This course is accreditedby the Association for Nutrition
In this rewarding course, 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 scientific principles, 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 through the Lifespan’ 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
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.