MSc Sports and Exercise Nutrition

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    MSc 1 year full-time, 2-3 years part-time (UK only)

Course Description

The impact of nutrition and exercise in optimising athletic performance and recovery from injury has become increasingly clear and there is a growing demand for highly trained specialists.

This exciting master’s aims to foster an evidence-based approach to understanding the science and application of sports nutrition and exercise for a diverse range of individuals to improve their health, fitness or sporting performance.

  • Designed to develop your appreciation of the human body and its functions, together with nutrition science and its role in promoting human health.
  • You will consider the components of fitness, including nutritional requirements, energy expenditure, body mass and body composition, examining some of the common problems associated with general health and wellbeing, diet and nutrition, exercise and sport performance.
  • We will encourage a critical, analytical and flexible approach to problem-solving in sport and exercise nutrition.

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold the equivalent of a 2:2 undergraduate degree in Dietetics, Human Nutrition or Sport Science which includes a module in Physiology. Students must have studied and passed a Level 3 module in Nutrition.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate interest, enthusiasm and continuous professional development – ideally in the field of sports nutrition.

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Programme Funding

Funding opportunities including scholarships available

Student Destinations

As a qualified sport and exercise nutritionist upon successful completion of the course, you should be able to find employment in range of different areas – within academia, the sport and fitness industry or public health nutrition.

Increasingly professional in their approach, many sports clubs are now seeking the advice of nutrition consultants to assist with their performance training and rehabilitation. You could find yourself developing nutrition programmes for professional teams and elite athletes.

However, sports nutrition is a rapidly developing area in personal training and community based physical activity interventions. With public health high on the government’s agenda, there is also a growing demand for graduates who can provide guidance on exercise and lifestyle within doctor’s surgeries, hospitals and private practice, as well as research roles within governing bodies.

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