This degree is accredited with the Association for Nutrition which allows graduates direct entry onto the register of Associate Nutritionists. Nutritionists work with clients to improve their health, control their weight or to improve their sports performance. They may work with other professionals in public health, such as dieticians, to provide lifestyle education to individuals and groups and develop public health policy. Nutritionists also work in the food industry advising on nutritional labelling, composition of food products and devising menus for schools, prisons, weight loss companies and hospitals.
Also offered, as part of this programme, is a Level 3 Personal Training award. This allows graduates to work in the leisure or fitness industries as a personal trainer and advise on appropriate exercise for clients.
Further postgraduate study is possible for careers in dietetics, physiotherapy, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology and other health and sports related careers.