Nutrition and Exercise Science BSc (Hons)

University of Chester

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    2 (Food Science)
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    / 100
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    / 5.00
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    BSc (Hons)

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Course Summary

Do you have a passion for science, physical activity, nutrition and health? If you want to develop advanced skills in nutrition and exercise, allowing you to contribute towards improving the health of our nation, then this course is for you!

Course overview

This course aims to bridge the gap between exercise professionals and nutrition experts. You will gain an advanced understanding of exercise, nutrition and health, engaging in ongoing research and developing skills in assessing and prescribing exercise and nutrition strategies for a variety of populations.

Why study this course with us?

Nutrition and Exercise are empirical to human health, and both play a role in promoting wellbeing and reducing disease burden. Building upon your passion for Nutrition and Exercise, this course will develop your knowledge through theory and practical sessions; teaching you how to apply this knowledge to improve human health and physical performance. The course has been benchmarked against SkillsActive England, The Association for Nutrition and includes work-based learning, thus shaping the curriculum to support graduates in achieving the skills and knowledge increasingly recognised and expected by employers. Career paths following graduation may include roles within Health Screening, Health Promotion, Weight Management, Exercise Rehabilitation, Exercise Prescription, Sports Nutrition and Development, and the food industry.

Teaching methods

There is a mix of: formal lectures; small seminar or tutorial groups; practical experience in laboratories; e-learning; and workshops. Active learning is encouraged, with an emphasis on wider exploration of subjects through independent learning.


Assessment is by coursework and examinations. Coursework can include practical or case study reports, essays or presentations, and may be based on collaborative/team working.

Job prospects

Career paths following graduation may include roles within Health Screening, Health Promotion, Weight Management, Exercise Rehabilitation, Exercise Prescription, Sports Nutrition and Development, and the food industry.

Careers service

The University has an award winning Careers and Employability service which provides a variety of employability-enhancing experiences; through the curriculum; through employer contact and through tailored group sessions and individual information, advice and guidance.

Careers and Employability - Student Futures aims to deliver a service which is inclusive, impartial, welcoming, informed and tailored to your personal goals and aspirations, to enable you to develop as an individual and contribute to the business and community in which you will live and work.

Entry Requirements

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  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
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  • Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • Access to HE Diploma

Grades / Points



GCE A Level Biology OR Chemistry

Tuition Fees

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

Founded in 1839, the University of Chester offers an extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to over 20,000 students across a number of specialist sites – Chester, Warrington, Shrewsbury, Birkenhead and Reaseheath. Students benefit from high-quality learning facilities, and silver-rated teaching (TEF 2017). Around two thirds of students participate in an innovative Work-Based Learning module, providing them with a wide range of employability skills.



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