The amazing feats of world-class athletes across the huge range of sports has projected the issues of performance into the public eye, and sports nutrition is now recognised as a key part of supporting training and competition at all levels of participation.
The Master's degree in Sport, Exercise Nutrition (Advanced Standing) at the University of Westminster offers the chance to study the science behind sports nutrition and its applications for both the 'weekend warrior' and the elite athlete. It also puts the controversies surrounding the use of supplements under scientific scrutiny, looking at the key evidence for and against performance benefits.
The course covers the key principles of sports nutrition and exercise physiology, including the latest research papers, and aims to develop the ability to apply critical awareness to topics across the broad remit of sports nutrition, from measurement of exercise performance to the assessment of mental performance.
Qualified sport and exercise nutritionists find employment in a number of areas, ranging from research and public health nutrition to performance training. Many eventually become self-employed and create their own consultancy companies which can be very successful. The course is designed to make transition into any of these areas as smooth and effective as possible.
Graduates go on to positions which include teaching in higher education, athlete support within the English Institute of Sport, and PhD research.
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- Advanced Performance Nutrition
- Assessment of Health and Fitness
- Concepts and Principles of Human Nutrition
- Nutrition and Performance
- Nutritional Assessment
- Practitioner Skills for Sport Nutrition
- Postgraduate Research Methods
- Postgraduate Project
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesNutrition & Dietetics Sports Sciences View 308 other Masters in Sports Sciences in United Kingdom
A minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a life sciences subject with a string element of nutrition and/or physiology, but if you are a graduate in another discipline there is an opportunity to gain entry via successful completion of the Essentials of Nutrition course.
International1600 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 1600 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEA950 GBP/moduleTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 950 GBP per module and a duration of 24 months.
Price per 20-credit module
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