M.Sc. On Campus

Physiology and Nutrition of Sport and Exercise

Loughborough University

12 months
26500 GBP/year
11900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Physiology and Nutrition of Sport and Exercise programme from Loughborough University is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the physiological, nutritional and metabolic demands of exercise and training, and their implications for participation in sport and for the maintenance of good health.


The  Physiology and Nutrition of Sport and Exercise programme from Loughborough University offers in-depth study across a range of areas within exercise physiology and sport and exercise nutrition. Practical sessions are taught in specialist teaching laboratories, and you will also use these facilities, as well as our research laboratories, while undertaking your research project.


This programme will equip you for future careers in research (PhD or research positions in the higher education sector), applied sports physiology/nutrition, exercise physiology and sport nutrition support, teaching in higher education or employment in industry. Employability and applied skills teaching are embedded within the programme.

Recent graduates have been employed by the English, Scottish and Welsh Institutes of Sport, National Governing Bodies including UK Athletics, British Swimming and British Cycling, as well as professional bodies such as the Football Association, Rugby Football Union and Lawn Tennis Association. Graduates have also gone into industry with Nestle, GlaxoSmithKline, Yakult, as well as into health settings with the NHS, BUPA and Nuffield Health. Furthermore, graduates have gone on to undertake PhD study at various universities in the UK and abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Sport and Exercise Nutrition
  • Physiology of Sport and Exercise
  • Quantitative Research
  • Laboratory Techniques in Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
  • Research Project: Natural Sciences in Sport and Exercise

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An honours degree (good 2.1 of 65% or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in sports science, human physiology, nutrition or dietetics or other relevant biological science that contains a substantial element of exercise physiology and/or nutrition.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    26500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    11900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Loughborough

600 - 1000 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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