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Course summary

Overview On our MSc/PgDip Sport Nutrition course, you’ll examine the evidence surrounding nutrition, performance and health and gain the nutritional and physiological skills needed to work in the field of sport and exercise nutrition. You’ll study the theory of nutrition, physiology and sports performance, exploring topics ranging from the applied effects of manipulating macronutrients to evaluating the role of fuelling before and during exercise, recovery and body composition manipulation. You’ll develop practical skills in our on-site laboratories, food and nutrition suite and at specialist sports venues across Greater Manchester, including our Platt Lane sports complex. Some of the practical assessments you’ll complete include analysing the composition of food and exploring how to help athletes to perform better. You might investigate cardiac capacity and recovery times or consider questions such as whether dietary supplements can affect performance positively or negatively. To help you practice your skills, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for work placements. We have links with employers across the North West, including professional and amateur sports teams from football to netball. Features and Benefits

  • Industry standard facilities - You’ll have access to our extensive practical facilities, which include physiology laboratories, performance suites, and product development kitchens.
  • The Manchester Metropolitan University Institute of Sport - Opening in 2022, you’ll have access to outstanding facilities within our new state-of-the-art building.
  • Practical sessions - You’ll have sessions where you’ll explore the physiological systems of the body and use our laboratories.
  • Practical experience - You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience of working with athletes, professional and amateur sports clubs, and community and public health settings.
  • Teaching excellence - Our teaching team includes academic practitioners currently working within sport and exercise nutrition.
  • Flexible structure - Study either part-time or full-time so that you can fit your masters around your varying commitments.

Entry requirements

You will have a minimum 2:2 UK undergraduate honours degree, or equivalent, in nutrition, dietetics, physiology, sports science with a strong biological sciences component, or a related subject. Overseas applicants will require IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with no less than 5.5 in any category, or an equivalent accepted English qualification.

Fees and funding

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Sport Nutrition at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS