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Undergraduate courses

Nutrition and Health

Why study at Roehampton

  • This course provides a firm foundation in biochemistry, physiology, and psychology, which is needed for nutrition professionals.
  • You will be taught by experienced and published researchers who are registered experts in their field.
  • The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition.

On graduation you will become a Registered Associate Nutritionist.

Good nutrition enhances wellbeing and can help manage or prevent disease, consequently there is increasing public and clinical interest in the effects of nutrition on health. Through scientific principles, this popular course analyses the connection between food and health, and teaches you how to apply this knowledge to individuals and the public. This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition and on graduation; you will become a Registered Associate Nutritionist.

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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).

Year-by-year summary

First year

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.

Second year

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.

Third year

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.

Facilities

On campus

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).

Off campus

Roehampton is close to the many world-class facilities in London, including: libraries, hospitals, Food Standards Agency, venues for international nutrition conferences and exhibitions.

Example modules

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Food Science
  • Public Health and Health Promotion

Career options

Graduates work as public health nutritionists, follow careers in health policy and health promotion in local or central Government or work in the Food Industry. Graduates also work in various roles within the NHS. Some graduates choose further academic study at postgraduate level.

UCAS code

B400

Level

Undergraduate

BSc

Single honours

Entry tariff

240 points

Specific entry requirements »

General entry requirements »

Department

Life Sciences »

Duration

3 years (full-time), 5–7 years (part-time)

Tuition fees

£9,000 (2015; UK/EU) »

£12,000 (2015; International) »

Cash scholarships and bursaries available »

Programme outline

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Further information

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enquiries@roehampton.ac.uk »
+44 (0)20 8392 3232

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