Undergraduate Extended DegreeNutrition and Health (extended degree)

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  • Accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so once 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. 
  • 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 the BSc Nutrition and Health extended degree 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

The BSc Nutrition and Health extended degree programme includes a foundation year, which will provide you with a sound introduction to key elements needed for studying Nutrition and Health at degree level. Our extended degree programme will provide you with a thorough and supportive academic preparation for study. The Foundation year is carefully designed to build your confidence in your abilities, develop essential academic and study skills, and provide you with subject specific knowledge as a basis for success in your following three years.

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 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 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.

 

During the foundation year, you will complete core modules in English and Mathematics, as well as an extended project which will develop your skills in carrying out research, using scholarly sources, drawing comparisons between your own research and that of others and documenting your findings. You will study two modules in Life Sciences which will give you the opportunity to explore methods of scientific thinking and reasoning in an enquiry-based way. You will also be introduced to key concepts in human physiology that are common cornerstones of the different degree programmes.

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.

You could work in 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. Graduates also work in various roles within the NHS, and some choose to do research or further study at postgraduate level.

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.