Health improvement practitioners increasingly need to understand the impact of nutrition and exercise on health, fitness and disease.
This course offers a scientific basis for health promotion and covers key disciplines that relate exercise and nutrition to health. This includes the physiology and prescription of nutrition and exercise, health behaviour change, and investigative skills.
The course offers you exercise practitioner and nutritionist accreditation opportunities, strong NHS and community health links, and prepares you for employment in the food, health and fitness industries, health promotion, lifestyle education and public health.
- Benefit from accreditation by the Association for Nutrition which allows graduates to apply for direct entry onto the register of Associate Nutritionists
- Gain from integrated accreditation opportunities for exercise practice with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) including Level 3 Personal Training and Level 3 Exercise Referral awards
- Learn about prevention and treatment of chronic disease such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer and benefit from the opportunity to apply this knowledge by working with these patient groups within our specialised clinics
- Study areas including how nutrition and exercise contribute to the prevention and management of disease; health psychology and behaviour change; communication skills for healthcare professionals; research and investigative skills
- Study with a world-leading research team in community and field settings and in our sport and exercise science laboratories using state-of-the-art equipment
- Benefit from employer links with the NHS and local community health programmes, which keep the course relevant to current practice