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Nutrition (Exercise and Health) BSc(Hons): What our students say

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Don't just take our word for it – here's what students say about what it's like to study at Kingston University.

Katherine Crooks

Name: Katherine Crooks
Course: Nutrition (Exercise and Health) BSc(Hons) (with sandwich year)
Graduated: July 2018

"I originally chose to study at Kingston University as it was one of the only courses in the UK that offered the combination of sports science and public nutrition I was looking for.

After visiting on an open day I was impressed by the facilities available to students that other universities did not offer and the staff were incredibly friendly and informative.

There's so much to do in Kingston upon Thames, the town has a great market place, shops and restaurants. One of my favourite things about Kingston is the short distance to Bushy and Richmond parks, which are great places for long walks to de-stress.

It's a very friendly area and although moving somewhere new for university can be daunting, I immediately felt safe and at home in Kingston.

Throughout my time at Kingston the staff have always been approachable and willing to help wherever possible. They always offer detailed feedback on assignments which has allowed me to continually improve my work.

The course is really focused on practical learning and the sports laboratory has great facilities to help put theoretical learning into practice.

During my second year I took advantage of the Kingston Language Scheme to develop my Spanish speaking skills. I was really impressed by the range of languages offered and also that I was able to continue learning from an advanced level.

Throughout my degree at Kingston, I have been a course representative for Nutrition (Exercise and Health). As a course rep, I have built a strong relationship with my fellow students and the academic staff in my department. I have also gained communication and presentation skills that I can transfer to future careers.

It is clear that the staff care about the students at Kingston University. There are so many facilities to support students from career development to health and wellbeing support.

My course has given me knowledge and a broad understanding of so many topics that I could apply to a future career. The focus on practical learning and laboratory competency has given me the ability to understand how to conduct myself in real-life career situations."


Albert Aldridge

Name: Albert Aldridge
Course: Nutrition (Exercise and Health) BSc(Hons)
July 2018

"I chose to study Nutrition (Exercise and Health) BSc(Hons) as I was interested in learning more about the impact of nutrition, sport and exercise on human physiology and exercise prescription which is covered in Year 2 of the course. I was also interested in learning about the role of nutrition within the topic of health/diseases and the need for educating communities about good nutrition in the public health sector. 

I was already interested in applying nutritional interventions to help people improve their body composition by losing body fat and building muscle tissue. However, I wasn't sure after university if I wanted to go into educating others about nutrition in the public health sector, take further qualifications to become a dietitian, become a nutritionist in a sports club, so taking the course allowed me to explore all areas of nutrition. 

I particularly enjoyed being able to use the use the equipment in the physiology lab when we measured body fat percentage, such as the BODPOD which is one of the most accurate ways to measure body fat percentage.Two other pieces of equipment. I enjoyed using was an Electro Cardio Gram (ECG) to test heart rhythms and a resistance bike when I participated in the VO2 Max test. 

The lecturers provided brilliant support alongside delivering lectures so if I ever didn't understand something about an assignment, it was quickly explained to me via email. 

I completed the course across 4 years; 2 years full time study, 2 years part time. The reason I switched to part time study was because I had been building up my own personal training and online nutrition coaching business as well as sports coaching in local schools back where I lived in Horsham, and I wanted to work and study simultaneously. My plan now is to keep on building up my personal training business whilst I continue to be a sports coach for Horsham District Sports Development and be a football coach for Crawley Town Football Club. I aim to obtain Level 1 and Level 2 coaching awards in a variety of sports seen at the Olympics because I plan to apply for the 'IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition' which is a course you have to be accepted onto. This diploma is a key qualification I see sports nutritionists have, who have worked with Olympic teams and football clubs and this is what I want to do in the long term. Finally, I am becoming increasingly interested in the application of resistance training to help improve/reverse physical disabilities as well as mental health so I would like to be able to open my own gym orientated around this topic one day." 


Name: Anika Parmar
Course: Exercise, Nutrition and Health BSc(Hons)
Age: 21

"I chose this course because it covers all the areas that interest me - nutrition, health and exercising. There is also a wide choice of career options open to its graduates. When I was applying for university, the course was very rare and Kingston University was the only institution offering it that had a good reputation.

"I found the course enjoyable, especially the nutritional aspects. The practical sessions were very useful, as was the coursework which had a practical element, as it gave us a chance to see what it would be like to test a patient or athlete in real life.

"The workload was manageable with a combination of exams and coursework, which made it a lighter load during exam time at the end of the semester."


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