Nutrition and Health


Referring to a cook book, two Nutrition students demonstrate cooking skills in a kitchen on campus.

Combining the disciplines of nutrition, biology, food science, psychology and entrepreneurship, our Nutrition and Health degree provide ideal preparation for a range of careers working in the food, nutrition, health promotion or leisure industries.

You will gain a comprehensive insight into the promotion of healthy living and the benefits of a well-balanced diet, as well as exploring the role of nutrition in the prevention of disease.

Successful completion of the programme enables you to apply for Direct Entry as a Registered Associate Nutritionist (ANutr) with the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

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Nutrition and Health in the News

EHU Insight on The Conversation


A student is observed by three of her peers as she dissects meat in a biosciences laboratory.A professional food science laboratory and kitchen space  enables 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 are used to test how certain foods are manufactured and produced, investigate the physical properties of food, and conduct sensory evaluations. You will also have opportunities to participate in enterprise initiatives and 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.

Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine 360 Virtual Tour

Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective student and her parents tour the campus during an open day, seen here walking across a bridge by the lake on the western side of campus.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into the student experience is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day.

While we are still taking bookings for upcoming open days, our August 2020 open day may become a virtual event. We want to ensure that you are still able to discover what Edge Hill University has to offer and get answers to all of your questions, if it is not possible to visit our campus.

We will continue to carefully monitor government advice regarding events and communicate any changes and all key information to anyone who books to attend. This page will also be updated with further information as soon as it is available.

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