What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
• 112 UCAS Points, including at least 64 points from two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National Qualifications We accept AS levels and general studies. Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers92%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Study a course designed to give you the knowledge and skills to become an associate nutritionist recognised by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). You can then work towards becoming a registered nutritionist, highly valued by many employers. The essential practical, communication and analytical skills you gain enable you to work in health improvement, community health promotion, sports nutrition, the food industry or private sector. Key areas of study include • the key physiological links between good diet, nutrition and lifestyle (especially physical activity) choices on health and well-being • how to analyse, understand and improve the diets of individuals and populations • how non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes or heart disease develop, and the role of diet, nutrition and lifestyle factors in their prevention • behaviour in relation to diet and physical activity and approaches to helping change behaviour. How you learn You build theoretical and real-world practical skills through a combination of lectures, seminars, and practical sessions. Some of these are laboratory based and some classroom based. During the course you • build transferable skills which you can apply to employment, research and further study • develop expertise in areas including ingredient choice, dietary analysis of individuals, athletes and populations • gain practical skills such as measuring body composition, nutritional biomarkers and athletic performance • learn behaviour change skills such as motivational interviewing Behaviour change skills are key methods used by professionals who work with lifestyle change such as weight management, public health and health coaching. Experienced lecturers guide you through a range of skills and approaches which are evidence based and essential for working in this sector. You also take business and management modules, enabling you to understand the working world and changing environment of healthcare, the food industry, and exercise and sports nutrition sectors. During the course you have the opportunity to work on real life projects. You are encouraged to gain work experience and develop professional skills to build your professional portfolio, which is required for registration with the Association for Nutrition (AfN) after graduating. In your final year, you carry out a research project in your chosen area of interest. Expert teaching You are taught by an experienced, research-active lecturing team who have contributed to internationally recognised research in areas such as obesity, behaviour change, diabetes and pregnancy. Many are AfN registered nutritionists with expertise in health and wellbeing, sport and exercise, dietetics, product development and consumer behaviour. This means you have access to the latest research and sector developments, ensuring your degree is industry relevant and meets the needs of employers. Facilities You build you practical skills in our modern, purpose-built laboratories and industry standard kitchens. This involves using the latest equipment including specialist sensory and feeding facilities, and equipment to analyse physiology and exercise performance. Your practical work is supported by our dedicated technical team. Leadership award Final year students have the opportunity to apply for an additional leadership award. This is delivered by external industry consultants and is a great way to enhance your CV. Professional recognition This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) which allows graduates to apply for Direct Entry Registration (at Associate Level) with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).
**Year one modules** • understanding food and ingredient selection • nutritional physiology and metabolism • food composition and safety • nutrition in context • academic and professional skills • marketing principles **Year two modules** • professional development for nutritionists • physiology and biochemistry of health and disease • nutrition through the lifecycle • academic research skills • people and organisations in context **Year two options***• food product development • physical activity and health **Year three modules** • behaviour change • epidemiology in health and disease • issues in food and nutrition • project **Year three options** • consumer perceptions of food • issues in sport and exercise • communicating nutrition and health messages • nutrition for sport
Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.
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