Students on this Public Health Nutrition (Hons) course at the Atlantic Technological University will:
Develop, implement and evaluate nutrition policies and programmes
Apply scientific knowledge to understand the impact of food and diet on health and wellbeing
Work to improve the diet, nutrition and health of individuals and communities
With the increased number of the population suffering from, or at risk of developing, lifestyle-related chronic diseases, more individuals require assistance with nutritional management. As a result, there is an urgent need for suitably qualified individuals to work in the health sectors. Public health nutrition has been gaining popularity as an area of study to meet this growing demand.
Career opportunities in this field are developing rapidly for graduates with an understanding of the connections between nutrition and public health.
Specific job opportunities for public health nutrition graduates have included health improvement, addressing inequalities in nutrition and health, nutrition advocacy, the prevention of non-communicable diseases, developing/commissioning and implementing policies and programmes, monitoring, evaluation and assessment of diet in groups/communities, education and generating research evidence linking food/nutrients and health across a range of employers.
Advisory positions in weight management, healthy eating or similar
Advisory positions in food safety and health, e.g. Food Safety Authority of Ireland
Broader roles in health promotion and health improvement
Project delivery or advisory work with government agencies, e.g. HSE, local authorities
Research and data analysis at public health observatories and various higher education institutes
Work in food industry, e.g. Kellogg's, Nestle, Danone, Glanbia
Food in schools initiatives
National nutrition assessment groups
Infant and maternal nutrition, e.g. UNICEF, Healthy Start
International work in public health, e.g. World Food Programme, World Health Organisation
Learning and Innovation Skills
- Principles of Food and Nutritional Science
- Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Anatomy
- Human Physiology
- Cell Biology/Genetics
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesBiology Public Health Nutrition & Dietetics View 51 other Bachelors in Public Health in Ireland
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The general minimum Leaving Certificate entry requirement is a Grade O6/H7 or better in six Leaving Certificate subjects including English or Irish and Mathematics, two of which must be passed in higher level papers at Grade H5 or higher.
International2487 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 9950 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
EU/EEA954 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3819 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.
Student Contribution: €3,000/year
Living costs for Galway
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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