15 months after graduating
100% of our nutrition, exercise and health graduates are in work or further study
100% of our nutrition, exercise and health graduates agreed that their current activity is meaningful
92% of our nutrition, exercise and health graduates are in highly skilled work said their degree was a formal requirement or gave them an advantage*
Nutrition, Exercise and Health is a versatile degree that will open a wide range of career choices within the nutrition, leisure, food and healthcare industries.
With a degree accredited by the Association of Nutritionist you could work in the private sector or freelance, helping clients to manage their health, weight or improve their sports performance. Some graduates enter the leisure and fitness industries as personal trainers, developing and advising on exercise and nutrition plans for clients. You could also work in the food industry in product development, quality control, advising on nutrition labelling, composition of food products and devising menus for schools, prisons, weight loss companies and hospitals.
In the public sector, there are a variety of graduate opportunities in public health. These include health and wellbeing practitioners delivering community-based health and weight management programmes,. Some graduates may enter public health research and policy development roles.
Further postgraduate study is possible for careers in dietetics, physiotherapy, cardiac rehabilitation, exercise physiology, physician associate studies and other health and sports related careers.
A number of graduates consider self-employment options. The University offers advice and support around self-employment and entrepreneurship through The Cube.
Researching your career options
Given the diversity of career options open to graduates of the course, it is important to research and explore these fully so that you can make informed decisions about your future.
Take a look at Prospects, TargetJobs and other useful websites for inspiration:
Below is a snapshot of what some of University of Plymouth Nutrition, Exercise and Health graduates told us they were doing 15 months after graduation. For some graduates, these jobs serve as ‘stepping stones’ to other roles by providing relevant workplace experience:
- Account Manager
- Fitness And Nutrition Advisor
- Fitness Instructor
- Health Coach And Nutritionist
- Health Improvement Practitioner
- Nutrition Consultant
- Nutritionist And Physical Activity Specialist
- Personal Trainer
- Preschool Manager
- Research Assistant
- Teaching Assistant And Sports Coach In A Primary School
- Wellbeing Advisor
- Wellness Coach
Some examples of employers of University of Plymouth Nutrition, Exercise and Health graduates:
- Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue
- Everyone Health
- Exercise 4 Less
- FISH (Fun in school holidays) Preschool
- McCaulays Health Clubs
- Medical Research Council
- Radipole Primary School
- University of Plymouth
- Virgin Care
- Zoe Global Ltd
*Data is from the Graduate Outcomes Surveys of 2017/18 and 2018/19. Graduates were surveyed 15 months after graduating. Data displayed is for 21 UK-domiciled, first degree, full-time graduates who are working, studying or looking for work.