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Exercise, Nutrition and Health (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #701 (ARWU) Nottingham, United Kingdom
Public health, exercise and nutrition practitioners designed this course in collaboration with our academics. This makes the Exercise, Nutrition and Health (Hons) course from  Nottingham Trent University ideal for those who are interested in the factors that influence our health. 
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This Exercise, Nutrition and Health (Hons) course from  Nottingham Trent University aims to provide you with the knowledge, understanding, skills and attributes to allow you to improve the health of individuals, groups, communities and populations using:

  • exercise
  • physical activity
  • nutrition
  • healthy eating.
You'll learn the fundamentals of exercise and nutrition science and how they relate to health and disease. Alongside this, we will ensure that you can apply this knowledge in a public health setting so you will learn about:
  • the UK public health system
  • the strategies in place to promote health using exercise
  • physical activity and nutrition
  • how to monitor and evaluate these.
You will have the opportunity to gain industry recognised additional qualifications in:
  • exercise referral
  • food hygiene
  • Cook and Eat session delivery.

Why choose this course?

  • Our multidisciplinary approach enables you to work with staff from three outstanding academic teams at NTU – Sport Sciences, Biosciences and Public Health – as well as leading health practitioners.
  • Our substantial network of external health practitioners will interact with you in a variety of ways such as through workshops, guest lectures, work placements, setting assessments, volunteering opportunities, and research projects.
  • We recognise that behaviour change is a key part of health promotion, the inclusion of Communication Skills and Psychology adds particular value and reinforces the unique nature of the degree.
  • You will become a member of the NTU Health Promotion Forum and work alongside the NTU Health Promotion Specialist on real-life briefs to improve the health of NTU students and staff.
  • Top 20 university in the UK for student satisfaction in Sport Science (NSS 2018).
  • 100% of students would recommend studying Sport at NTU (NSS 2018).
  • Top 20 universities in the UK for Sport Science (The Times and Sunday Times University Guide 2019).

Careers and employability

Your career development

The number of people with physical inactivity and poor nutrition is rising. This means that the roles of the following are gaining an increasingly high profile:

  • exercise
  • physical activity
  • nutrition in health promotion.

The number of jobs in health related industries is also increasing.

Recent graduates from the BSc (Hons) Exercise, Nutrition and Health have gone on to secure the following positions:

  • Nuffield Health – health adviser
  • Nottingham Forest Football Club – strength and conditioning internship
  • Healthy Action – online sports nutrition adviser
  • Alder Hey Children's Hospital – health promotion adviser
  • Derby City Coucil – weight-loss adviser
  • DW Sports Ltd – personal trainer.

Other roles which this course could lead to include:

  • health development / promotion officer
  • nutrition / healthy eating adviser
  • media health journalism or work within public interest organisations and charities.

Graduate salaries range from £10,000 – £30,000 per year.

On successful completion of the course, many graduates choose to undertake further study on one of our Masters-level courses or MPhil and PhD research degrees.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3-4 years

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Physiology
  • Foundations in Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Food and Healthy Eating
  • Principles of Training
  • Foundation Nutrition
  • Introduction to Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A-levels – BBC, including Physical Education or a Science subject and excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DMM, including relevant Physical Education or Science modules; or
  • 112 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications, including an A-level equivalent in Physical Education or a Science subject and excluding Critical Thinking and General Studies; and
  • GCSEs – English, Maths and two sciences at grade C/4.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


  • A Tuition Fee Loan: Up to £9,000 per year to pay for your tuition fees.
  • A Maintenance Loan: Between £3,039 and £8,200 depending on your household income and whether or not you will be living in your parental home during term time. (Students in receipt of certain benefits can get up to £9,347 per year).
  • University bursaries or scholarships: for eligible students.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.


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