Why Study Nutrition and Exercise as Medicine

Rosie is studying our BSc (Hons) Nutrition and Exercise as Medicine course. The course, which has just had a revamp for 2020, focuses on the use of exercise prescription and dietary intervention as a treatment for lifestyle-based conditions and illnesses. With the pandemic impacting the nation’s metabolic and mental health, the adoption of regular physical activity and well-balanced diets has never been more important, which is positive news for graduates of this course.

Why Salford?

I chose to study at Salford because I wanted to live in and explore a new area of the UK I’d never been to before. After lots of research and considering university for a couple of years, I took a leap of faith, applied, ended up getting a place in late August and had moved to Salford by the end of September. It’s the best thing I have ever done!

A real bonus is that, alongside your degree, you also get a personal training qualification. For me, this is great as it allows me to set up my own business when I graduate.

University Clubs and Societies

I am a member of the Netball and Swimming clubs at Salford, which in 2020, I’ve still been able to attend via Zoom to keep social. I am also learning massage alongside my degree to enhance my skills and help with future development. In addition to this, I have signed up for the university’s volunteering scheme and am looking to do some online cook along sessions for a charity for parents and children.

I am a student rep for this course, so I am always helping others. Even though most of the last year has been online teaching, the course community is great, everyone is happy to help each other and the staff are so friendly and down to earth.

What Can You Do with a Nutrition and Exercise as Medicine Degree?

Once I’ve graduated, I would like to set up my own wellbeing business or work in a medical setting in social prescribing, which is a growing field to work in. I would also like to do my Master’s in Physiotherapy.