University of West London

Course Introduction

The course has been staged to meet the varying needs of individuals and provides the foundation for anyone wishing to study for a professional qualification in Nutritional Therapeutics and who does not wish to train as a Nutritional Therapist. The course is supported through the University of West London's Virtual Learning Environment (Blackboard and PebblePad) which is available via the University's website, 24 hours a day from anywhere that has internet access. Much of the course can therefore be studied at a distance, with the exception of the necessary clinical sessions (BSc) and classroom sessions (BSc Hons). The course builds a sound knowledge base in the theory and practice of nutritional therapy, underpinned by the concomitant development of basic medical sciences. The student engages in formative learning in anatomy and physiology and basic biochemistry, as well as the study of named diseases (pathology), as it relates to the field of practice. Students develop their practitioner skills through monitored cases supported by experienced nutritional therapists. It also encompasses work based observational/placement practice concepts and principles that will help to the student to develop various qualities and transferable skills necessary for future employment in the health sector.

Course Modules

Introduction to nutrition and psychoneuroimmunology; macronutrients at work in the body; micronutrients at work in the body; the classification and composition of foods; intestinal microflora in health and disease; nutrition in action; metabolic dysfunction in disease; clinical data collection and case interpretation; developing nutritional programmes; case progression strategies; experiential learning in nutritional therapeutics.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Distance Learning
FdSc £4,195  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Distance Learning
FdSc £2,055  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 200
  • IELTS 5.5
  • Interview