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Full time | Liverpool John Moores University | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition Sports / Movement Science

Course type


Course Summary

About this course

LJMU's Sport Nutrition MSc is taught by academics dedicated to researching athlete-centred nutrition and extending contemporary understanding of exercise metabolism.

  • Experience a unique blend of theoretical science and applied skills taught by world leading academics engaged in nutritional consultancy with world leading sports organisations
  • Learn from staff who provide nutrition support to Premiership Football, Super League Rugby League, European Rugby Union, professional golfers, professional jockeys, professional and amateur boxers, British Ski and Snowboard, Professional and Track Cycling, UK Anti Doping and many more
  • Study on a course which is accredited by SENr and allows graduates direct entry onto the SENr Graduate register
  • Take an ISAK body composition qualification
  • Undertake an applied placement mentored by academic staff engaged in applied consultancy

The Sports Nutrition MSc at LJMU opens up a world of scientific innovation, research and the related application of specially designed nutritional support that can help sportspeople to overcome setbacks and achieve their goals.

To be a successful Sport Nutritionist we believe it is essential to study and understand classical and contemporary exercise metabolism research, and then translate this information into athlete-centered nutrition advice.

On this Masters course you will learn to make decisions in complex and unpredictable situations, and you will ultimately contribute to the essential support framework demanded by the sport industry for success. The programme opens up a world of scientific innovation, research and the related application of specially designed nutritional support that can help sportspeople to overcome setbacks and achieve their goals.

On successful completion of the course, you will understand how to deal with complex issues within nutrition, both systematically and creatively, and make sound judgements in the absence of incomplete data. You will also develop essential skills in communicating and implementing your recommendations for clients as well as specialist and non-specialist audiences.


How learning is monitored on your programme

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic.

Assessment methods on this course include: extended essays, practical assessments, oral presentations, case studies, applied placement reports and research presentations.


This module is designed to equip you with the practical skills essential to work as a Sports Nutritionist. It covers key skills such as interview techniques, assessment of energy intake and expenditure and the assessment of body fat (aligned to ISAK standards). It will then look at how these techniques are implemented in a variety of sporting contexts. The aim of the module is to provide practical training in the hands-on skills that are required for a career in sports nutrition.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You will need: a minimum 2:1 in Sport Science, Dietetics or Nutrition or another relevant degree and/or considerable applied experience and practical applied experience in sports nutrition and/or an obvious desire to pursue a career in sports nutrition.

University information

Founded in 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is ranked in the top 600 higher education institutions in the world and attracts staff and students from over 100 countries. A host of taught courses and research opportunities are available across LJMU’s five faculties: Arts, Professional and Social Studies Business and Law Engineering and Technology Health Science The International Study Centre gives international...more