Nutrition BSc Honours
Institution Code H36
Course Code HHNUT
More about the course
The aim of the BSc(Hons) Nutrition course is to equip you with a wide range of knowledge and skills to enable you to engage in the many different career opportunities open to nutrition graduates and related with food and diet.
A key aspect of the BSc(Hons) course is the focus on transferable skills. In particular you will develop team-working,communication and presentation skills.
The BSc(Hons) Nutrition is a new course which has been developed alongside the curriculum guidance for accredited nutrition programmes from the Nutrition Society and the Association for Nutrition. Voluntary accreditation will be applied for from the Association for Nutrition once the course has started.
First Year - This year you will study science modules, which are the basis for nutrition. These will include: human physiology, introduction to biochemistry and metabolism, and cell biology.
During this year, you will also study modules that explore general nutrition, food science and microbiology, these are: nutrition, diet and health, food preparation and food hygiene.
You will be introduced to behavioural sciences and the role of the nutritionist in the workplace.
Second Year - In your Second Year you will study nutrition related topics in detail in the modules: food service management, food quality and assurance and nutrition and health 2.
Topics in biochemistry and pathophysiology that are relevant to nutritionists are studied. You will also be introduced to research methods and will further explore behavioural sciences and develop your communication skills.
Final Year - During your Final Year you will have the opportunity to engage in research through undertaking your research project. You will also gain work-based experience relevant to the role of a nutritionist.
Taught modules this year will give you the opportunity to explore specialist areas related to nutrition along with medical topics relevant to nutritionists and nutritional assessment methods.
Modules include: public health nutrition and policy, public health nutrition in specific population groups, sport and exercise nutrition and contemporary topics in nutrition.
"Studying Nutrition at the University of Hertfordshire provides a challenging yet thoroughly enjoyable experience. The course offers an in-depth approach to the subject and is inspiring on many levels with the variety of topics that are covered. Personal tutors offer indispensable help and the atmosphere is friendly, studious but still allowing time to enjoy the student experience to the full."
Danielle Mills, 1st year BSc(Hons) Nutrition
This programme gives you flexibility in your studies at university resulting in flexibility in your choice of career at the end of your course. You will acquire a much broader base of knowledge and experience that could really widen your employment opportunities. Graduates have found employment in diverse roles such as computer programmers, design engineers, management development specialists, accountants and project managers. Over 72% of our graduates had entered employment six months after graduation, and a further 17% had gone on to further study or training.
You'll experience a wide variety of learning styles on this course. During your studies you'll develop your capacity for self-directed study and your interpersonal skills. We particularly emphasise the importance of structured research; well-prepared written and verbal presentations; and computer literacy. Alongside elements of standardlectures, seminars, tutorials and laboratories, you also learn through casestudies, individual and group projects and other student centred activities. In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to practice your independent study skills by completing a Major project or dissertation.
You will develop your capacity for independent study and interpersonal skills on this programme. There is an emphasis on structured research, well-prepared written and verbal presentations and computer literacy.
You will experience a wide variety of teaching styles on the programme including:
- standard lectures
- case studies
- individual and group projects
In your final year you will normally have the opportunity to hone your independent study and interpersonal skills by undertaking a major project or dissertation.
Detailed information about the structure of the course and the modules you will study.