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Human Nutrition and Sports Studies BSc (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • Comprehensive subject coverage from public health and food supply issues through to the molecular function of important compounds in a healthy diet
  • Key nutrition-related skills such as assessment of nutrient status via anthropometry and biochemical testing
  • Large course practical content including food analysis and public health nutrition fieldwork
  • Work experience opportunities and gain credits for your degree
  • Keen focus of transferable skills required by nutritionists in the field as well as many other career avenues
  • The ability to create and manage your study programme from a uniquely broad selection of topic areas from sports science to sport sociology, from practical teaching/coaching to sport management and development
  • Our facilities for studying and researching are BASES accredited and equipped with all the necessary technology to help you study for modules in the early years and conduct research in your final year
  • Enjoy the tutorship of staff at the cutting edge of professional and academic work

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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Human Nutrition and Sports Studies.

The lecturers on my course were fantastic and really helped me to achieve my full potential.

Alexandra Giles, Human Nutrition graduate.


Entry requirements

Indicative entry requirements: 112 UCAS Tariff points

In addition Human Nutrition asks for:

  • 104 UCAS Tariff points MUST include A2 Biology and A2 another Science e.g. Chemistry
  • 112 UCAS Tariff points MUST include A2 Biology and A1 another Science
  • 116 UCAS Tariff points MUST include A1 Biology and A2 another Science
  • 120 UCAS Tariff points MUST include A1 Biology

From 2017 there will be a change in the UCAS point system. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Get in touch

Dr Laurence Trueman
Award Leader, Human Nutrition
01905 542186

Claire-Marie Roberts
Sports Studies
01905 542587

Admissions Office
01905 855111

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Introduction to Human Nutrition
Introduction to Human Anatomy & Physiology
Cell Biology


Module options:

Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Science
Sociocultural Studies in Sport, Physical Activity and Exercise
Introduction to Motor Learning and Skill Acquisition
Foundations of Sport Management
Exercise Training and Prescription
Adapted Physical Activity, Sport and Disability
Sport Tourism and Event Management       

Year 2

Core modules:

The Food Supply Chain


Module options:

Applied Human Metabolism
Molecular Genetics
Human Genetics
Work Experience
Infectious Agents and Allergens
Human Systems Physiology I (Recommended, although many other options are available)
The Research Process
The Research Process
Historical and Sociological Perspectives in Sport and Exercise
Scientific Underpinnings of Physical Activity, Exercise and Health
Sport Operational Management
Sport Event Operations
Motor Skill Progression
Sport and Disability
Sport Journalism       

Year 3

Core modules:

Nutrition through the Life Cycle
Contemporary Issues in Sport


Module options:

Public Health Nutrition
Human Nutrition & Disease Modulation
Research Methods and Research Project
Independent Study
Work Based Learning
Independent Study
Socio-cultural Critique of Global and Olympic Sports
Work Based Learning
Contemporary Issues In Sport
The Sports Entrepreneur
Sport Strategy in Action
Group Dynamics in Sport
Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
The Developing Child in Sport
Advanced Sport and Disability



Human Nutritionists who can look at evidence and make measured and reasoned judgements are required in scientific and health fields, but also in the media, as nutritional journalists and presenters; in retailing, as managers of health food shops and as advisors in the larger supermarkets; and in finance, to ensure there is a balanced view relating to new food technology and that any risks are neither under or over-stated. Many other openings are also available in such areas as: education (healthy school food programme), food production (advisors to growers and animal husbandry), and food provision (advisors or trainers of catering staff).

Sports Studies is a flexible sports degree that provides an excellent foundation for a wide range of careers, for example in sports development and management, sports coaching, physical education teaching, research, public services, professional sport and health and fitness management. This is also an ideal base for postgraduate study additionally students may have the opportunity to take part in research projects.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Human Nutrition and Sports Studies BSc (Hons) - BCK6

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