Solent University (Southampton) has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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
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!
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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
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.
|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.
|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
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS minimum 6.5 overall with minimum of 6.0 in each individual component.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
Additional fee 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.
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