The Science Access course is the first step towards becoming a fully qualified nutritional therapist.


Consisting of three core modules: Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, and Chemistry. The course has been specifically designed for those with little to no existing knowledge of these areas, and is ideal for those who wish to go on to study our BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy to become a qualified nutritional therapist.

Whether you have been away from formal education for a long time, need to refresh your knowledge in a particular area, or just don’t have the right qualifications to join our degree programme, this access course will enable you to progress on to the next level of study and into the profession.


Why choose Science Access at ION?

As an ION student, you’ll be able to take advantage of sector leading developments in e-learning. You will have 24/7 access to our virtual campus which provides a wide range of resources, video and audio materials, a full-text scientific database, student chat rooms, tutoring forums and more, enabling you to study when and where suits you. 

  • Successful completion of this course makes it easy for you to progress on to study the BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy
  • Study one, two or all three of the course modules depending on your individual needs and career ambitions
  • Flexible in-class or online study options which make it easy for you to balance the course with work and personal commitments 
  • Expert personal tutors that are available via email and during scheduled weekly call times to provide you with ongoing guidance and support  
  • Innovative teaching that is fully supported by a range of interactive tools and materials via RelION our virtual learning tool 
  • Each course has student representatives who feedback to us via the Student–Staff Liaison Committee. You can also communicate directly with the Dean via our Have Your Say facility

    This flexible course nurtures students through each subject in a way which makes it meaningful, building your confidence and enabling you to develop your critical thinking, analytical ability and communication skills, ready for your next step.



    College accreditation

    The Institute for Optimum Nutrition is accredited by the British Accreditation Council. The BAC provides a comprehensive quality assurance scheme for independent further and higher education in the UK, and their accreditation is recognised as the clearest mark of educational quality in the private sector.



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