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Course summary

Why is the UK going through an obesity epidemic? Why have obesity levels more than trebled in the last 30 years despite the health and wellbeing industries prospering? What can be done to promote balanced nutrition and fitness, and improve public health? Study Fitness, Nutrition and Health here at Abertay and you’ll learn how to meet these social challenges head on. The UK needs practitioners who understand the impact of nutrition and exercise on health, fitness and disease. And more importantly, people who are professionally equipped to help change behaviours. By gaining a practical in-depth knowledge of nutrition and exercise, we help you understand how to improve the wellbeing of the population. This degree gives you: Insight into the cutting-edge issues involved in Fitness, Nutrition and Health. An appreciation of how nutritional needs change throughout an individual’s lifespan. An understanding of the key social issues in sport and exercise. A fundamental knowledge of nutrition, diet and health. The analytical techniques and problem-solving skills needed to work in the fitness or nutrition sectors. Effective communications skills, so you can deal with audiences at all levels. If you have a passion for fitness, nutrition and health, and want to study a wide-ranging and flexible degree, then come to Abertay. Our courses are ideal for secondary school leavers, entrants from further education colleges, and mature students. This Fitness, Nutrition and Health degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), the professional body for Registered Nutritionists. Our nutrition courses ranked 3rd in the UK, and top in Scotland in the Guardian 2021 University Guide. For the first two years, everyone takes Food Science, Nutrition and Wellbeing as a foundation. After that, you’ll specialise, and take this course in years three and four. Find out more in the 'How The Course Works' section below. Students on this course may have to undertake a PVG check if they choose a specific placement (optional) as part of the course. Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't take our word for it: Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 for Teaching Quality. Guardian University Guide 2021 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with Teaching, Course and Feedback. National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.


Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - FOD101 Fundamentals of Nutrition; LSC101 Biology 1: Biology Principles & Practice; SPS103 Introduction to Anatomy and Biomechanics; FOD105 Food and the Consumer; SPS104 Psychology of Exercise and Health. You are also required to select one elective module. For detailed module information please check our website.

Professional bodies

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

  • Association for Nutrition

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Applicants should have National 5/GCSE English and Maths/Lifeskills Maths/Applications of Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent. Higher Applications of Maths at grade C accepted.

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Minimum Qualification Requirements

We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

English language requirements

We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £1820 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £14000 Year 1
International £14000 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Fitness, Nutrition and Health at Abertay University - UCAS