Kingston University London - Nutrition (Exercise and Health) BSc (Hons)

Kingston University London

Nutrition (Exercise and Health) BSc (Hons)

Would you like to promote good health and help to prevent disease? Practical knowledge of the benefits of nutrition and exercise can improve people's well-being.

This course studies anatomy, physiology, energy metabolism, nutrition, sports and exercise psychology, and other related subjects. You'll examine the promotion of exercise and nutrition to improve people's physical and mental health.

You'll have access to excellent specialist facilities, including a Bodpod machine, a bespoke nutrition kitchen, and a highly experienced, dedicated team to help you make the most out of your time with us.

Through optional modules in Year 3, you can focus on nutrition, sport, and exercise science, or a combination, including contemporary issues in food and nutrition, or ergogenic aids and extreme environments, making your degree bespoke to you. The four-year sandwich route has a year's industry-related work experience.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • This degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).
  • After graduation, you can apply for registration as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists.
  • Kingston is ranked No.3 in London for sports science (Guardian University League table 2022).

Entry Requirements

  • UCAS tariff points:

     

    96–120 for BSc (Hons); 32 for BSc (Hons) including foundation year from Level 3 qualifications.
  • A Levels to include a Science subject with grade C or above e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Nutrition and Food Science, Food Technology, Food Studies, Home Economics (Food, Nutrition & Health), Psychology and Physical Education. We also count Extended Project towards your total UCAS points. General Studies not accepted.
  • Alternatively, BTEC Extended Diploma in appropriate Science subject (eg Sport and Exercise Science) with grades MMM.
  • Candidates are normally required to hold five GCSE subjects at grade C/4 or above, including Mathematics and English Language.
  • IELTS of 6.5, with no element below 6.0.

Career Prospects

There are opportunities in nutrition, exercise and health-related research, the sport and leisure industries, lifestyle management, health promotion, public health and teaching. 

Course Details

Year 1 introduces the fundamental concepts of food and nutrition, human anatomy, exercise and physiology, together with sport and exercise psychology. You will also study the essential principles of scientific investigation.

Year 2 extends your knowledge of the effects of nutrition, sport and exercise on human physiology and exercise prescription. You will examine the principles of energy metabolism and develop your understanding of health and exercise physiology and sport and exercise psychology. A module in research methods will prepare you for your Year 3 research project.

If you choose the four-year sandwich route of this degree, you will have a year's industry-related work experience between Years 2 and 3

Year 1

Food and Nutrition 1: An Introduction
Essentials for Sport and Exercise Science
Sport and Exercise Psychology 1
Functional Anatomy and Exercise Physiology

Year 2

Core Modules
Food and Nutrition 2: Applied Nutrition
Research Methods in Exercise Science
Sport and Exercise Psychology 2
Optional Modules
Health and Exercise Physiology

Final Year

Core Modules:
Food and Nutrition 3: Public Health Nutrition
Exercise and Health Psychology
Project or Dissertation (Nutrition) OR Sport and Exercise Science Project
Optional Modules:
Food and Nutrition 4: Contemporary Issues in Food and Nutrition OR Extreme Environments and Ergogenic Aids

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