New course in Nutrition & Dietetics – coming soon!

We thought you might like to know that, as a dynamic and ambitious institution, the UCO continually seeks to cater for the needs of our students and our graduates' employers, and we are currently developing a brand-new programme in Nutrition & Dietetics.

If you would be interested in studying this course, we can let you know more details – just simply register your interest here, or complete the form at the bottom of this page! Please note that this course is subject to approval, but you can still apply on UCAS while it is being approved.

BSc (Hons) Integrated Nutrition & Dietetics

3 years, full-time

Intended start date: September 2019


This course will be a 3-year full-time degree programme combining all nutrition and dietetics approaches to nutritional intervention for the management of disease and ill health into one programme. This unique and exciting course will allow graduates to directly alter and shape the future of the nutrition profession.

Students will learn the two disciplines in parallel and will extensively and critically evaluate the benefits, shortcomings, evidence base and practical implications of all available nutritional approaches to support patients and service users in meeting their health goals. Students will be taught by some of the industry’s leading nutrition professionals.

The UCO will be the only dietetics education provider to have their own, on-site nutrition and dietetics clinic. As clinical practice will underpin this degree, students will have access to a diverse and extensive range of patients and service users at the UCO’s purpose-built nutrition clinic and through our multiple community and clinical partnerships.

Upon graduation, students will be able to register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a Dietitian, subject to successful course approval. The HCPC recognises graduates as meeting the highest standards of education and research, as well as having the experience and skills required to apply their knowledge safely and effectively in a clinical setting.

Key features:

  • Study progressive and integrated Nutrition & Dietetics
  • Gain a deep, scientific & evidence-based approach to human health and nutrition
  • Gain extensive clinical experience via weekly contact with patients, starting in Term 1
  • Enrol onto the only dietetics course in the UK with its own, on-site nutrition and dietetics clinic
  • Be part of an innovative, forward thinking and passionate faculty and student body
  • Apply to become a HCPC registered Dietitian (subject to HCPC approval)

Find out more about the BSc (Hons) Integrated Nutrition & Dietetics course at the UCO.


Please note that while the University College of Osteopathy makes every effort to run courses as advertised, courses that are in development are subject to approval, and courses that are approved are subject to change or cancellation if enrolment targets are not met.

Courses are typically approved for a period of five years from the point of approval to the point of periodic course review. During this period, it may be identified that modifications to a course would enhance the provision. As part of this process current students shall be consulted on any proposed change and current and prospective students shall be notified of any change.

Please note that this course is in development and is subject to approval by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) – the regulator of health and care professions in the UK, including dietitians.

This course integrates nutrition and dietetics in one new discipline, and it follows the approved training framework set out by the HCPC for dietitians, but with a focus on ensuring graduates have the adaptive, modern and functional competences to meet ever changing patient and health care needs.

Subject to successful validation by HCPC, upon graduation students will be able to register as a dietitian. The HCPC recognises graduates as meeting the highest standards of education and research, as well as having the experience and skills required to apply their knowledge safely and effectively in a clinical setting.

Should it not be possible to gain HCPC approval by the start of the 2019-20 academic year, the UCO will intend to apply for approval for the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year. Subject to this application being approved, students who are made an offer of a place on this course for 2019-20 entry will be notified immediately and will have the option to defer to the following academic year. They will also be offered a tuition fee discount. Students reserve the right to withdraw their application and/or decline the offer at any time during the application process.


Register your interest

Please complete the form below so that we can send you more information about this degree programme.

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