Why Sport and Exercise Nutrition? This is an integrated Master’s four year degree, designed to combine both undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single degree. This is a requirement to be able to register as a Sport and Exercise Nutritionist on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) held by the British Dietetic Association. Eating healthily and being physically active are important for wellbeing, and good nutrition can help to achieve optimal performance in sport. Nutrition is increasingly important in elite sport, personal training, and community-based initiatives, so this course could lead to an exciting and rewarding career. This course could give you the skills to work as a sports nutritionist, physical activity coordinator, health advisor, sports development officer, personal trainer, exercise referral specialist, or after further training, a teacher in educational settings. How will you learn?
- You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of biological sciences, nutrition, exercise and health, and sports performance. You'll study anatomy and physiology, fitness conditioning, digestion and metabolism, and psychology.
- In your second year, you’ll go on a work placement, which will provide you with the opportunity to apply your skills in a real-world context.
- In your fourth year you will study Sport and Exercise Nutrition at a postgraduate level.
- You’ll use excellent facilities, including our nutrition food science labs, sport and exercise science labs, and our sport and fitness centre.
Year 1 Core modules: Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport and Exercise Foundations of Bioenergetics Metabolism and Nutrition Foundations of Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise Foundations of Coaching and Instructing Research Methods 1 Foundations of Psychology for Sport and Exercise Year 2 Core modules: Applied Nutrition and Assessment Methods Nutrition for Exercise and Health Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science Research Methods 2 Work Placement Option modules. One from a list that may include: Biomechanics and Performance Analysis for Sport and Exercise Sciences Psychology for Sport and Exercise Science Year 3 Core modules: Applied Research Exercise Metabolism Sport Nutrition: Research and Practice Applied Sport and Exercise Science Option modules. Plus choose one from a list that may include: Exercise Medicine Sports Rehabilitation Strength and Conditioning Final Year Core modules: Practical Sport and Exercise Nutrition Sport and Exercise Metabolism How to be a Postgraduate Researcher Advanced Sport and Exercise Nutrition Ergogenic Aids Supplements and Anti-doping Plus choose one module from a list which may include: Applied Placement and Practitioner Skills Nutrition for Specialised Populations
The nature of the assessment varies from module to module, and mirrors the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field, for example, report writing, presentations and essays. Assessment will include of coursework, practice/ competency based learning and examinations. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
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You also need enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance to enable you to undertake placements. We arrange this during year 1 of the course. Previous convictions will affect your choice of placements. Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable. If you have alternative qualifications or do not meet the IELTS requirement we also offer a range of Pre-Sessional English Programmes (http://www.hud.ac.uk/international/enquirer/pre-sessionalenglishprogramme/).
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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