Solent University (Southampton)

Applied Human Nutrition Solent University (Southampton) Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Solent University

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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.

Course details

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 Nutritional 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.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code BB40
Institution code S30
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language. The agreed minimum requirements for this course are: IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each individual component. Qualifications are checked before enrolment, and international students must bring their original certificates or certified copies when coming to study at the University. The University also offers a Pre-Sessional English Language Course for international students who wish to improve their level of English before starting a degree course.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 - 112 points 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.
A level CCC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
P: 15 credits
60 Credits 45 at Merit Level
AQA Level 3 (Foundation) Technical Level (360 glh) In combination with other qualifications.
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (1080 glh) MMM
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (540 glh) In combination with other qualifications.
AQA Level 3 Technical Level (720 glh) DD
AS In combination with other qualifications.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points
OCR Cambridge Technical Certificate In combination with other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma DD
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate In combination with other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM
OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma In combination with other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma In combination with other qualifications.
OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma In combination with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In combination with other qualifications.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) In combination with other qualifications.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each individual component.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,500 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

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.

Provider information

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Solent University (Southampton)
East Park Terrace
Southampton
SO14 0YN


Course contact details

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Main Contact - Admissions and Enrolment Team

+44 (0) 23 8201 5066


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