University of West London

Course Introduction

The course provides the opportunity for full academic progression from level 4 to level 5 with an exit point that provides students with a non'clinical qualification; those who stay through to level 6 end with a clinical qualification; 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 clinical practice, monitored and supervised by experienced qualified and registered nutritional practitioners, who are qualified to degree level and higher.

Course Modules

Level 4: 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. Level 5: metabolic dysfunction in disease; pathophysiology of named conditions; clinical data collection and case interpretation; developing nutritional programmes; case progression strategies; experiential learning in nutritional therapeutics. Level 6: clinical practice; exploring the evidence in nutritional therapy (hons); dissertation (hons).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
5 years
Distance Learning
BSc (Hons) £4,195  Academic year. First year overseas fees
5 years
Distance Learning
BSc (Hons) £2,055  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 200
  • IELTS 5.5