Career enhancing opportunities – Nutrition and Health

Optional modules will allow you to tailor the programme to your own interests and gain the key skills required for specific disciplines, such as entrepreneurship, public health, the food industry, physical activity, and nutrition in health and social care settings.

This means that alongside gaining first-hand experience on work placements, you will be provided with the ideal preparation for a range of careers working in the food, nutrition, health promotion or leisure industries.

You will also be equipped with the knowledge and skills to work safely and effectively in these environments, using a range of equipment and techniques, on the practical sessions throughout the degree.

Whatever additional opportunities may arise to enhance and develop your future, we will support you.

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Ever thought about setting up your own business? Release your inner entrepreneur, be immersed in innovation, and explore the basics of business, marketing and communication on our optional third year module, Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Delivered in consultation with the Edge Hill Business School, this module considers the current and future growth areas in terms of nutrition related business such as sports nutrition and corporate wellness and offers the opportunity to significantly enhance your employability and future career aspirations. Have a business idea for a healthy food company, or for delivering nutrition awareness in sports and other settings? You can make these visions and business ideas more of a reality on this unique module.

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This module enables students to gain knowledge of some of the key facets involved in working as a freelance nutritionist following graduation and beyond. It is responsive to the current challenges and opportunities that nutritionists in the 21st century are likely to face. Entrepreneurship is exciting and challenging. The students who choose this module have come up with some amazing and very relevant innovations. As a result of this module, many have gone on to, very successfully, run their own businesses – ranging from setting up their own food product business, selling board games, setting up websites and working freelance within education and health promotion.”

Hazel Flight, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in Nutrition and Health