801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2021
201–300 th
Impact Rankings 2021
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2020
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

Nutrition Diet and Lifestyle with Foundation Year - Sheffield Hallam University

Study a course designed to give you the knowledge and skills to become an associate nutritionist recognised by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). You can then work towards becoming a registered nutritionist, highly valued by many employers. The essential practical, communication and analytical skills you gain enable you to work in health improvement, community health promotion, sports nutrition, the food industry or private sector. Key areas of study include • the key physiological links between good diet, nutrition and lifestyle (especially physical activity) choices on health and well-being • how to analyse, understand and improve the diets of individuals and populations • how non-communicable diseases such as obesity, diabetes or heart disease develop, and the role of diet, nutrition and lifestyle factors in their prevention • behaviour in relation to diet and physical activity and approaches to helping change behaviour. **How you learn** You build theoretical and real-world practical skills through a combination of lectures, seminars, and practical sessions. Some of these are laboratory based and some classroom based. During the course you • build transferable skills which you can apply to employment, research and further study • develop expertise in areas including ingredient choice, dietary analysis of individuals, athletes and populations • gain practical skills such as measuring body composition, nutritional biomarkers and athletic performance • learn behaviour change skills such as motivational interviewing Behaviour change skills are key methods used by professionals who work with lifestyle change such as weight management, public health and health coaching. Experienced lecturers guide you through a range of skills and approaches which are evidence based and essential for working in this sector. You also take business and management modules, enabling you to understand the working world and changing environment of healthcare, the food industry, and exercise and sports nutrition sectors. During the course you have the opportunity to work on real life projects. You are encouraged to gain work experience and develop professional skills to build your professional portfolio, which is required for registration with the Association for Nutrition (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 who have contributed to internationally recognised research in areas such as obesity, behaviour change, diabetes and pregnancy. Many are AfN registered nutritionists with expertise in health and wellbeing, sport and exercise, dietetics, product development and consumer behaviour. This means you have access to the latest research and sector developments, ensuring your degree is industry relevant and meets the needs of employers. **Facilities** You build you practical skills in our modern, purpose-built laboratories and industry standard kitchens. This involves using the latest equipment including specialist sensory and feeding facilities, and equipment to analyse physiology and exercise performance. 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).

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time including foundation year
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Main Site,SheffieldUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £12,750