Our taught Masters degree in Public Health Nutrition enables you to develop the competencies required to register as an associate nutritionist with the Association for Nutrition. The programme is ideal if you have a degree in nutrition or a related subject such as biology, food science, health and social care, or sports science.
You will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the application of nutrition to the prevention and management of dietary related diseases, as well as exploring the relationship between nutrition and psychological models of behaviour.
A global perspective on nutrition is adopted to equip you with an advanced understanding of the societal factors that may influence food choice.
A professional food science laboratory and kitchen space is currently under development that will enable Nutrition students to undertake a variety of practical work with foods in a purpose-built environment.
This dedicated space and the University’s modern Biosciences laboratories will enable you to test how certain foods are manufactured and produced, investigate the physical properties of food, and conduct sensory evaluations. There will also be opportunities to participate in enterprise initiatives and undertake research activity using the Nutrition facilities.
Learning resources for Nutrition students include sphygmomanometers (for measuring resting blood pressure to indicate cardio vascular risk), bariatric and geriatric suits to experience physical and mobility restrictions, wrist-based global positioning systems (garmin devices) that measure exercise duration, energy expenditure and heart rate, and actigraphs which estimate exercise intensity and track sleep quality and duration.