This course is accredited
by the Association for Nutrition.
This course has been fully accredited by the Association for Nutrition and on graduation you become a Registered Associate Nutritionist. 90% of the University's submitted work in Allied Health Professions and Studies was recognised either internationally or nationally. More than 20% of that work was "internationally excellent" (RAE 2008).
The first year introduces you to the principles of human nutrition, vitamins and minerals, physiology and metabolism as well as aspects of psychology and sociology that can influence food intakes.
The second year includes a module in research methods that prepares you for a research project on a subject of your choice in the third year. You also 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.
You conduct your own research project in nutrition under the guidance of a tutor. Selecting from a wide choice of optional modules, you advance your specialist knowledge and add to your understanding of those aspects of health and disease that are influenced by diet.
The programme uses a modern, well-equipped food laboratory with tasting booths and specialist laboratories for physiology, microbiology and computing.
The University's Sport Roehampton Performance Centre is the best laboratory of its type in London and includes a climatic chamber and automated motion-capture systems. It is accredited by the British Association for Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).
Roehampton is close to the many world-class facilities in London, including: libraries, hospitals, Food Standards Agency, venues for international nutrition conferences and exhibitions.