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Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle (CertHE)

You will develop your knowledge of health, nutrition and lifestyle through lectures and practical sessions. You will work with highly experienced lecturers who will also provide individual tutorial support throughout the course.

The importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for the individual’s well-being is examined on the course. You will learn how nutrition and exercise affect the body and impact upon the individual’s health and well-being.

You will have the opportunity to use laboratory equipment to assess individuals’ health and fitness levels.

On graduating you will be able to progress to the Diploma or the AfN accredited BSc degree programme in Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle.


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Contact Name: Alison Connaughton

Tuition Fees 2021/22:
Home (Full-time): £9,000 per year
Overseas (Full-time): £13,500 per year

Why choose this course 

  1. Work with experienced lecturers to learn how nutrition and lifestyle can impact upon health.
  2. Use the latest technologies to assess health and fitness.
  3. Gain a higher education qualification in health, nutrition and lifestyle.
  4. Develop your scientific understanding of nutrition.
  5. Opportunities to study additional vocational courses.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The course will develop your understanding of the relationship between nutrition, lifestyle and health. You will have the opportunity to learn about the science of nutrition and the importance of nutrition for health. The psychology module considers why people adopt the health and lifestyle behaviours that they do and examines strategies to encourage positive changes.

You will develop your understanding of human physiology and how the body responds and adapts to physical activity. You will also learn how to conduct and interpret health and fitness assessments.

Module Topics

The course will be delivered through 6 modules over 2 semesters;

  1. Nutrition for Health
  2. Introduction to Health and Exercise Psychology
  3. Science of Nutrition
  4. Human Physiology and Fitness
  5. Learning in the Digital Era


  • Personal Training


  • Health, Exercise and Society

The certificate is predominantly assessed through coursework.

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Bursary / Scholarship Information

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries, and other funding opportunities that are available please visit our Scholarships and Bursaries section.