Ulster University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Sport and Exercise Nutrition (Taught)

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Course summary

Diet and nutrition significantly affect sport and exercise performance. The food and fluid which an athlete consumes before, during and after exercise affects health and body composition, as well as performance and recovery. Sound knowledge of sport and exercise nutrition can ensure a healthy balance between exercise and diet for a range of athletes, from amateur to elite levels within different sports. This programme provides a postgraduate pathway for those interested in pursuing a career in the area of sport and exercise nutrition. As an accredited course, graduates are eligible to register with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENR) as a graduate registrant, allowing them to work autonomously post-graduation. Career options are expanding and previous graduates have gained employment with leading organisations within the UK, Ireland and internationally, including IRFU, Ulster Rugby, Dairy Council (NI & UK), Rowing Ireland, Apple and Fit Republik, Dubai. Professional Recognition - Accredited by the British Dietetic Association (BDA), Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENR).


Modules include: Nutrition and exercise metabolism; nutritional assessment, recommendations and requirements; sport-specific nutrition issues; research design and biostatistics; nutrition for health and disease prevention; evidence-based practice in healthcare sciences; practical sports nutrition; sport and exercise nutrition research project.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Dietetic Association

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a degree (2.2 or above) or equivalent in a related discipline (for example – BSc Honours in Biochemistry, Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, Human Nutrition, Physiology, Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Science or other relevant degree discipline) or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of competence in written and spoken English (e.g. GCSE grade C or equivalent). Students holding an IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition are eligible to apply for direct entry to the MSc programme following completion of a short research proposal module (10 credits) prior to completing the sport and exercise nutrition research project (60 credits) following approval of a suitable research project in consultation with the project module co-ordinator.

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