This degree is one of only five courses in the UK to be endorsed by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr). The course has been designed to provide you with an intellectually stimulating and vocationally relevant programme if you are interested in nutrition and exercise sciences as it relates to health. Sedentary lifestyles and poor nutrition can cause diseases that place an enormous burden on the individual and society as a whole. The importance of achieving and maintaining a good level of health and nutrient intake is receiving greater recognition from employers, the government and the general public.
Graduates who have a detailed understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic disease can provide effective recommendations to prevent/delay the onset of disease with exercise and nutritional intervention programmes. BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Exercise Sciences equips 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, taught by specialists in each field. The provision of two strands aligned to professional endorsements such as the The Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) allows you to specialise in nutrition and food science or health and fitness.
3 years full-time. Sandwich: 4 years; Part-time; 5 years
Campus, Full-time and Part-time
Preston (Campus code: U)
Food Science at UCLan is ranked in the UK's top 15 according to the Complete University Guide 2021.
Health and Fitness Strand
Research OR Consultancy Project
2 options from:
Health and Fitness Strand
2 options from:
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU). Sandwich year out £1,000 (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
Fees for international students
Our typical offer is 104-112 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: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC Diploma: Distinction*, Distinction - Distinction*, Distinction*
Pass Access Course: 106 - 112 UCAS Points
International Baccalaureate:Pass Diploma with 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects
IELTS: 6.0 with no subscore lower than 5.5
GCSE: 5 at grade C/4 including Maths & English or equivalent
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.
The University offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support you through your studies.Discover More
If you do not meet the formal entry requirements specified, Foundation Entry offers an alternative route to study for this degreeFoundation Entry Route
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BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, 2017
After graduating from UCLan with a first-class honours degree in Nutrition and Exercise Sciences, Stacey has made it her mission to help the people of Blackpool live a healthier lifestyle.
Starting as a mature student that had been out of education for many years, her goal when starting her course was to become a personal fitness trainer but soon realised that her passion was in nutrition and its links to people’s health.
This course is based in the School of Sport and Health Sciences
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
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For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course 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.