FdSc Health and Nutrition

Learn how good nutrition can enhance wellbeing and help manage or prevent disease by studying this innovative course where you will gain the knowledge and skills to tackle topical issues and understand the effects of nutrition on health.

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Utilising scientific principles, you will analyse the connection between food and health, and how this can be applied to individuals, the public and special groups from children to older adults. Tailored to personal interests and potential career paths, you are encouraged to work as 'Health Champions' on a number of community0based projects such as 'Cornwall Health Weight', 'Stop Smoking Service', 'Sexual Health' and 'Health Watch Cornwall'. The combination of practical and academic skills gained from the course will make you an ideal candidate for a wide range of jobs in the field of health and nutrition.

Where will this course take me?

You can top-up this qualification at Truro and Penwith College by enrolling in:

This qualification can take you into roles such as:

  • Nutritionist*
  • National Health Service Worker
  • Food Scientist
  • Health Consultant

*Please note that nutritionists do not give dietary advice to individual patients or work directly with patients without supervision. This is done by a state registered dietitian. 

How to Apply

Applications for September 2021 are now open. 

Please apply to this course via Ucas using the below information: 

UCAS Institution: Truro and Penwith College
UCAS Institution Code: T85
UCAS Course Code: BB94

FdSc Health & Nutrition
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