N365; Short form: N&ESFE
Preston (Campus code: U)
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.
Our typical offer is 72 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Merit, Merit, Pass
BTEC Diploma: Distinction, Merit
Pass Access Course: 72 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
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.
Health and Fitness Strand
Research OR Consultancy Project
2 options from:
Health and Fitness Strand
2 options from:
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 as well as study abroad during year 2 via student exchange programmes. We have links with universities in the United States, Canada and Spain.
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: Dr. Stephanie Dillon | Dr. Stefan Birkett | Dr. Robert Allan | Dr. Bojlul Bahar | Dr. Jan Mei Soon
Sport Physiology Laboratory
Our courses draw upon a broad base of knowledge and skills across the scientific disciplines of nutrition, exercise and health within UCLan and links with organisations outside of the university, including local councils, the food industry, regional charities, professional sports clubs and the NHS.
Full-time: The fee for the first year of the course will be £5,500 (UK/EU). Fees for years 2 to 4 will be £9,250* (UK/EU) per year
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 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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