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Nutrition, Diet and Wellbeing

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language at grade C or 4 Maths at grade C or 4 Science at grade C or 4 (Chemistry, Biology, Physics or double science equivalents)

UCAS Tariff

112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example: BBC at A Level DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma. A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subject

Nutrition

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.
Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

**Course summary**
- Develop a strong, well-rounded understanding of nutritional sciences.

- Learn how to develop, manage and evaluate wellbeing services and skills.

- Build your portfolio through participation in live projects and learn to manage your professional development.

- Acquire fundamental knowledge about food and nutrition relevant to key sectors.

Our dietary and lifestyle choices can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing — and can have repercussions on a national level. This course provides the rigorous academic training, as well as the employability and communication skills, you need to work in the nutrition and wellbeing sector, and improve the quality of life for those affected by dietary issues.

**How you learn**
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This varied and intellectually stimulating course allows you to bring theoretical studies to life. You'll reinforce your understanding through practicals, consultancy projects and applied learning activities, working alongside external partners ranging from schools to voluntary sector organisations.

You'll learn through

- lectures and seminars

- real-world consultancy projects

- guest lectures

- practical sessions

**Applied learning
Work placements**

As a student on BSc Nutrition, Diet and Wellbeing you will have the opportunity to undertake an optional paid placement year. We have a robust support system in place to help you when preparing and applying for a placement, and you will be supported by a dedicated work and employability mentor. Completing a placement is a great way to significantly enhance your professional development portfolio which could be used to support an application for recognition by an appropriate professional body such as the Association for Nutrition.

**Live projects**

Throughout your degree, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of consultancy projects. For example, past students have worked on the development and nutritional analysis of a seasonal menu for a local dementia-friendly café, healthy eating classroom education sessions in local primary schools, cook and eat sessions for a local scouts group and the development of a cooking resource pack for young adults with learning difficulties.

Other live projects involve interacting with members of the public to deliver sound and evidence-based nutrition information such as during our annual and well attended nutrition fair. You will also have the opportunity to practice your motivational interviewing skills to support behaviour change and promote healthier lifestyles.

**Field trips**

There are a number of field trips embedded in different modules to provide context to your learning and give you the opportunity to apply your skills. Past students have attended Food Matters Live, and various British Dietetic Association workshops.

**Networking opportunities**

The placement, live projects and field trips provide excellent networking opportunities. Additionally, alumni are invited regularly to come and meet our current students. This represents a fantastic opportunity to not only get a critical insight of different career options but also start building your own professional network.

**Competitions**

We encourage our students to submit their work to the Nutrition Society student conference and relevant awards. In the past, our students have been recognised externally for the high standard of their work. One of our students recently won the Institute of Food Science and Technology young scientist award.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules

Academic And Professional Skills 20
Biochemistry And Physiology For Nutrition 20
Exam
Food Composition And Ingredient Functionality 20
Introducing Health Risk Behaviours 20
Introduction To Human Nutrition 20
Nutrition Portfolio 20

Year 2

Compulsory modules

Academic Research Skills 20
Applied Nutrition Portfolio 20
Nutrition For The Digital Age 20
Nutrition Through The Lifecycle 20
Physiology And Biochemistry Of Health And Disease 20

Year 3

Optional modules

Placement Year -

Final year

Compulsory modules

Behaviour Change And Health Communications 40
Food And Nutrition Research Project 20
Professional Nutrition Portfolio 20
Wellbeing Service Provision 20

Elective modules

Issues In Nutrition 20
Issues In Public Health 20
Issues In Sports Nutrition 20

Assessment methods

Coursework
Exams
Practical

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,415
per year
International
£14,415
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

College of Business Technology and Engineering

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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.

75%
med
Nutrition

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.

Nutrition and dietetics

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
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

79%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
A
E

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.

Nutrition

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
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
53%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Engineering professionals

This is the subject you need to study if you want to become a dietician — an important job in the country’s healthcare sector, and the single most common job for nutrition graduates. We don’t have many graduates in nutrition every year and with the population becoming more aware of health and well-being and with many medical needs being addressed by the application of specific diets, this is likely to be an area of increasing demand in the future.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Allied health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£22k

£25k

£25k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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