BSc (Hons)

Nutrition & Exercise Sciences (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2024
In Person

Our Nutrition & Exercise Sciences Foundation Entry degree is the stepping stone to getting a truly scientific understanding of nutrition and human physiology.

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)
  • We have unique and longstanding relationships with health organisations and local professional sports clubs. This enables us to provide you with experiential learning opportunities.
  • It’s a truly multi-disciplinary course, with all areas taught by specialists in that field and two pathways to follow, nutrition and food science or health-related fitness.
  • You’ll also start to develop the consultancy skills needed to practise as a nutritional adviser on this vocationally-focused course.

What you'll do

  • You’ll cover the fundamentals of sport, exercise and nutritional sciences.
  • And you’ll study the practical aspects of sport, exercise and physical activity as well as the professional work environments for sport.
  • You’ll develop an adaptable, flexible and effective approach to study and work.


Course delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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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Academic expertise

Dr Stephanie Dillon
Academic Team Leader in Sport, Exercise and Nutritional Sciences
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…


  • This course is aligned with the Entry and General Management professional standards outlined by CIMSPA, the professional development body for the UK's sport and physical activity sector. As a member, you will be entitled to attend seminars and meetings and learn from industry professionals. The Health and Fitness pathway on the course allows students the option to meet professional standards in Gym Instruction, Personal Training, Health Navigator and Working with People with Long Term Conditions.
  • The SENR outlines professional standards and competences for Sport and Exercise Nutritionists. In so doing it guides the development of Sport and Exercise Nutrition curriculum, provides career development pathways for aspiring Sport and Exercise Nutritionist.
  • Our facilities have achieved a BASES Laboratory Accreditation, providing a mark of quality assurance that illustrates the laboratory has undergone meticulous inspection by BASES and that high professional standards of practice have been achieved.
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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

Future careers

Our Nutrition and Exercise Sciences Foundation Entry degree is a route to work with professional sports clubs and athletes and to roles that are linked to preventing and reducing disease through exercise.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
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.

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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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