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Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (Foundation Entry) BSc (Hons)

Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (Foundation Entry) BSc (Hons)

School of Sport and Wellbeing

UCAS Code

N365

Level

Under- graduate

Campus

Preston

Contact UCLan

University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    4 years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time

  • UCAS Code:

    N365; Short form: N&ESFE

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons)

Why study this course?

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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Clearing 2018

Course at a Glance

Year 1

  • Fundamentals of Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
  • Essential Study Skills for Lifelong Learning

Continued

  • 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

Further Information

Industry Links

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.

Potential careers 
 

  • Community Nutritionist
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • GP Referral Consultant
  • Dietetics Assistant
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Nutritional Scientist
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Food Technologist
  • Researcher
  • Lecturer
  • Science Teacher
  • Fitness Professional

Opportunities

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.

Facilities

Biological Sciences Laboratories

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, Nicola Lowe, Robert Allan and Ben Dickinson.

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Biology Laboratory

Sport Physiology Laboratory

Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Fees 2018/19

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.

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

Industry Links

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.

Professional Accreditation

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.

Learning Environment and Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used including coursework, case studies, presentations, examinations and reflective portfolios.

Opportunities

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.

Facilities

Biological Sciences Laboratories

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.

Careers Map

View our interactive map for guidance on progressing in a career in Sport.