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
52%
Male students
48%
Female students
37%
2:1 or above
23%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
56%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

57%
Health professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
4%
Therapy 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.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sports and fitness occupations
12%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£25k

£25k

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.

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

Share this page

Expert tips for uni - straight to your inbox
Free to students, teachers and parents
Sign me up

This is what the university has told Ucas about the criteria they expect applicants to satisfy; some may be compulsory, others may be preferable.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is the percentage of applicants to this course who received an offer last year, through Ucas.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Course location and department:

This is what the university has told Ucas about the course. Use it to get a quick idea about what makes it unique compared to similar courses, elsewhere.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF):

We've received this information from the Department for Education, via Ucas. This is how the university as a whole has been rated for its quality of teaching: gold silver or bronze. Note, not all universities have taken part in the TEF.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information comes from the National Student Survey, an annual student survey of final-year students. You can use this to see how satisfied students studying this subject area at this university, are (not the individual course).

We calculate a mean rating of all responses to indicate whether this is high, medium or low compared to the same subject area at other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA).

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

Graduate field commentary:

The Higher Education Careers Services Unit have provided some further context for all graduates in this subject area, including details that numbers alone might not show

Have a question about this info? Learn more here

The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

Have a question about this info? Learn more here