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Kingston University

Nutrition (Exercise and Health) Foundation Year

UCAS Code: CB64

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E

Any subject not continued onto A2 level would be considered for this programme alongside at least one other full A Level.

A pass in any Access to HE Diploma would be considered suitable for this programme

Considered in any subject alongside at least one other full Level 3 qualification such as an A Level

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

With a minimum of a grade 4 at Higher Level English or a grade 5 Standard Level English.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

PP

Any subject considered

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

M

Any subject considered

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

PPP

Any subject considered

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

MP

Any subject considered

OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma

M

Any subject considered

OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma

MP

Any subject considered

Pearson BTEC 90-Credit Diploma (QCF)

MP

Any subject considered

Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF)

PP

Any subject considered

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

PPP

Any subject considered.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PP

Any subject considered.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

M

Any subject considered

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

Any subject considered.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

M

Any subject considered

Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)

M

Any subject considered

UCAS Tariff

32

UCAS points from a minimum of 2 A-Levels or equivalent Level 3 qualifications. General Studies not accepted.

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Exercise for health

Biological sciences

**Reasons to choose Kingston**

– This degree is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Once you graduate, you can apply for registration as an Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) on the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists.

– With appropriate experience, you can apply for registration to the AfN Sport & Exercise Nutrition register.

– This course received 100 per cent overall student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2019).

**About this course**

Would you like to promote good health and help to prevent disease? A practical knowledge of the benefits of nutrition and exercise can improve people’s wellbeing.

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

Through optional modules in Year 3, you can focus on nutrition, sport and exercise science or a combination, including contemporary issues of food and nutrition, or ergogenic aids and extreme environments.

The four-year sandwich route has a year’s industry-related work experience – great for your CV.

Modules

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Year 0 - Foundation core modules: CX3005 - Computer programming, SX3006 - Mathematics For Science, SX3001 - Scientific Investigation & Skills.

Year 0 - Foundation optional modules: SX3002 - Biology, SX3003 - Chemistry, CX3001 - Technical Investigation & Skills, CX3002 - Mathematics for Computing, CX3003 - Mathematics, CX3004 - Computer Systems, SX3007 - Environment Science & Geography, SX3005 - Sport Science.

Year 1: LS4006 - Food and Nutrition 1: An Introduction, LS4007 - Essentials for Sport and Exercise Science, LS4008 - Sport & Exercise Psychology, LS4009 - Functional Anatomy & Exercise Physiology.

Year 2: LS5007 - Food and Nutrition 2: Applied Nutrition, LS5012 - Research Methods in Exercise Science, LS5013 - Sport and Exercise Psychology II, LS5014 - Health & Exercise Physiology.

Year 3 core modules: LS6009 - Food and Nutrition 3: Public Health Nutrition, LS6017 - Exercise & Health Psychology , LS6023 - Sport Science Project or Dissertation, LS6015 - Nutrition Project.

Year 3 optional modules: LS6010 - Food and Nutrition 4: Contemporary Issues in Food and Nutrition, LS6018 - Extreme Environments and Ergogenic Aids.

Assessment methods

Your teaching will include lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical laboratory experience, with access to high-specification physiology and biomechanics laboratories.

Each module will be assessed using assessment methods best suited to the module and the material. Examples of assessment include short answer or multiple choice tests, essays, laboratory reports, presentations, production of a final year thesis and examinations.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Kingston University

Department:

Department of Applied and Human Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

95%
high
Exercise for health

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

98%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
98%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

92%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
98%
Course specific equipment and facilities
98%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
74%
Male students
26%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
38%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

Others in biological sciences

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
high
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
52%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Secretarial and related occupations

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

Others in biological sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
high
Average annual salary
93%
med
Employed or in further education
66%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Natural and social science professionals
17%
Science, engineering and production technicians
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers

These stats refer to the prospects of graduates from general courses in biosciences. About a quarter go into further study and for those who go into work, bioscience, teaching and finance jobs are the most common types of employment. But you can go into most careers with this kind of degree — the majority of jobs for graduates don’t ask for a particular degree subject - and you will acquire a wide range of skills valued by many employers. If you want to find out more specifically about the prospects for your chosen subject, it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

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