Taught course

Obesity and Weight Management

University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition

Entry requirements

Minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a related subject area, or equivalent professional qualifications and relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for those who wish to extend their knowledge, qualifications, skills and expertise in this important and highly topical area of study. This programme is run in association with the National Obesity Forum and is designed to provide advanced education and training opportunities for the wide range of professionals dealing with clients and patients for whom successful weight management is the key to improving their health.

Taught on the Chester campus. Each taught module consists of a 20-hour, three-day intensive course, followed by a period of campus or home-based learning. Taught modules are scheduled monthly.

Programme Structure:

  • The Obesity Epidemic - Weight Management as a Public Health Issue (core module for all awards)
  • Causes and Assessment of Obesity (optional module)
  • Dietary Approaches to Weight Management (core module)
  • Exercise and Weight Management (core module)
  • Behaviour Modification in Weight Management (core module)
  • Childhood Obesity (optional module)
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis (core module for MSc students)
  • Research Project (core module for MSc students)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 - 48 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 - 48 months


part time
12 - 24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
01244 512456
01244 513111