Sport and Exercise Nutrition

University of Huddersfield
4 years
Master's degree
On campus
Contact school for start dates

About this program

Eating healthily and being physically active are essential for your wellbeing. Nutrition can also help people achieve optimal performance in the sporting arena, whether they’re amateur or professional. Individual athletes and sports teams are looking for experts in sports science and nutrition to help them perform to the best of their abilities, so this course could lead to an exciting and rewarding career.

From athletes to members of the public who want to be healthier, lose weight and get active, individuals are using the services of experts in sports science and nutrition. Sports nutrition is becoming big business in elite sport, personal training and community-based initiatives too. Sports science is expanding just as quickly, with career opportunities in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

Where this course differs from the Sport, Exercise and Nutrition (BSc) course is that in the final year you study postgraduate level modules. This is a requirement to be able to be registered as a Sport and Exercise Nutritionist on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) held by the British Dietetic Association.

Our Sport, Exercise and Nutrition degree MSci could give you the skills to work as a physical activity coordinator, health advisor, sports development officer, personal trainer, exercise referral specialist, sports nutritionist or after further training, a teacher in educational settings.

You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of biological sciences, nutrition, exercise and sports performance. You'll study anatomy and physiology, fitness conditioning, food, digestion, 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 biomechanics and physiology labs, nutrition labs and recently built sport and fitness centre. This is part of the reason why our Sport, Exercise and Nutrition Sciences courses scored 97% for learning resources in the National Student Survey 2016.

Admission requirements

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University of Huddersfield

Whatever you aim to do in life, it pays to get a good education. And with high standards of teaching and learning and excellent facilities, that's exactly what our students can expect from the University of Huddersfield. We’re based in...

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