3 years full-time. Sandwich: 4 years; Part-time; 5 years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
B4C0; Short form: BSc/NExS
Preston (Campus code: U)
Get the skills and knowledge you need to improve the health of the nation on this multi-disciplinary course. The importance of keeping healthy and eating well is increasingly recognised by employers, the government and the public, creating exciting career opportunities. You’ll gain a solid understanding of exercise, nutrition, health, science and social sciences, and benefit from our links with external organisations including the food industry, regional and international charities, environmental health and the NHS. You’ll enjoy access to a wealth of resources including excellent laboratory facilities, a superb library and other sport and exercise facilities.
Nutrition and Exercise Science courses at UCLan were in the top 5 in the UK for learning resources by students who completed the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).
112 - 128 UCAS points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma : Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction* Distinction*
Pass access to HE with 112 Points
International Baccalaureate Diploma : 28 - 30P
5 GCSEs at Grade C including Maths and English or equivalent
IELTS 6.0 with no Component lower than 5.5
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.
Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, industry professional qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies are welcome and considered on an individual basis.
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BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Exercise Sciences will equip you with the knowledge and skills required for promoting the health of the general public, clients with risk factors or patients who already suffer from a disease. This is a truly multi-disciplinary course, with each of the areas taught by specialists in that field, producing graduates with in-depth knowledge in all facets of the subject.
Sedentary lifestyles and poor nutrition can cause diseases that place an enormous burden on the individual and the whole society. To deal with these problems, there is growing emphasis placed on the fitness and preventative medicine sectors. Therefore, our graduates, who are specifically trained in methods to prevent and treat disease with exercise and nutritional intervention programmes, are becoming more popular in these sectors.
Year 1 provides a particularly solid understanding of the parent disciplines related to Exercise, Nutrition and to Health. This is developed over your second year with an increased focus on material specific to the individual areas. This is then brought together in Year 3 along with the Final Year Project. There are several options available to you in third year providing the opportunity to specialise in your preferred area. Our courses are also recognised for our strong key skills training that will develop a range of transferable skills and enhance your general employability.
Each year, you will study six modules which will be a mixture of core, optional and elective (free choice) modules. This flexibility will allow you to follow your own interests as they develop throughout the course. One-third of the final year comprises a project, which allows detailed investigation of your choice within the areas of Exercise, Nutrition and Health.
Skills developed throughout the course include:
You can choose to remain on the ‘Core’ Nutrition and Exercise Sciences programme or at the end of year 1 subject to meeting certain criteria - transfer onto one of two pathways: BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (Personal Fitness Training) or BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (Human Nutrition). The core programme offers an optional 48 week sandwich placement in the industry. Using the optional placement year extends the development of a professional approach and the successes after graduation. From study exchanges in Europe to summer exchanges in the United States and Canada there is also a wide variety of opportunities to live, study and work overseas for your optional placement year.
This course is subject to formal course review and reapproval by the University as part of its normal cycle of regular review (a process called Periodic Review). Course information and programme specifications are updated and reviewed as part of this process and course structure and content may be changed to enable the University to deliver a better quality of educational experience to students. This can be in response to various factors including: student feedback; annual reports from external examiners; feedback from the sector or industry advisors or as part of the regular review process by course teams.
This process may well result in changes to the structure and content of the current course as outlined in this Handbook. Any changes made as a result of the process will be immediately included in the course documentation and all students holding current offers will be provided with revised versions prior to the commencement of their programme. If you are not satisfied with the changes, you will be offered the opportunity to withdraw from the programme and, if required, reasonable support to transfer to another provider.
For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)
Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.
Our courses draw upon a broad base of knowledge and skills across health, science and social sciences within UCLan and links with organisations outside of the university, including the food industry, regional and international charities, environmental health and the NHS.
The Personal Fitness Training Pathway is endorsed by Skills Active and has REPS accreditation. The Human Nutrition Pathway is currently seeking accreditation from the Association for Nutrition.
A variety of assessment methods are used including coursework, case studies, presentations, examinations and reflective portfolios.
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.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions. Please take a look at our staff profiles: Stephanie Dillon, Darrell Brooks, Howard Hurst, Nicola Lowe, Carol Wallace.
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