This interesting and engaging degree programme, accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), will enable you to understand the rapidly changing challenges facing nutrition for healthcare and promotion, nutrition for health focused food production and nutrition associated research. After graduation, career opportunities include working as a qualified nutritionist promoting healthier eating habits and lifestyles, plus diverse roles within primary care organisations, public health directorates and the multi-billion pound food industry. With chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes all influenced by the diet we consume, there is a need for expert nutritionists to provide well informed and sound scientifically-based advice. This Nutrition programme has been designed to develop essential knowledge and understanding as well as intellectual, practical and transferable skills that a nutritionist would require in order to practice. The BSc Nutrition curriculum focuses on the delivery of the five core competencies set out by the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as set out by the AfN: Nutritional Science; Food Chain; Social and Behavioural Science; Health and Well-being and Professional Conduct. During this degree, you will explore the principles of human nutrition and metabolism, and how these underpin the relationship between diet and health. You will study nutrition through the life cycle, appetite and eating behaviour, the nutritional considerations of the various socio-cultural factors affecting food choice and sports nutrition. You will examine other food-related areas, such as how nutritional knowledge can be used to help support the development, promotion and regulation of nutrition for health related food products, functional foods and new food products. You will also gain an understanding of important aspects of food science, politics and policy. The course provides opportunities for work related learning placements within the nutrition and food related sectors, both private and public sector. You also have the opportunity to complete an optional full-time paid sandwich year placement, which would enable you to build professional networks and further enhance your professional skills.