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Solent University (Southampton)

Applied Human Nutrition

UCAS Code: BB40

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

In combination with other qualifications.

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh)

MMM

In combination with other qualifications.

AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh)

DD

In combination with other qualifications.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45,P:15

60 Credits 45 at Merit Level

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

In combination with other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

In combination with other qualifications.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMM

In combination with other qualifications.

In combination with other qualifications.

In combination with other qualifications.

In combination with other qualifications.

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

DD

In combination with other qualifications.

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

MMM

In combination with other qualifications.

UCAS Tariff

96-112

A-levels, a BTEC Extended Diploma at MMM or BTEC Diploma at DD or equivalent. GCSE Maths and English at grade C / grade 4 or above. Desirable: A-level physical education or human biology, or equivalent.

In combination with other qualifications.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Nutrition

This three year degree (four year with placement) is the ideal preparation for careers in the growing nutrition and wellbeing sector. By working with a range of clients and learning how the food we eat can prevent disease, enhance wellbeing and improve performance, you’ll graduate well positioned for careers in food and health promotion, sports nutrition, government policy making, public health and postgraduate research.

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.

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.

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 Solent 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.

Modules

Year one
Core units

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 Nutritonal Biochemistry
Introduction to Research and Academic Skills for Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Year two
Core units

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 three
Core units

Professional Practice in Human Nutrition
Contemporary Health Issues
Applied Skills in Human Nutrition

Options

One of:

Project
Work-based project

One of:

Applied Health and Exercise Psychology
Sports Nutrition and Performance

Please note: Not all optional units are guaranteed to run each year.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Southampton Solent University offers a range of bursaries and scholarships that provide financial assistance or waive fees for tuition or accommodation. Each bursary or scholarship has specific eligibility criteria. Check out our bursaries and scholarships pages to find out more.

The Uni


Course location:

Solent University (Southampton)

Department:

Sport, Health and Social Sciences School

TEF rating:

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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.

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