Fitness, Nutrition and Health

Choose a Fitness, Nutrition and Health degree that offers specialist work experience through industry placements. Learn in £3.5million cutting-edge facilities at Scotland’s top modern university.

Course detail

Start Date



4 years (full-time)

Award Title

BSc (Hons)



Why study Abertay's BSc (Hons) in Fitness, Nutrition and Health?

Is the UK going through an obesity epidemic? Why have obesity levels more than trebled in the last 30 years despite the health and wellbeing industries prospering? What can be done to promote fitness and balanced nutrition throughout the country?

Our Fitness, Nutrition and Health programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to develop solutions to meet these challenges head on, with teaching underpinned by research and practical work delivered in our state-of-the-art facilities.

This joint offering between the Divisions of Engineering and Food Science and Sport and Exercise Sciences draws on the core disciplines of physiology, psychology, biomechanics and nutrition, and provides built-in work placements designed to match your career interests.

Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't take our word for it:

  • Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 for Teaching Quality.
  • Guardian University Guide 2020 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with TeachingCourse and Feedback.
  • National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.

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How the Course Works


Learning and Assessment

You’ll learn via lectures, small group seminars, tutorials, practical activities and private study. Practical activities and work placements help you relate theory to real-life applications (and work towards industry qualifications).

You’re assessed by a combination of examinations and coursework. You’ll be encouraged to critically evaluate information and challenge concepts using evidence-based information, as well as being encouraged to show initiative, research and construct your own knowledge.

These skills will enable you to effect change in a working environment.

The single most crucial aspect of student life is the need to engage with all teaching activities, such as lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical work and lectorials. Active participation is critical to your learning and the assessment strategy.

Entry Requirements

Please note: All applicants must have a pass Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4.  National 5 Lifeskill Maths not accepted in lieu of Maths.

Please visit our Entry from College pages for suitable College courses.

Republic of Ireland applicants, click on the UK tabs and scroll down to find your Entry Requirements.

See information about studying and applying to Abertay for International students.

Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Higher (standard entry) ABBB To include one of the following: Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or PE or Health & Food Technology
Higher (minimum entry) We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria. Find out if you're eligible for minimum entry (see below). BBC To include one of the following: Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or PE
A-Level BCC To include one of the following: Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or PE
Irish Highers H2H3H3H3 To include one of the following: Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or PE
International Baccalaureate 29 Points Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or PE at S5 or H4
BTEC Extended Diploma MMM Health and Social Care, Sport, Sport & Exercise Sciences
AHEAD Successful completion of the relevant stream of our AHEAD programme
SWAP Access ABB Access to (one of the following): University Study, Life Sciences, Health & Life Sciences, Science, Biological Sciences, Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Advanced Higher ABB At least one of Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or PE
A-Level ABB At least one of Maths, Biology, Chemistry, Physics or PE
HNC - Our Entry from College pages list approved HNC courses

Non-country specific qualifications

International Baccalaureate

29 points including S5 or H4 in one of the Essential Subjects.

Country Specific Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants from over the world. Select your country from the below options.