Human Nutrition at Bath Spa University is an exciting course that challenges views. Having great experience in the subject, we give you thorough and up-to-date specialist knowledge in an ever growing area.
There’s an increasing demand for multi-skilled graduates with knowledge of nutrition and health; we provide you with the skills needed for employment in both the private and public sector. When you graduate, you’ll be eligible for Associate Nutritionist status, as the course is accredited by The Association for Nutrition.
This course provides an approach to nutrition that is based on the scientific and academic principles of biology, biochemistry, social and public health aspects of human nutrition as well as observing the principles of food resources, food development and safety.
By studying human nutrition, you’ll understand the scientific principles underlying nutritional requirements throughout life, in health and disease.
Typical offer range for UK / EU applicants
260–300 UCAS Tariff points, with minimum 160 points from at least two science based subjects (Biology preferred plus a related science subject e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Physical Education or Food Technology) at A-level or equivalent.
An Access course that includes biosciences and numeracy.
You’ll be introduced to a broad range of subjects underpinning the study of nutrition. Emphasis is given to key skills including communication (both written and oral), problem solving and the use of a range of laboratory and ICT techniques, including specialist diet analysis software.
You’ll build on your knowledge from Year 1 and apply it to aspects of human nutrition investigating the role of diet and physical activity in health and as a risk factor in health disorders. Importantly you’ll gain an understanding of the ethical and professional framework you‘ll work within as a graduate of a human nutrition degree. You’ll be trained in research methodology, and increasingly you’ll become an independent and autonomous learner.
You’ll explore future careers through an optional, but encouraged, work placement in Year 2.
In your final year you’ll critically explore the complex nature of issues related to dietary intake, exercise and the acquisition of human health. You’ll also build upon the food modules in Years 1 and 2. The primary research investigation is an important part of your studies in Year 3 and this will enable you to integrate the practical and theoretical aspects of diet, nutrition and ethics.
Example graduate destinations include:
Dietetics (after a postgraduate dietetics programme);
Working in the Food industry – new product development, technologists, sensory analyst;
Secondary schools teaching Biology (after Postgraduate Certificate in Education);
Masters programmes in specialisms such as nutrition and sport or physical activity;
PhD study and post-doctoral research;
Working in public health for councils or local organisations;
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