Taught course

Obesity and Weight Management

Institution
University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

The course is open to candidates with a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in health, nutrition, exercise or closely related subject area. Appropriate equivalent professional qualifications may also be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our Master’s course will provide advanced-level education and training for those with, or seeking, roles in obesity prevention, weight management or health promotion. Overweight and obesity are directly and indirectly linked to health and disease. Prevelance is increasing globally, particularly in western industrialised countries such as the UK, but also in countries undergoing rapid urbanisation or 'westernisation'.

Our Master's course will provide advanced-level education and training for those with, or seeking, roles in obesity prevention, weight management or health promotion.

This course was the first of its type to run in UK and Ireland, and is delivered by a team of experienced academics, GPs, hospital doctors, surgeons, dietitians, nutritionists, exercise specialists and psychologists. The specialist input from field experts and academics keeps the course fresh and up to date to cater for the needs of professionals working in this area. (see our Timetable 2018/19)

While this is a focused professional development course aimed at healthcare professionals from around the world, it is also suitable for newly qualified graduates aspiring to work in this high-profile area.

Our course runs on a modular basis and is delivered at Parkgate Road Campus. Sessions will involve a mixture of practical and theoretical work, relevant to the module being studied. This includes body composition assessment workshops and practical exercise capacity testing. (see our Timetable 2018/19)

Each module is delivered in intensive learning blocks of typically three days (25 hours), which are followed by self-directed learning supported by experienced tutors.

Assessment is by a 4,000-word written assignment or its equivalent – e.g. poster presentation. Research projects may be laboratory or work based under the direction of an individually allocated supervisor.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12-24 months
      full time
      12 months

      Course contact details

      Name
      Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition
      Email
      clinicalsciences@chester.ac.uk