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MSc PGDip PGCert Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

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    MSc/PGDip/PGCert, MSc/PGDip: 2 years part time  PGCert: 1 year part time

Course Description

Nutrition improves performance; whether in elite sport, amateur fitness or exercise among the general population. This course will enable you to gain the evidence-based knowledge and skills needed to become a professional Sports and Exercise Nutritionist. The course has been designed to enable you to join the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr), the professional register for qualified sports and exercise nutritionists in the UK.

You’ll be taught by experienced registered SENr practitioners to ensure you enter the workplace with the skills you need to positively impact performance of whoever you are working with.

Please note: MSc Nutrition for Sport and Exercise is not running for 2023/24 entry and will therefore not be accepting applications. 

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree in nutrition, dietetics, sports science, human biology, exercise physiology or equivalent.

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Programme Funding

A range of bursaries, scholarships, loans and grants are available. Please visit website to find out more.

Student Destinations

Vocation modules in professional practice enable students to work with selected sports teams, clubs and individuals to improve their performance with nutrition. This is undertaken in a flexible manner to fit with the interests and career aspirations of each individual student. All work is supervised closely by registered practitioners to ensure clear skills development within the SENr code of prifessional conduct.

The course has been designed to enable you to join the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr), the professional register for qualified sports and exercise nutritionists. This is an important quality maker which recognises that your skills and knowledge have been benchmarked against those required in this competitive job market.

Some graduates will go onto work with elite sport but many will apply their skills to a wider range of individuals including amateur sport and promoting good nutrition to improve health in the wider population. There is a strong emphasis on transferable skills throughout the course, for example dietary assessment and consultation skills.

Module Details

Year 1 – Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 

  • Fundamentals Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
  • Applied Nutrition for Sport and Exercise
  • Specialist Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Year 2 – Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip)/MSc

  • Applied research methods
  • Professional nutrition practice
  • Extended professional nutrition practice
  • Research project

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