BSc (Hons)

Nutrition & Exercise Sciences

3 years
September 2024
Foundation entry

Discover a combination of subjects that puts the health of the nation in your hands, with an evidenced-based approach to nutrition and exercise science to help combat poor food choices and sedentary lifestyles.

Why study with us

  • 4th
    in the UK for learning opportunities
    National Student Survey (Nutrition and Dietetics) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • 6th
    in the UK for teaching on the course
    National Student Survey (Nutrition and Dietetics) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
  • Study on one of only six courses in the UK endorsed by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register.
  • Benefit from being taught by registered nutritionists, clinical and exercise physiologists and experienced industry professionals.
  • From Year 2 specialise by following the Human Nutrition Pathway or the Health and Fitness Pathway.

What you'll do

  • This course produces skilled graduates who will fill the gap between the medical profession and the fitness industry. You’ll develop an understanding of the pathophysiology of chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer and metabolic diseases, as well as learning how to create effective exercise and nutritional interventions.
  • This course provides opportunities to undertake work experience, support real-world research as well as study abroad via student exchange programmes. We have links with universities in the United States, Canada and China.
  • Throughout your degree you will have access to a range of facilities which includes our BASES accredited Physiology laboratory and specialist nutrition and food chemistry equipment to aid teaching and research.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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A thoroughly enjoyable and life changing experience.
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Naomi Liles
BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
United Kingdom
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Academic expertise

Dr Stephanie Dillon
Principal Lecturer
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

Stephanie is the academic team leader for Sport, Nutrition and Clinical Sciences and Course Leader for Nutrition and Exercise Sciences. Stephanie is a Nutritional Biochemist with a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry with an interest in dietary micronutrients and antioxidants in health …

Dr April Melia
Lecturer in Nutrition
School of Health, Social Work and Sport

April is the module leader for the foundation entry and teaches across undergraduate courses delivering nutritional and personal fitness content in addition to module lead for Exercise Referral. April has expertise with techniques for body composition analysis, capillary blood sa…

Future careers

The knowledge and skills you’ll develop on our Nutrition and Exercise Sciences BSc (Hons) programme can help you chart a future in research, healthcare, sport, food industry, teaching and more.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country to see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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