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BSc (Hons)

Nutrition & Exercise Sciences (with Foundation Year)

4 years
September 2024

Our Nutrition & Exercise Sciences (with Foundation Year) 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.


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
Principal Lecturer
Dr April Melia
Lecturer in Nutrition
Dr Robert Allan
Lecturer in Human Physiology
Dr Jan Soon-Sinclair
Senior Lecturer in Food Safety Management Systems


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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 (with Foundation Year) 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
First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£17,250 for the first year
Full-time£17,325 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

You can find regulations and policies relating to student life at the University of Central Lancashire on our student contract page