The BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health degree at the University of Suffolk has received formal accreditation by the Association for Nutrition.
The degree, which has been running for 8 years, applies scientific principles to the study of human interaction with food, and how this affects human health. It includes the study of physiology, biochemistry and psychology.
Associate Professor Rob Ellis, Director of Life Sciences and Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health, said “The recognition from the Association for Nutrition is a great achievement and we are very pleased. It means all graduates from the course can now apply to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists to become a Registered Associate Nutritionist directly; this will allow them to carry the post-nominal letters "ANutr" alongside their BSc award.”
“This external validation of the high quality of the course is a fitting testament to the hard work of staff and students of the University and demonstrates confidence in the quality assurance processes in place and our continued commitment to the student experience. Special thanks go to Dr Fandi Ibrahim for taking on the significant workload of making the application. Whilst the course from its inception was always broadly written to comply with the accreditation criteria, collecting, collating and providing the documentary evidence for this has been a significant amount of work over a number of years.”
Graduates from the degree programme have gone on to careers as nutritionists, health improvement scientists, nutrition researchers and working in the charitable sector. Recent examples include graduates who now work for the NHS, Nestlé, Yakult, local breweries and for health promotion charities locally and nationally.
To find out more about BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Human Health visit www.uos.ac.uk/nutritionandhumanhealth
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