Sport and Exercise Nutrition


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Wednesday 20 May 2020, 5–7.30pm

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  • Benefit from excellent access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in which you can develop the practical knowledge of advanced laboratory techniques.
  • Critically examine the theoretical bases of assessment methods and their practical application within physiology, metabolism and biochemistry.
  • Learn about applied sport and exercise nutrition from dedicated teaching staff who are leading experts in the field of sport and exercise science and nutrition.


Our Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc draws upon the excellent postgraduate Sport and Exercise and Clinical Nutrition programmes giving you the opportunity to critically examine the theoretical bases of science in understanding sport, exercise and nutrition and their practical application within physiology, metabolism, and biochemistry.

This programme will enable you to gain a critical appreciation of a multi-disciplinary approach to contemporary issues in sport and exercise science and nutrition, along with the assessment of performance and support for the exerciser and athlete. In helping you build on your practical skills, this course will enable you to understand the relationships between theoretical concepts and current techniques of assessment and support, through a range of practice-based learning and assessment where you will benefit from the feedback of staff and peers.

You will become a part of the Sport and Exercise Science and Health Sciences research groups enabling you to collaborate with our academic staff and providing you with a unique insight into how intensive research guides and informs professional practice in the field.

Sport and Exercise Nutrition is a discipline that has its roots in physiology, metabolism, biochemistry and nutrition. This programme will balance theory and practical application of sport, exercise science and nutrition to help you develop your career. You will gain a strong scientific understanding of areas aligned to sport, exercise and health nutrition. You will build upon your knowledge of the molecular basis of human metabolism as physiology is an essential prerequisite for the effective application of sport and exercise nutrition. You will benefit from one of our modules which focusses developing the skills required for future employment in this field.

You will be able to understand how to implement performance nutrition and ways to treat and prevent injury and disease to positively impact human health. You will also learn how you can alter an athlete’s health and performance through exercise and nutrition interventions.

Some examples of our modules are:

  • Advanced Laboratory and Applied Skills
  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  • Current Topics in Exercise Physiology
  • Research Methods
  • Research Dissertation
  • Psychology of Physical Activity, Health and Wellbeing (optional)
  • Obesity and Metabolism (optional)
  • Neuromusculoskeletal Function (optional)

Pathways include applied sports scientist, sport and exercise nutritionist, sport and exercise nutrition consultant, roles working in sports clubs or academia in the sports and exercise field.  

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