UndergraduateNutrition and Health

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  • Accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so once you graduate you can become a Registered Associate Nutritionist.
  • Provides a firm foundation in biochemistry, physiology and psychology, necessary for nutrition professionals.
  • Taught by highly experienced and published researchers - all leading experts in their field.
  • Learn in excellent laboratory facilities including a food lab with sensory analysis tasting booths and biomedical and microbiology labs.
  • 95% student satisfaction on this course (National Student Survey 2017 results).
  • We are ranked the 6th university in London for Nutrition and Health (Complete University Guide 2018).

Summary

Improve human health and their well-being by studying a Nutrition and Health BSc at Roehampton, where you will gain insight into the science behind what we eat.

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This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition

In this rewarding Nutrition and Health degree, you will learn about how good nutrition enhances well-being and can help manage or prevent disease. This programme is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so when you graduate you can become a Registered Associate Nutritionist and help others lead healthy lives.

Through the latest scientific principles in nutrition, this popular degree analyses the connection between food and health, and how this can be applied to individuals, the public and specific groups such as athletes and older adults. You will gain the skills to tackle topical issues and understand the effects of food and nutrition on health – an area of increasing public and clinical interest.

Throughout your time at Roehampton, you’ll be supported in a welcoming and diverse community of staff and students in high-quality facilities on a beautiful parkland campus. You will have access to our state-of-the art facilities and excellent laboratories including a food lab complete with sensory analysis tasting booths and specialist laboratories for physiology, microbiology and computing.

We offer innovative modules such as ‘Advances in Nutrition’ that explores recent developments and innovations in the field of Nutrition including the role of ‘omics’ technology, interactions between diet, genes and disease and the role of various nutrients. Other examples include ‘Nutrition of Population Groups’ which explores how different stages of life can determine nutritional status and requirements, or ‘Food Science’ which focuses on the science behind food production, food quality, and food safety.

In your first year you will be introduced to the principles of human nutrition, vitamins and minerals, physiology and metabolism as well as aspects of psychology that can influence food intakes. You will develop a thorough understanding of the relationship between food, nutrition, and health.

Your second year includes a focus on research methods that prepares you for a research project on a subject of your choice in the third year. You will embark on specialised studies of particular aspects of nutrition such as food safety and dietary assessment. Barriers to healthy eating are examined to identify strategies that could improve the diet and health of the nation.

In your final year, you'll conduct your own research project in nutrition under the guidance of one of our expert tutors. You can advance your specialist knowledge and add to your understanding of aspects of health and disease that are influenced by diet.

Here are some examples of the various modules we currently offer:

Year 1

Principles of Human Nutrition
Professional and Academic Practice for Nutritionists
Psychology and Sociology for Nutrition
Introduction to Human Disease
Chemistry of Life
Biometrics: Physiology, Statistics and Maths

Year 2

Public Health and Health Promotion
Food Science
Nutrition of Population Groups
Biosciences Research Methods
Physiology and Metabolism
Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Year 3

Required Modules
Either Dissertation or Critical Review in Nutrition 
Clinical Nutrition
Advances in Nutrition and Health
Human Epidemiology and Pathophysiology

Optional Modules
Psychological Disorders and Health
HIV/AIDS and Global Health
Medical Microbiology

 

Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Above is a list of modules offered this academic year.

Optional modules
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.

You could work in various roles within the NHS, including health policy and health promotion, or become a public health nutritionist. Some graduates work in the food and beverage industry in areas such as product development and food safety or go on to further study and research at postgraduate level.

Specialist facilities available for this course

Life at Roehampton

At Roehampton, we can offer all new students the opportunity to live in accommodation on our beautiful parkland campus, including affordable and high-end options.

We offer scholarships, provide hardship funding and help you find advice on managing your finances while you study.

We provide plenty of opportunities for you to get involved, through volunteering, playing sport or music, or joining one of our many active student societies.