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Sport and Exercise Nutrition, MSc

Middlesex University

  • October, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9100.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

The performance nutrition industry is booming as recreational competitive sport grows increasingly popular, and there has never been a better time to specialise as a sports nutritionist.

Euromonitor report that the UK sports nutrition industry grew by 16 per cent in 2013 and annual growth of nine per cent is forecast until 2018, with product sales alone expected to reach £471 million.

Why study MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Middlesex?

Our masters degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition was written in consultation with industry-leading experts and employers including the English Institute of Sport (EIS) to maximise the value of the degree to potential employers in elite and professional sport.

Students of the course meet the eligibility criteria for graduate registration with the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) - the leading professional body for performance nutritionists both in the UK and globally.

The course focuses on professional practice and is underpinned by solid scientific and technical foundations. Work placements and practical training are integrated into the course, equipping you with significant experience in a professional setting.

You will learn from some of the UK's most experienced sports nutritionists and study in our industry-standard facilities at Allianz Park, the Saracens FC stadium where we regularly treat elite athletes and sports teams. This means that the course runs alongside our other postgraduate sport degrees and students can work together to develop their skills as part of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists.

The course enables you to:

  • Become eligible to apply for graduate registration with the UK Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr)
  • Develop your professional skills and practical experience in our cutting-edge sport science labs
  • Study the advanced science behind performance nutrition
  • Undertake an industry placement as part of your studies, either at your current workplace or somewhere we help you find
  • Make the most of our links by working with professional sports teams
  • Course Leader Christopher Curtis has more than 8 years' experience working with Premier League football and professional rugby teams.
  • As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

The performance nutrition industry is booming as recreational competitive sport grows increasingly popular, and there has never been a better time to specialise as a sports nutritionist. Euromonitor report that the UK sports nutrition industry grew by 16 per cent in 2013 and annual growth of nine per cent is forecast until 2018, with product sales alone expected to reach £471...

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Course Content

The MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition degree is made up of five individual modules designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to excel in the rapidly growing field of performance nutrition as a SENr registered practitioner.

Two 30-credit modules in the Theory of Sport and Exercise Nutrition and Applied Sport Nutrition lay the scientific foundations for the rest of the course and are followed by one 30-credit module which develop your professional skills and experience. A research methods module then prepares you with the techniques required to undertake your major research project, a 60-credit dissertation on a subject of your choice.

Full-time students will complete the programme in one year, while part-time students will complete all but the major project in their first year, with the second year spent on research methods and writing their dissertation.

Modules

  • Sports Nutrition (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Professional Placement Module (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Research Methods (30 Credits) - Compulsory

  • Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory

The MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition degree is made up of five individual modules designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to excel in the rapidly growing field of performance nutrition as a SENr registered practitioner. Two 30-credit modules in the Theory of Sport and Exercise Nutrition and Applied Sport Nutrition lay the scientific foundations for the rest of the...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

Hendon

Full Time, 1 year

October, 2020

£9100.00

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Entry Requirements

Qualifications

  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant sports science related, nutrition and/or dietetic field
  • Applicants with a 2:2 in a relevant discipline may be considered for programme entry on an individual basis
  • Ideally applicants will have one year's relevant experience in the sport and fitness industry.

Eligibility

UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.

Academic credit for previous study or experience

If you have relevant qualifications or work experience, academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.

Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions

For applicants with a 2:2 undergraduate degree, an interview may be required.

Qualifications Applicants must have a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant sports science related, nutrition and/or dietetic field Applicants with a 2:2 in a relevant discipline may be considered for programme entry on an individual basis Ideally applicants will have one year's relevant experience in the sport and...

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