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Sport Exercise and Nutrition MSc (2 Years)

Sport Exercise and Nutrition MSc (2 Years)

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Personal Fitness Nutrition Sports Studies Primary Schools (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Course Overview

Join Northumbria’s SENr accredited part time Sport Exercise and Nutrition Masters and gain the specialist skills and competencies needed to kick start a successful career as a sport and exercise nutritionist.

What we put into our bodies fuels us, what athletes consume before exercise can be critical to their overall performance. The demand for competent, well-trained practitioners to help guide and inform individuals in the field of sport, exercise and nutrition is on increase.

Our part-time MSc Sport Exercise and Nutrition course is accredited through the Sport and Exercise Nutrition register (SENr) and the modules on the master’s programme have been designed to align with the competencies required by the SENr, Graduate accreditation pathway. This accreditation process recognises that graduates from this course have attained the necessary applied knowledge competencies, as recognised by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition industry.

As a Master of Science in Sport Exercise and Nutrition student at Northumbria, you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to work in multi-disciplinary teams and high-performance environments. You will learn how to work with people from multi-cultural and diverse backgrounds providing dietary advice whilst also considering important lifestyle considerations. For instance, you will be encouraged to study contemporary practices that promote sustainability such as plant-based diets and address the dietary needs of special population groups such as the young, female and ethnically diverse athletes.

During the second part of our part-time MSc you will have the opportunity choose from a range of module options that provides flexibility to part-tailor your programme to meet your needs, interests and career aspirations. For example, if diversifying your skillset is what you want, you might choose to study ‘Physiology of Sport Performance’ as a route to further study whereby you will apply physiological assessments and interventions to support the athletic development process. Or, you might have an ambition to work in high performance sport and choose ‘Working with Elite Performers’ where you will study and work in multi-disciplinary contexts akin to a?high-performance?environment. If you wish to pursue an entrepreneurial route post-graduation, the ‘Sponsorship and Strategic Brand Management’ module will help you understand how to develop and market yourself as a sport and exercise nutritionist (subject to Graduate registration through SENr). Whatever your interest there is an option to suit you.

The SENr accreditation process recognises that the graduates from accredited courses have attained the necessary applied knowledge competencies, as recognised by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition industry.

During your studies you will complete a module titled “Sport Professional Practice” where you will be challenged to implement plans to enhance your employability through a range of professional development activities, which may include volunteer and internship roles, other informal learning opportunities, and non-formal and formal continued professional development (CPD) opportunities. You will be required to plan and engage with a programme of CPD activities, and reflect on your learning, to ultimately enhance your employability upon graduation.


This module provides you with an understanding of the biochemical principles of exercise metabolism. You will first gain advanced knowledge of the pathways involved in energy metabolism at rest, as well as during and post exercise. Building on this knowledge, you will gain an appreciation of how manipulating variables within exercise and nutrition can alter metabolism and how this can subsequently influence adaptation to such changes. The module will also cover nutritional trends and contemporary topics from a biochemical standpoint. During the module you will use the skills of using biochemical concepts to critique scientific articles as well as mainstream media articles. You will also utilise these skills to form coherent arguments within the context of contemporary topics.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a relevant subject area such as sports science, nutritional science, sports coaching, or physiotherapy. Work experience in a relevant field and/or a professional qualification may also be considered.

University information

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