Good nutrition is fundamental to living a long, full and rewarding life. Nutrition-related ill-health is a major factor that contributes towards preventable disease including obesity and many of the non-communicable diseases on both a national and global scale: diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer.
This is the first course of its kind in the UK to explore the role of behaviour in guiding diet and nutrition and the effects of diet and nutrition on shaping behaviour. It will provide a solid foundation in the physiology and biochemistry of nutrition, which is complemented by units focused on the role of nutrition in behaviour and cognition and the management of associated clinical conditions.
The course will improve the practical management skills of nutritionists and provide an important insight into contemporary developments in nutrition and behaviour for a range of healthcare professionals and graduates.
This Master’s encompasses the role of nutrition from preconception to old age and includes topics such as in-utero programming, infant feeding practices, the development of food likes and dislikes in children, food promotion, psychological factors contributing to the development of obesity including appetite and weight control, disordered eating behaviours, prevention of diet-related disease, and the role of diet in normal ageing and age-related conditions.
You’ll also undertake a short placement in an environment of your choice; this could be the health care, community or the private sector.
“The course has great content. Some amazing guest lecturers have visited us and their knowledge has been inspirational. There is plenty of support from the staff, and I would recommend anyone who wants to study nutrition further to consider this Master’s.”
John Carmichael, current student
Next start date:
September 2018, September 2019
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
1 year full-time, or 2-4 years part-time
Association for Nutrition
Clinical/life sciences, psychology, nursing or equivalent health professionals
A Bachelors Honours degree with 2:2 or equivalent in a required subject. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above. For more information check out our full entry requirements.