UndergraduateNutrition and Health

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  • Provides a firm foundation in biochemistry, physiology and psychology that you will  need to work as a nutrition professional.
  • Accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so once you graduate you can become a Registered Associate Nutritionist.
  • Taught by leading experts in their field, in excellent facilities, including a food lab with sensory analysis tasting booths and biomedical and microbiology labs.
  • Learn in excellent laboratory facilities including a food lab with sensory analysis tasting booths and biomedical and microbiology labs.
  • 94% of Roehampton Nutrition and Health graduates in work or further study within six months of graduation (DLHE, 2018 results).
  • We are ranked the 6th university in London for Nutrition and Health (Complete University Guide 2018).

Summary

Improve human health and wellbeing by studying a BSc Nutrition and Health 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

You will explore how good nutrition enhances wellbeing, and can help manage or prevent disease, and look at the latest science to analyse the link between food and health, and how that can be applied to individuals, the public and groups such as athletes and older adults. 

The degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition, so when you graduate you can become a Registered Associate Nutritionist and help others lead healthy lives. 

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

We offer innovative modules such as Advances in Nutrition, where you’ll explore 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 interesting modules include Nutrition of Population Groups, which explores how different stages of life can determine nutritional status and requirements, and Food Science, where you’ll gain insight into the science behind food production, quality and safety. 

Year one 

  • Begin exploring the principles of human nutrition, vitamins and minerals, physiology and metabolism, as well as aspects of psychology that can influence food intake.  
  • Develop a thorough understanding of the relationship between food, nutrition and health. 

Year two 

  • Build your research skills to prepare for your research in year three.  
  • Embark on specialised studies of particular aspects of nutrition such as food safety and dietary assessment.  
  • Examine barriers to healthy eating to identify strategies that could improve the diet and health of the nation. 

Year three 

  • Conduct your own research project on an area of nutrition of your choice, under the guidance of one of our expert tutors. 
  • 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 go on to work in the NHS, in areas such as health policy or health promotion, or become a public health nutritionist. Some of our graduates have taken their skills into the food and beverage industry, working in product development or food safety. You could also go on to further study and research at postgraduate level. 

Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers. 

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.

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