The demand for registered dietitians continues as lifestyles, healthy eating and nutrition become key issues within society. This course is designed to meet the needs of future practitioners and has a particular emphasis on public health and evidence based practice. Key Benefits
- Supervision whilst you are on your placements by a member of the dietetics teaching team and support from dedicated placement staff.
- Links with local employers and professional bodies to ensure that the course content and delivery meets current and future employer needs.
- A diverse teaching team including a range of clinical and academic experts committed to providing a range of excellent learning experiences.
- Placements are normally organised within the West Midlands where students, under supervision, apply the skills that are taught in the Faculty’s clinical laboratories.
- Eligibility to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), upon successful completion of this course. For more information please see the HCPC website.
- Access to the broad research interests of the teaching team, which include: the food poverty, obesogenic environments, whole-person care including spirituality, behaviour change, and ethical decision making by dieticians.
Your main study themes are:
- Human nutrition, public health nutrition and food science.
- Sources and functions of nutrients in health and disease.
- Nutritional requirements at all stages of the life-cycle and all population groups.
- Biochemistry, human physiology and clinical medicine, being the scientific basis for your therapeutic interventions.
- Diet therapy for the treatment and prevention of disease.
- Communication skills and the underpinning behavioural science to help individuals and groups make diet and lifestyle change.
- Research methods to enable you to undertake your own research and use research.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Health and Care Professions Council
- British Dietetic Association
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2022.
If you already have a 2022 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.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
All applications are considered on an individual basis and the whole application is reviewed which includes previous and predicted qualifications, experience, reference and your motivation to study the course. The University also accepts the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate / BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma and BTEC Level 3 National Diploma / BTEC Level 3 Diploma for entry onto degree programmes, provided that they are studied in combination with other qualifications that are equivalent to three A2 Levels. This may include subject specific requirements where necessary. If you are successful in receiving an offer, you will be invited to an Applicant Visit Day to discover more about the course and studying at Coventry University.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|