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Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSci
Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSci

Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSci

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  • Level:Master's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirement  

  •  IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable

Other Requirement

  • You also need enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance to enable you to undertake placements. We arrange this during year 1 of the course. Previous convictions will affect your choice of placements.

Course Information

Why Sport and Exercise Nutrition

  • This is an integrated Master’s four year degree, designed to combine both undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single degree. This is a requirement to be able to register as a Sport and Exercise Nutritionist on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) held by the British Dietetic Association.
  • Eating healthily and being physically active are important for wellbeing, and good nutrition can help to achieve optimal performance in sport. Nutrition is increasingly important in elite sport, personal training, and community-based initiatives, so this course could lead to an exciting and rewarding career.
  • This course could give you the skills to work as a sports nutritionist, physical activity coordinator, health advisor, sports development officer, personal trainer, exercise referral specialist, or after further training, a teacher in educational settings.

How will you learn

  • You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of biological sciences, nutrition, exercise and health, and sports performance. You'll study anatomy and physiology, fitness conditioning, digestion and 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 nutrition food science labs, sport and exercise science labs, and our sport and fitness centre.
  • The course is endorsed by PD:Approval* for recognition by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS), so you could gain extra industry-recognised qualifications within your degree. You could also become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).
  • Additionally, the course was the first degree in the UK to be ‘approved’ by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).

*PD:Approval is the new name for SkillsActive (the Sector Skills Council for fitness qualifications). This enables us to award students with level 2 gym, level 3 personal trainer, and level 3 exercise referral qualifications.

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Year 1
Core modules:

  •  Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology in Sport and Exercise
  •  Foundations of Bioenergetics Metabolism and Nutrition
  •  Foundations of Biomechanics for Sport and Exercise
  •  Foundations of Coaching and Instructing
  •  Research Methods 1
  •  Foundations of Psychology for Sport and Exercise

Year 2
Core modules:

  •  Applied Nutrition and Assessment Methods
  •  Nutrition for Exercise and Health
  •  Physiology for Sport and Exercise Science
  •  Research Methods 2
  •  Work Placement

Option modules. One from a list that may include:

  •  Biomechanics and Performance Analysis for Sport and Exercise Sciences
  •  Psychology for Sport and Exercise Science

Year 3
Core modules:

  •  Applied Research
  •  Exercise Metabolism
  •  Sport Nutrition: Research and Practice
  •  Applied Sport and Exercise Science

Option modules. Plus choose one from a list that may include:

  •  Exercise Medicine
  •  Sports Rehabilitation
  •  Strength and Conditioning

Final Year
Core modules:

  •  Practical Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  •  Sport and Exercise Metabolism
  •  How to be a Postgraduate Researcher
  •  Advanced Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  •  Ergogenic Aids Supplements and Anti-doping

Plus choose one module from a list which may include:

  •  Applied Placement and Practitioner Skills
  •  Nutrition for Specialised Populations
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Careers in sport and exercise nutrition include: Performance Nutritionists, for example with the four UK Institutes of Sport, professional and amateur sports clubs and individual athletes; health promotion eg Health and Wellbeing/Lifestyle Coaches, Weight Management Practitioners; Sales eg supplements, gym equipment, in-store brand ambassador; Academia as researchers and lecturers; and Research and Development and New Product Development for food companies.


Previous Huddersfield Sport and Exercise graduates have gone on to work in education, research, teaching, community and social services in organisations including the NHS (Dietetic Assistant), Huddersfield Giants RLFC (Community Development Officer), Halifax RLFC (Performance Analyst), Barnsley Council (Senior Public Health Officer), Kirklees Active Leisure (Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor), Huddersfield Town FC (First Team Performance Analyst), Liverpool FC (Academy Fitness Coach), Everton FC (Lecturer and Coach), Manchester United (Sports Performance Analyst), Leicester City FC (Women’s First Team Performance Analyst), Project Sport (Sports Coach) and Nuffield Health (Performance Lead).**

*Percentage of graduates from this subject area who were in work and/or further study fifteen months after graduating (HESA Graduate Outcomes 18/19, UK Domiciled).


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