This degree programme is designed for individuals with a keen interest in nutrition and health. The BSc Health, Nutrition & Lifestyle programme is aimed at those who wish to work in a community setting, improving health and lifestyle with a key emphasis on nutrition. The degree examines health from a nutritional perspective, however, it also includes the study of exercise, other lifestyle factors and chronic disease. Specialist software is used to undertake dietary analysis and meal planning. Students also use the human performance laboratory to assess individuals’ health and fitness levels. Nutrition for sport and exercise, psychology and public policy are examples of the areas studied. The programme is timetabled over three days of the week. The programme has been externally accredited with the Association for Nutrition (AfN). On completion of the programme, you will be eligible for Registered Associate Nutritionist status, allowing you to use the letters, 'A. Nutr.' after your name.
Year One - Level 4 (Cert HE, Dip HE & BSc) • Health, Exercise and Society (20 credits; optional) • Human Physiology and Fitness (20 credits; compulsory) • Introduction to Health and Exercise Psychology (20 credits; compulsory) • Learning in the Digital Era (20 credits; compulsory; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Nutrition for Health (20 credits; compulsory) • Personal Training (20 credits; optional) • The Science of Nutrition (20 credits; compulsory). Year Two - Level 5 (Dip HE & BSc) • Changemakers: Building your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment (20 credits; optional; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Dietary Analysis (20 credits; compulsory) • Discovering Outdoor Lifestyles (20 credits; optional) • Exercise Physiology (20 credits; optional) • Health and Wellbeing in Education (20 credits; optional) • Health Promotion in Practice (20 credits; compulsory) • Nutrition for Sport and Exercise (20 credits; compulsory) • Research in Health and Physical Activity (20 credits; compulsory) • The Psychology of Exercise and Physical Activity (20 credits; compulsory). Year Three - Level 6 (BSc) • Applied Nutrition and Dietary Analysis (20 credits; compulsory) • Independent Project (40 credits; optional; Graduate Attributes Framework module) • Literature Review in Health, Physical Activity and Nutrition (20 credits; optional) • Perspectives on Health and Physical Activity (20 credits; compulsory) • Primary Research in Health, Physical Activity and Nutrition (20 credits; optional) • Public Health Nutrition (20 credits; compulsory) • Public Policy and Strategies in Health (20 credits; compulsory).
The skills of being able to decipher health and nutrition related research and transfer this into ‘real world’ practical applications for individual and community health are developed and assessed over the three years of study. To achieve this, the strong academic focus of the degree is supported by practical modules in health promotion, dietary analysis and fitness and health assessments. Whilst on the course, students learn how to present a balanced evidenced argument through their formal written work, as well as via individual and group presentations. Within the final year students will design and conduct their own research project or critical portfolio in a specialist area of their choice. Specific types of assessments include; essays, laboratory reports, presentations (group and individual), practical tasks, examinations (seen and unseen papers).
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
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Additional entry requirements
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|