Learn to help athletes and physically active people improve their performance through exercise physiology and nutritional practices.
The general guidelines that used to influence an individual's sport and exercise performance have become vague and outdated. So here you'll study a dynamic, evidence-based, situation-specific degree, which facilitates performance enhancement.
You'll refine your understanding of nutrition, exercise physiology and psychology. You'll transfer the theory into real-world practical situations in specialist facilities, including our Health and Human Performance Laboratory, Exercise Physiology Laboratories, using showcase catering facilities and on work placement.
This programme is accredited by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENR) and abides by the SENR competency framework. It also prepares you to become a sport and exercise nutritionist not just in the UK, but further afield – thanks to our accreditation by the Hong Kong Nutritionists Society (HKNS).
Hull is the only official university partner of Team GB. All our sports courses have placements opportunities, thanks to our links with professional sports teams, the NHS, nutritional health providers and schools.
You'll also be joining a university that invests in your potential. Each year, we award scholarships on our Talented Athlete Programme. As well as a cash award, you get personal support to suit you and your sport.
How you'll study
Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.
6 reasons to study Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Hull
Placements with professional sports clubs
Benefit from £16m upgrade in sports facilities
95% graduate employability rating*
94% student satisfaction with resources†
Take part in the unique Student Thesis Conference
Learn from staff who work with the likes of FIFA
*Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018
†Satisfaction score for learning resources (National Student Survey 2019, HEIs)
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Your future prospects
Health promotion specialist
We have developed links with local industry and as a result, students graduating from this programme have the opportunity to work within a variety of clinical settings within the NHS, food industry or within professional sport. Some graduates even go on to set up their own business.
If you wish there is also plenty of scope for postgraduate study and this programme provides a strong foundation for progression into SENr-accredited MSc degrees or even Dietetics.
Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff but must include at least 80 points from
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
Irish Leaving Certificate
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
IB Diploma: 28 points.
Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 18 credits at the distinction in science units.
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.