University of Chester
Obesity and Weight Management
The programme is run in association with the National Obesity Forum. It was the first of its type in the UK and is delivered by a team of experienced academics, GPs, hospital doctors, surgeons, dietitians, nutritionists, exercise specialists and psychologists. Students travel from all over Ireland for the series of 6 weekend modules which is then followed by a period of home-based learning.
The programme is open to candidates with a minimum of a lower 2nd Class Honours degree in a related subject area, or equivalent professional qualifications. Consideration will also be given to applicants with relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills (such as those in the leisure and fitness industry).
Modules include: The obesity epidemic (weight management as a public health issue); causes and assessment of overweight and obesity; dietary approaches to weight management; exercise and weight management; childhood obesity; research methods and data analysis (core module for MSc students); research project.
Assessment methods may include: Written assignments; poster presentations; MSc students are required to complete a personal research project.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MSc||Part-time||-||2 calendar years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Parkgate Road Campus||Chester||CH1 4BJ||North West|
|National Training Centre - Dublin||7|