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Course summary

Develop nutrition strategies to aid the performance, health and wellbeing of sport teams and athletes, from recreational participants through to elite performers. Designed to meet the competency requirements and professional standards set by the Sport & Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr), this course will prepare you to become a professional sport and exercise nutritionist. You’ll help athletes prepare for their chosen sport by providing them with the specialist nutritional programmes that will aid their performance. As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Study the science of food, developing your understanding of how nutritional composition and diet can influence sport and exercise performance
  • Work across the spectrum – from elite athletes to recreational performers – and learn how to conduct interviews, assess the dietary intake of individuals and design personalised nutritional interventions
Find out more Refining your understanding of the key disciplines of nutrition, physiology and psychology, your course will enable you to put your learning into practice through a placement in a setting of your choosing. This could include working within a professional sports environment. Staff expertise You'll be taught by academic staff with a wealth of expertise in the areas of clinical nutrition and sport and exercise nutrition. Dedicated state-of-the-art facilities You’ll be among the first students to take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building, opening in 2020. The building will include a wealth of outstanding facilities, including dedicated research laboratories, a hypoxic laboratory, a health and wellbeing studio, an indoor sprint track for performance training and analysis, a rooftop walking track and terrace, enhanced strength and conditioning spaces and changing and recovery facilities. Industry links Our strong links with industry ensure we are able to provide a range of exciting work placement opportunities; you could find yourself working for professional sports teams such as Leeds Rhinos, local schools or health clubs. Many of our students have also taken advantage of our sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included global events such as the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games. Why study Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Leeds Beckett University...
  • 90% of BSc (Hons) Sport & Exercise Nutrition students said staff were good at explaining things*
  • Designed to meet the competency requirements and professional standards set by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr)
  • Work across the spectrum – from elite athletes to recreational performers
  • Study in our new £45m state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  • Work placement opportunities
  • Sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games
*National Student Survey 2022


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • Physiology of the Human Body
  • Nutrition & Biochemistry for Sport & Exercise
  • Personal, Professional & Academic Development
  • Human Behaviour in Sport & Exercise
  • Food & Nutrition Science
  • The Sport & Exercise Scientist in Action
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • Psychology of Sport & Exercise
  • Food & Nutrition for Health, Sport & Exercise
  • Physiological Responses to Exercise
  • Practical Skills for Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  • Research Methods for Sport & Exercise Science
  • Employability in Sport & Exercise Nutrition
Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Nutrition for the Prevention & Treatment of Disease
  • Performance Nutrition
  • Professional Practice in Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  • Final Year Project
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

An enhanced criminal history (DBS) check maybe required for certain modules which involve working with children and/or vulnerable others. The DBS in the UK is currently not able to conduct overseas criminal record checks, therefore international applicants, those without British Citizenship and British Citizens with a significant period of overseas residency will therefore require a criminal records check or certificate of good conduct from their home/overseas country before undertaking work with children and/or vulnerable others

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS