Sport Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS

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Course summary

Why study Sport Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University?

  • The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences is ranked 6th for Sports Science (QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • The degree offers the opportunity for many career paths, such as working as a performance nutritionist or product developer
  • Achieve a degree certified by the Association for Nutrition (AfN), ensuring high-quality education standards which are recognised by industry and the sport sector
  • Gain real-world experience and skills that set you apart in the job market through opportunities to do work placements and an optional sandwich year
  • Learn from our teaching staff who have extensive experience working with elite athletes and sports teams. Our staff are world leaders in research impacting sports nutrition practice and athletic performance from the laboratory to the playing field
  • Our International Foundation Year offers a direct pathway to this degree programme
About your course This interesting and engaging degree programme will enable you to understand the rapidly changing challenges facing sport nutrition. Areas where you could specialise include muscle adaptation to exercise, nutritional interventions to improve performance, sport supplements, metabolic consequences of a poor diet, personalised nutrition and associated ongoing research. After graduation, career opportunities include working as a performance nutritionist, in nutrition consultancy, public health directorates and product development within the multi-billion pound food industry. The BSc Sport Nutrition curriculum focuses on the delivery of the five core competencies set out by the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as set out by the Association for Nutrition (AfN): Nutritional Science; Food Chain; Social and Behavioural Science; Health and Well-being and Professional Conduct. During the degree, you will explore the principles of human nutrition, physiology and metabolism, and how these underpin the relationship between diet and performance. You will study performance nutrition, nutrition through the life cycle, appetite and eating behaviour, the effect of sport supplements and the nutritional considerations of the various socio-cultural factors affecting food choice for sport nutrition and performance. You will examine other food-related areas, such as how nutritional knowledge can be used to help support the development of food first products used to promote improved performance, functional foods. You will also gain an understanding of important aspects of food science, food chain and sustainability. You also have the opportunity to complete an optional full-time paid sandwich year placement, which would enable you to gain valuable experience in an area relevant to your future career, building professional networks and further enhance your professional skills.


Please visit the Liverpool John Moores University website for detailed module information.

Assessment method

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose, but will usually include a combination of exams and coursework. LJMU recognises that all students perform differently according to how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. These include: exams (seen and unseen), written work (essays, reports, learning logs, dissertation, lab reports, posters, review writing and blog writing), presentations (group or individual) and practical assessments. Your tutors will provide formal feedback on your coursework and exams, but constructive verbal comments from both your tutors and fellow students will also really help you to identify your successes as well as the areas where you may need to put in more work.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Association for Nutrition

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Prior to starting the programme applicants must have obtained Grade C or Grade 4 or above in English Language and Mathematics GCSE or an approved alternative qualification below: • Key Skills Level 2 in English/ Maths • NVQ Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English Writing and/or Reading • Skills for Life Level 2 in Numeracy/English • Higher Diploma in Maths/ English • Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths/ English • Northern Ireland Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number • Wales Essential Skills Level 2 in Communication or Application of Number

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £18250 Year 1

Additional fee information

All figures are subject to yearly increases. Tuition fees are subject to parliamentary approval.

Sponsorship information

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Sport Nutrition at Liverpool John Moores University - UCAS