Glyndwr University has announced it will be running a BSC (Hons) Nutrition and Dietetics Degree, starting next year.

It will offer the chance to work closely with local partners within health, social care and industry to offer student dietitians an inclusive, supportive and enjoyable university experience that is unique to the North Wales area.

Graduates are eligible for full membership of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and associated specialist groups.

The degree confers eligibility for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) to practice as a Dietitian in the UK, and graduates are also eligible to become full members of the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and associated specialist groups upon successful completion.

Course leader Vicky Davies points to a wealth of career opportunities for qualified dietitians, which range from supporting patients to receive specialised nutritional regimens in hospital, to helping people lose weight, or work with sports teams to improve their nutrition and performance.

Vicky said: “Roles can vary from working with people in the health and social care sector right through to dietitians who work in industry”.

“There are dietitians working for big corporations, in charge of monitoring the nutrition content of recipes, meals, foods and beverages. Leading manufacturers within the food supply chain will often have a dietitian or nutritionist attached.

“The key difference between dietitians and nutritionists is that we are registered with and regulated by the HCPC to practice clinical work, whereas nutritionists do not receive the same clinical training and registration to work within the health and social care sector.

“Students at other universities in England have to pay the full three years themselves, they don’t have access to the bursaries so that is also a big advantage to studying here at Wrexham Glyndwr."

The HEIW commission means that bursary funding may be available for eligible students who commit to working in Wales after completion of their studies. The bursary would cover the cost of their studies

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