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Nutrition and Exercise Science (Foundation Entry)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points at A2

64 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

64 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

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

MM

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

MPP

64 UCAS points

64 UCAS points

T Level

P

P (D or E)

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Nutrition

Exercise for health

**Course overview**
- Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Get a truly scientific understanding of nutrition and human physiology while you develop the consultancy skills you’ll need to practise as a nutritional adviser on this vocationally-focused course. You’ll study alongside other nutrition and exercise science students during your first year before specialising in years 2 and 3, studying the biochemical basis of nutrition, human physiology, aspects of health and the development of nutritional consultancy.

- With an increasing importance placed on the preventative medicine sectors, graduates of this course are highly sought after as they are trained in methods to prevent and reduce disease through exercise and nutritional intervention programmes.

- You’ll have the opportunity to work with professional sports clubs and athletes. You’ll also have the opportunity to undertake work experience or research opportunities abroad via student exchange programmes. We have links with universities in the United States, Canada and Spain, offering the opportunity for students to live and study Year 2 abroad.

**Further information**
We have links with organisations in the food industry, regional and international charities, environmental health and the NHS.

Modules

Year 1: Fundamentals of Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, Essential Study Skills for Lifelong Learning, Professional Work Environments for Sport, Practical Sport, Exercise and Physical Activity

Year 2: Principles of Physiology and Scientific Enquiry, Principles of Biology and Nutrition, Planning and Instructing Exercise for Health and Fitness, Health and the Social Sciences

Year 3: Principles of Physiology and Scientific Enquiry, Principles of Biology and Nutrition, Planning and Instructing Exercise for Health and Fitness, Health and the Social Sciences

Nutrition Strand - Food Processing and Preservation

Health and Fitness Strand - Advanced Principles of Exercise and Training

Year 4: Research OR Consultancy Project, Nutrition and Health, Nutrition Strand, Nutritional Biochemistry. 2 options from: Food Borne Disease, Food Allergies and Intolerances, Public Health: Delivery and Action, Psychology of Diet and Exercise, Professional Work Experience

Health and Fitness Strand - Exercise Referral

2 options from: Training Prescription for the Elite Athlete, Public Health: Delivery and Action, Psychology of Diet and Exercise, Professional Work Experience

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Sport and Health Sciences

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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.

67%
med
Nutrition
85%
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.

Nutrition and dietetics

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
58%
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

75%
Library resources
75%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
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
47%
Male students
53%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
12%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
C

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

76%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
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?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
70%
Male students
30%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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.

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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

27%
Sports and fitness occupations
9%
Managers and proprietors in hospitality and leisure services
9%
Welfare and housing associate 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.

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.

£17,500
med
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

26%
Sports and fitness occupations
12%
Health associate professionals
7%
Teaching and educational professionals

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.

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.

£22k

£22k

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

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

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

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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