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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary:

  • Gain detailed understanding of the principles and practice of human nutrition.
  • Understand the causes of obesity and the challenges faced in its prevention and treatment.
  • Enhance your ability to critically analyse current and developing theories in human nutrition and weight management.
On this course, you’ll study nutrition in detail, while focusing on the subject of obesity and weight management. You’ll explore the root causes behind these issues, and understand the roles nutritionists can play in supporting individuals to reach their weight loss goals. This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. This course aims to develop your theoretical and practical skills ready for industry. It is based around four major strands — covering core and specialist knowledge, as well as employability and research skills. We use a student-centred approach. The course content is delivered by experts and has been designed to equip you with the relevant expertise and experience you need for employment. The teaching team uses their own research and professional backgrounds to bring the theoretical content to life and ensure that you learn about the latest developments in the field. You learn through:
  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • laboratory classes
  • counselling simulations
  • workshops
Applied learning - Live projects Throughout the course, you’ll take part in activities centred on giving you real industry experience and improving your professional development. These might include work shadowing and volunteering, working on live weight or obesity management projects, or attending relevant conferences, events and workshops. You then complete a work-related learning module to reflect on personal and professional development. You will be required to identify these areas in an action plan and identify objectives and activities to undertake.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Due to the AfN accreditation requirements of the this course, there are no elective modules offered. Compulsory modules Behaviour Change In Nutrition And Health Dissertation Food Chain Global Obesity Interventions For Weight Management Life-Course Approach To Nutrition Nutritional Physiology And Biochemistry Research Methods Work Related Learning

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association for Nutrition

Entry requirements

Normally an honours degree in a science or relevant discipline (2:2 or above) or recognised equivalent qualification. For example food science, nutrition, health and wellbeing, exercise science, biological sciences and psychology would all be relevant. Applicants with an honours degree in an alternative discipline and relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis. We will consider enquiries from those who have substantial experience working in relevant positions in the sport and health sector, food industry or in the field of nutrition but do not have the normal entry requirements. These applications will be dealt with in accordance with SHU Recognition of Prior Learning policy. We may invite these potential students for an interview to discuss their particular background, experience and qualifications. If English is not their first language, applicants will need an IELTS score of 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or equivalent. If the applicant's English language skill is currently below the required level we will consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable them to achieve an equivalent score.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

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Nutrition with Obesity and Weight Management at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS