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Nutrition Exercise and Health University of Plymouth Degree level: Undergraduate

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Discover how physical activity and diet contribute to obesity and chronic diseases. With this course you'll gain an insight into the science underpinning the roles of nutrition and exercise in good health. You'll study key disciplines that relate exercise and nutrition to health, the physiological and psychological implications of health-related behaviours and be ready for employment in the food or fitness industries, health promotion, lifestyle education and public health.

You will benefit from a course accredited by the Association for Nutrition which allows graduates direct entry onto the register of Associate Nutritionists. You’ll develop practical skills, critical awareness and proficiencies required for professional competence. You will enhance your career prospect by taking an optional placement year. You will also have the opportunity to earn a Level 3 Personal Training award.

  • Benefit from accreditation by the Association for Nutrition which allows graduates direct entry onto the register of Associate Nutritionists.

  • Develop practical skills, critical awareness and proficiencies required for professional competence.

  • Gain a strong foundation in the major disciplines underpinning exercise and nutritional sciences.

  • Experience interdisciplinary teaching that addresses contemporary issues in lifestyle-related health.

  • Benefit from strong links with the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences and School of Psychology.

  • Enhance your career prospect by taking an optional placement year.

Course details

Modules

In your first year, you'll be introduced to the core sciences underpinning the contributions of exercise and nutrition to health. Modules will include human physiology, biochemistry, psychology and nutrition. You'll start to develop key graduate skills in communication, data manipulation and IT.

In your second year, you will develop skills for professional practice and research. You'll also develop a deeper understanding of nutrition, exercise and health psychology and have the option to study physiology and health epidemiology.

In your final year, you will develop an advanced understanding of the interacting contributions of nutrition and exercise to public health and their roles in the prevention and treatment of lifestyle related disease. Other modules include sports nutrition and applied psychology. You'll also have a choice of research project to suit your career aspirations.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Assessment method

61% of assessment is by coursework, 31% is by exams and 8% is through practical assessment.

Professional bodies

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

  • Association for Nutrition

How to apply

Application deadlines

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15 January

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 4

International applicants

The University of Plymouth has a dedicated International Student Advice (ISA) service who will support you from the day you accept an offer at the University, right through to graduation. They will offer help and advice so you can get the most out of your studies, and your time in the UK, visit www.plymouth.ac.uk/student-life/services/international-students/international-student-advice for more information. Once you have applied through UCAS, your conditional offer letters will also be sent to you by email, so be sure to enter your current email address on your application and to check this email regularly. You'll need your unconditional letter, and the Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) that we'll send you, when applying for your student visa to the UK. A minimum £2,000 tuition fee deposit will be required before we'll send you the CAS. We're a licenced Tier 4 Sponsor under the Points Based System. To comply with our duties as a Tier 4 sponsor, we're required to check other aspects of your application in addition to your academic achievements, for example any previous studies, financial status and your immigration history in the UK. For course entry requirements (inc. English requirements) please refer to the specific page for the course you are interested in (www.plymouth.ac.uk/study). A recognised English language qualification (e.g. IELTS) would be required or successful completion of one of the University's pre-sessional English Language courses. Check our country pages to find out more about application from your specific home country www.plymouth.ac.uk/international/study/international-students-country-guides. International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages www.plymouth.ac.uk/study/fees If you have any questions please contact international-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 104 - 120 points Including a minimum of 3 A Levels. Including Grade B in Biology/Human Biology and Grade C in a second Science subject. General Studies is excluded.
Suitable second Science subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, and Food/ Nutrition Technology.
A level 104 - 120 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 3 A Levels. Including Grade B in Biology/ Human Biology and Grade C in a second Science subject. General Studies is excluded. Suitable second Science subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, and Food/ Nutrition Technology.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM with at least six specialist subject unit in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Nutrition or Sports Science.
Access to HE Diploma Pass a named Access to HE Diploma (Science based) with 33 credits at Merit and/ or Distinction, including 15 credits in Biology at Merit and 18 credits in further Science subjects with Merit.
Scottish Higher Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.
AS Considered in combination.
Extended Project Considered in combination.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 27 points To include Grade 5 in Biology at Higher Level and Grade 5 in a second Science subject at Higher Level. Suitable second Science subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, and Food/ Nutrition Technology.
English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 To include Biology and a second Science subject. Suitable second Science subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, and Food/ Nutrition Technology.
English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) Considered in combination
Scottish Advanced Higher 120 UCAS Tariff points including a minimum of 2 Advanced Highers. Including Grade B in Biology/ Human Biology and Grade C in a second Science subject. Suitable second Science subjects are Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Physical Education, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Geography, Geology, Applied Science, and Food/ Nutrition Technology.
English and Mathematics accepted within as GCSE equivalent.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Considered in combination.

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/ 4 or above are required for this course.


English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 with 6.0 in all elements.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 * Year 1
EU £9,250 * Year 1
England £9,250 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 * Year 1
Scotland £9,250 * Year 1
Wales £9,250 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

* Please note fees are subject to change - for all information about tuition fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. ** International fees, please visit our fees and funding pages. *** ‘Islands’ refers to fees for both the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

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