Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Public Health Nutrition
This exciting new degree programme is the first of its kind in the West of Ireland. Public Health Nutrition focuses on the promotion of good health through nutrition and the primary prevention of nutrition-related illness in the population. Students on this course will:
Develop, implement and evaluate nutrition policies and programmes
Apply scientific knowledge to understand the impact of food and diet on health and wellbeing
Work to improve the diet, nutrition and health of individuals and communities
With the increased number of the population suffering from, or at risk of developing, lifestyle-related chronic diseases, more individuals require assistance with nutritional management. As a result, there is an urgent need for suitably qualified individuals to work in the health sectors. Public health nutrition has been gaining popularity as an area of study to meet this growing demand.
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Why Study this course?
You can expect a strong focus on practical learning and projects. Much of your learning will take place in specialised classrooms and science labs
This course includes a 12 week professional work placement in year 3
Career opportunities in this field are developing rapidly for graduates with an understanding of the connections between nutrition and public health