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    So I’m 22, and basically delayed my going to Uni as I’ve been a carer for the past couple years. So in which case, I’ve also been out of work. I did manage to do a HND in Social Science which I’m sure is like the Scottish equivelant to 1st & 2nd year Uni. But the time out from college has really made me rethink what it is that I want to do with my life, been reassessing my life’s interests, passions etc. So I’ve ultimately decided against continuing down the route of Social Science in Uni. Basically, this year I’ll be free to return to study & work, so I’d been thinking about a whole new direction. I’m really interested in potentially studying Nutrition & Dietetics, however the entry requirements for Scottish unis include typically Biology, Chemistry &/or Maths highers. (Which mine were in English, Sociology, Art & Psychology) - I’m wondering what the best route to get into this course could be? Am I better off looking around for some Access courses? Can a Level 3 diploma get you into an undergrad course? Or should I progress on to Level 5, then Uni?

    (Also) Does anyone have any idea just how much math is required in these courses? Because honestly, I’m not the best when it comes to maths, but studying nutrition is almost a borderline obsession for me, I’m just really passionate about nutrition, diet, healthy lifestyles etc. - Maybe an alternative could be a HNC in Health & Fitness, and then I don’t know, a career in health coaching? Or as a personal trainer?

    Would appreciate any word of help!
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    So I’m 22, and basically delayed my going to Uni as I’ve been a carer for the past couple years. So in which case, I’ve also been out of work. I did manage to do a HND in Social Science which I’m sure is like the Scottish equivelant to 1st & 2nd year Uni. But the time out from college has really made me rethink what it is that I want to do with my life, been reassessing my life’s interests, passions etc. So I’ve ultimately decided against continuing down the route of Social Science in Uni. Basically, this year I’ll be free to return to study & work, so I’d been thinking about a whole new direction. I’m really interested in potentially studying Nutrition & Dietetics, however the entry requirements for Scottish unis include typically Biology, Chemistry &/or Maths highers. (Which mine were in English, Sociology, Art & Psychology) - I’m wondering what the best route to get into this course could be? Am I better off looking around for some Access courses? Can a Level 3 diploma get you into an undergrad course? Or should I progress on to Level 5, then Uni?

    (Also) Does anyone have any idea just how much math is required in these courses? Because honestly, I’m not the best when it comes to maths, but studying nutrition is almost a borderline obsession for me, I’m just really passionate about nutrition, diet, healthy lifestyles etc. - Maybe an alternative could be a HNC in Health & Fitness, and then I don’t know, a career in health coaching? Or as a personal trainer?

    Would appreciate any word of help!
    Check entry requirements first and work out what unis will and won't accept in terms of qualifications. Then you can work towards getting those. You will need some level of math but I wouldn't let that put you off doing what you want to do.
 
 
 
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