What will I learn?

This programme is for students who want to pursue a career in Culinary Health and Nutrition, and provides the opportunity to examine the impact of nutrition on health and disease, as well as developing culinary arts skills. You will develop an in-depth understanding of the biomedical effects of food intake on human health and wellbeing within society and will gain valuable insight into the scientific principles of clinical nutrition, exploring the connection between good dietary intake and health. You will also explore the juxtaposition of contemporary food and health issues in both developed and developing societies. The programme is suitable for those with practical work experience in related fields as well as those wanting to enhance their employability skills, core competencies and experience to work with professionals in nutrition and public health management. The course prepares you for multiple career options in the field of nutrition, including commercial product development, corporate wellness, working with the health sector media, public health, the supplementation industry and sports nutrition. It can also lead towards qualification as an independent nutritional therapist. The programme reflects changes in food manufacturing, where food technologists and chefs work frequently together to develop new products and processes to achieve healthy eating models in line with Healthy Plate and the NHS’s Eatwell guide.The full-time course is taught over 2-3 days per week and the day release course is taught 1 day per week.New job opportunities, together with developments in the global food and supplements markets, have led to increasing movement of qualified personnel between food sectors. The increased demand for skilled nutritionists to work in the health and public sector is a clear indication of the industry’s changing profile. In addition, sectors such as the gut microbiome are in their infancy and show potential as a rapidly growing area of personalised nutrition. Lifestyle medicine is already changing the face of General Practice. This distinctive degree in Culinary Health and Nutrition coalesces the principles of human nutrition with clinical biology, and lifestyle medicine. Graduates of this degree will have the opportunity to further their careers in the following industry areas:- health foods development - supplements and healthy eating - athletic and sport nutrition- commercial food development.Additional study would be necessary for future careers in these respective areas:- epidemiology- obesity and healthy eating in children- registered dieticians and nutritionists - medicalised nutrition - pharmacology, physiology and pathology- culinary medicine.

Which department am I in?

Hospitality and Culinary Arts

Study options

Full Time (2 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

September 2022

Venue

Main Site

Vincent Square,

London,

City Of Westminster,

SW1P 2PD, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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