BSc (Hons) in Nutritional Therapy
BSc (Hons) in Partnership with the University of Greenwich
The BSc (Hons) is awarded by the University of Greenwich (UG) and the programme is run by the University in partnership with BCNH.
We have a long and productive relationship with the University, which is involved in all aspects of the BCNH modules from course content, to assessment methods and quality control.
Our courses were originally credit-rated in 2005 (only 5 years after the founding of BCNH) and are re-accredited every 3 years in order to maintain top quality, degree-level standards.
The BSc programme has been designed with flexibility in mind and is planned to be completed over 5 years part-time. By the end of the programme students will complete a total of 360 credits required for the degree (195 with BCNH and 165 with UG).
As a degree student you will have access to the resources of the University, and gain many other advantages as the result of a student card (e.g. you may be eligible for a council tax discounts, access to libraries, etc.)
BCNH and UG’s enthusiastic, dynamic and highly trained academic team will provide you the support and motivation to help you achieve your goals.
Why study for a BSc qualification in Nutritional Therapy?
A BSc qualification is becoming a necessity to increase public confidence in the profession.
In an increasingly more competitive market, a BSc will give you an advantage regardless of whether you wish to set up your own practice or choose to work for an organisation.
A BSc qualification also has better recognition than any Diploma if you wish to practice abroad.
A BSc programme will also further enhance your critical thinking and evidence-based skills to help you practice Functional Medicine with a more authoritative approach.
You do not need to give up your job to complete the BSc, however, to accommodate the 20 hours a week of self-directed study time, we recommend that you should have a 4-day-a-week work schedule.
Although the course work is challenging, we will help you in every step of the way to make your experience and studies at BCNH enjoyable.
The deadline for BSc (Hons) enrolment (18-19)
Students can enrol on University of Greenwich modules once a year only.
Enrolment with the University takes place in September of each academic year. The deadline for the September 2018 intake is 15th August 2018*
Please see BSc enrolment requirements here.
*If you have missed the September enrolment deadline (15th August 2018) however, you may still be able to enrol with BCNH and begin studying the BCNH modules which form part of the BSc programme. You will then be able to apply to join the UG BSc (Hon) programme in September 2019, transferring any grades and credits you have earned into the programme.
We also offer a December start date for BCNH modules. The deadline for December enrolment onto BCNH modules is 15th November 2018. Students enrolling by this date will start the course with BCNH Module No 2 and will complete BCNH Module No 1 in the summer of 2019. These students can then join the BSc (Hons) programme by applying to the University to join in September 2019.
Late enrolment will automatically prolong your BSc (Hons) study by a year. Nevertheless, you will be able to start practicing as soon as you complete BCNH Year 4 clinical practice.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)
University of Greenwich does not allow APL for any modules on the BSc programme.
On the BSc programme you will require approximately 20 hours per week to study BCNH and University of Greenwich modules, read research papers, complete on-line quiz exercises, summative assignments, such as essays, case studies, etc.
We treat students as individuals, not as numbers. We care about each one of you and ensure that you are supported in every way possible to meet your goals.
Each student has a Personal Tutor, available via Skype, and can post questions to Tutors via a student forum on our virtual learning environment.
Students also receive support from a BCNH and UG Programme Leader and are allocated a student mentor from the year above.
To put theory into practice, and to prepare you for Year 4 clinical practice, you will start your clinical training in Year 1, from the first very module.
Each module has a clinical component where students, facilitated by a clinical tutor, discuss various case studies with conditions related to the module.
You will learn from the start how to apply the principles of Functional Medicine, with a strong emphasis on a holistic, albeit evidence-based approach.
Year 4 of the BSc is a dedicated Clinical Practice year. During Year 4 clinical practice, as well as delivering supervised nutrition consultations, you will also be introduced to marketing, basic book-keeping and how to create a Business Plan, all of which will ensure that you receive the best possible foundation for career success.
You can read more about BCNH clinical training here
Your New Journey
From this point forward, you will embark on a new journey towards your new career. See some success stories of our graduates to inspire you.
Nutrition has changed my life; it may change yours, too!’
Breda Gajsek, Principal BCNH
We look forward to hearing from you!
If you wish to learn more about the college and the courses we offer you are most welcome to attend one of our Open Days or Evenings or join us online for one of our course webinars.
Alternatively, you can call our friendly admin team for further information or an informal chat: +44 (0) 207 433 2555.
You can also pay us a visit at our Head Office (by prior arrangement)