Our students come from all walks of life and many have had an established career


We look not only for academic ability but also for the personal qualities that people need and expect in a good practitioner.

In all applicants, we look for the right aptitude and attitude. We want to be sure that you will benefit from your course and that you will be able to complete it successfully.

Applications are assessed against academic and non-academic selection criteria. To demonstrate you meet the entry requirements, qualifications and documentation (in English) supporting prior learning must be submitted. 

ION welcomes mature adult learners with non-traditional entry requirement equivalents and applicants with non-UK qualifications. 


Do you have experience in nutritional therapy?

If you have enough relevant prior learning (RPL), qualification or experience (for example, a diploma in nutritional therapy), then you may be able to apply for exemption for up to two thirds of corresponding modules of the standard BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy. Learn more about our degree top up.

BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy top up


Formal entry requirements

BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy (C0501PTC and C0503PTD)

Academic criteria

2 A-Levels (160 UCAS) equivalent, with one subject in a relevant science

If you do not have A-level science, please see information about our Science Access Course - the perfect pathway to taking our degree - Nutritional Therapy Science Access Course

A*-C in Maths and English at Level 2/ GCSE equivalent

When English is not your first language, ILETS Level 7 or Advanced Cambridge is required.

Non-academic criteria

Prospective students must demonstrate appropriate motivation and commitment to studying, and a minimum level of proficiency with inter-personal communication skills.

You must also demonstrate a good level of proficiency in IT and be familiar with and able to use Microsoft Office applications. You must also have access to the internet with a reliable connection.

In addition, you must be absent of any health problems or other issues that would prevent you from being capable of, or fit for, clinical practice.

Checks will be made to ascertain that prospective students are resident in the UK;r have indefinite leave to remain in the UK; or have the appropriate visa to travel to attend clinical practice training. Copies of either a passport and/or visa will be required prior to commencement of the course/clinical practice training.


Transferring your nutritional therapy course to ION

ION welcomes transfers from NTEC accredited courses. Applicants seeking module exemptions must submit evidence of recognised prior certified learning or recognised prior experiential learning.

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