Prepare for a career as a nutritionist helping the public to understand and apply nutritional information on this Association for Nutrition (AfN) accredited course. You gain the knowledge and skills to work in public health and become an AfN associate nutritionist. You can then progress to become an AfN registered nutritionist, highly valued by many employers. The strong practical focus of the course helps you discover effective ways for people to apply government health messages through what they eat and the lifestyle choices they make. Key areas of study include • the links between good diet, nutrition and lifestyle choices and the health of populations • how to analyse, understand and improve the diets of individuals and populations • the impact of essential physiology and metabolic concepts on population nutrition • the public health agenda and how it is conveyed at national, local and individual levels • the role of diet and nutritional policy in the prevention of non-communicable diseases such as obesity and malnutrition • the role of public health nutritionists in community projects through to government led initiatives and policy development. **How you learn** Your learning takes place during seminars and lectures, while you apply your knowledge and gain technical skills during practical sessions. During the course you • learn how to use nutritional and dietary knowledge to support the health of individuals and communities • develop an understanding of how research influences public health promotion and nutritional policy • gain behaviour change skills, such as motivational interviewing, which are used by professionals who work in lifestyle change. Communication modules enhance your communication skills and introduce you to a range of methods to ensure your public health messages are effectively understood and received by your target audience. Business and management modules enable you to understand the working world and changing environment of healthcare and public health. During the course you are encouraged to gain work experience and develop professional skills to build your professional portfolio, which is required for registration with the AfN after graduating. In your final year, you carry out a research project in your chosen area of interest. **Expert teaching** You are taught by an experienced, research-active lecturing team, many of whom are AfN registered nutritionists with expertise in • public health nutrition • community health development • dietetics • GP referral schemes • personal training • research • health promotion. This means you have access to the latest research and sector developments, ensuring your degree is industry-relevant and meets the needs of employers. There are also opportunities to gain the perspectives of external speakers with specialist expertise during guest lectures. **Facilities** You develop your practical skills in our modern, purpose-built laboratories and industry standard kitchens, which include the latest sensory and feeding facilities and dietary analysis software. Your practical work is supported by our dedicated technical team. **Leadership award** Final year students have the opportunity to apply for an additional leadership award. This is delivered by external industry consultants and is a great way to enhance your CV. **Professional recognition** This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) which allows graduates to apply for Direct Entry Registration (at Associate Level) with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).