Nutrition improves performance; whether in elite sport, amateur fitness or exercise among the general population. This course will enable you to gain the evidence-based knowledge and skills needed to become a professional Sports and Exercise Nutritionist. The course has been designed to enable you to join the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr), the professional register for qualified sports and exercise nutritionists in the UK.
You'll be taught by experienced registered SENr practitioners to ensure you enter the workplace with the skills you need to positively impact the performance of whoever you are working with.
*This programme is subject to validation for September 2019 entry and the information provided may be subject to change. All new programmes at the University must undergo validation, the purpose of which is to ensure that the proposed programme is aligned to the University's Mission and its content reflects appropriate levels of academic standards and quality.
Learning & Teaching
The course is primarily designed to be studied part-time through blended learning. Each module is taught using a combination of interactive distance learning and a 2-3 day block of face-to-face teaching here on campus. Students tell us they really value the flexibility of this approach enabling them to combine their studies alongside other commitments.
We take full advantage of our excellent facilities during the campus teaching blocks. You will have lots of supervised experience devising meal plans in our consumer kitchen, fitness testing in our exercise physiology labs, consultation skills in our clinic rooms and anthropometrics practicals.
Employability & Careers
Vocation modules in professional practice enable students to work with selected sports teams, clubs and individuals to improve their performance with nutrition. This is undertaken in a flexible manner to fit with the interests and career aspirations of each individual student. All work is supervised closely by a Sports and Exercise Nutrition practitioners to ensure clear skill development.
The course has been designed to enable you to join the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr), the professional register for qualified sports and exercise nutritionists. This is an important quality maker which recognises that your skills and knowledge have been benchmarked against those required in this competitive job market.
Some graduates will go onto work with elite sport but many will apply their skills to a wider range of individuals including amateur sport and promoting good nutrition to improve health in the wider population. There is a strong emphasis on transferable skills throughout the course, for example, dietary assessment and consultation skills.
Applicants should have at least a second class honours degree in nutrition, dietetics, sports science, human biology, exercise physiology or equivalent.
International Applicants:Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.5 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.