This unique, fast-track option is offered to qualified nutritional therapy practitioners (DipION or equivalent) who want to enhance their practice skills, research an area of interest, and gain additional credibility from a science honours degree.
In clinical practice, when faced with particular health conditions, practitioners may seek greater depth of knowledge that they can apply to their practice. The top-up provides the opportunity for you to explore and research the subject that is of interest to you, creating a pathway for you to become an expert in your chosen area.
Practitioners also work with clients with a range of nutrition and lifestyle challenges. The course is designed to equip you with the skills in how to guide your clients towards making effective and meaningful change; enabling you to not only achieve better results in practice but also to grow your business.
Modules combine the latest theoretical and applied knowledge from nutritional science as well as the psychology of behaviour change. Add new skills to build your practice whilst further developing your skills in guiding clients towards making effective and lasting nutritional and lifestyle changes.
The BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy top-up is the only fast-track pathway to a degree in nutritional therapy, using recognised prior learning. This course has an emphasis on innovation, the latest research and skill-enhancement. We offer academic and pastoral support, as well as flexible study choices, to help you balance your learning alongside your professional and personal commitments.
Open to qualified practitioners, this course is the only fast-track pathway to a degree in nutritional therapy, using recognised prior learning. This course has an emphasis on innovation, the latest research, and enhancing your skills while you gain additional credibility from having a BSc (Hons) degree. We offer academic and pastoral support, as well as flexible study choices, to help you balance your learning alongside your professional and personal commitments.
If you are not a qualified nutritional therapy practitioner, read more about our full degree course.
The degree top-up is a modular course. Each module sequentially builds your experience with assessment designed to meet the National Occupational Standards for nutritional therapy.
Regular contact with module coordinators and guided discussions provide you with academic and pastoral support while you learn.
Throughout your studies we encourage you to engage with course forums and to become an active member of the student body to enhance your experience and support your learning.
Tutors will engage with you via course forums and through formative activities. You will also be invited to attend prescheduled online sessions, which will provide you with an opportunity to connect with tutors and peers.
Assessment of modules is through essays. You will be supported by interactive materials and information via the virtual learning environment, RelION.
Graduated from an NTEC-accredited course in the last five years?
Graduated from an NTEC-accredited course more than five years ago?
Graduated from a course not accredited by NTEC?
You have the opportunity to use your course credits to top up to the degree.
This could mean only needing to complete the last 120 credits of final level of study.
You have the opportunity to use your course credits and experiential learning to top up to the degree.
Credits and course length will be determined after the submission of evidence against learning outcomes of the course.
You can use your course credits and experiential learning to top up to the degree. To meet BANT entry requirements, you will need to complete the Clinical Practice (20 credits) Short Course (BANT does not allow RPL for clinical practice).
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