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MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition

MSc Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition Personal Fitness Sports / Movement Science

Course type


Course Summary


Understand the impact of nutrition on sport and exercise performance

This course focuses on the role of nutrition in the optimisation of sport and exercise performance.

It is aimed at those who have already developed an interest in sport or exercise nutrition and wish to further their knowledge practical skills in this area of study. The course provides students with opportunity to develop in applied practice and research roles, providing the foundation for a broad range of employment opportunities.

With well-established courses across a range of sport and exercise disciplines we have the facilities and expertise to enable Masters students to gain a great insight into both the theoretical underpinnings and the practical application of nutrition in the sport and exercise context.

This course also includes a placement module where students can apply their skills in a professional setting to gain experience to improve future employment opportunities.

The Course

Gain a great insight into both the theoretical underpinnings and the practical application of nutrition in the sport and exercise context

You will consider the complexity of the impact of nutrition on sport and exercise performance through a detailed understanding of the many components required.

These connections have been developed from extensive research, which provides the basis for the systematic application of nutritional strategies aimed at optimising performance. You will learn to understand these applications, how they can be implemented, and their affects on those who participate in sport.


Acquire the skills and knowledge required to enter professional practice

The programme is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to enter professional practice in sport and exercise nutrition.

The course structure blends theoretical, empirical, practice and research based learning with a view to meeting the needs of prospective clients and employers.

Graduating students typically find employment in nutrition research, nutritional consultancy, health claim substantiation, education or health promotion.

Students are encouraged to engage with the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr), British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) and Nutrition Society throughout the course and for future career development.


You will learn how research and applied practice can be used to support the varied physical, physiological and nutritional challenges associated with sport and exercise performance in a range of settings and the importance of working as part of multi-disciplinary teams.

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Entry requirements

At least a first or upper second class honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education. Students with a lower second class award may be accepted if they can provide a transcript to show that they performed near the upper second class level on appropriate modules. If a student does not have these academic qualifications, they could still be offered a place on this course if they can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences. You will also be required to attend an interview.

University information

The University of Chichester has two campuses: one in the centre of Chichester, a charming and historic town, and the other close to the sea in Bognor Regis. The University offers both taught and research degrees at postgraduate level, with many of the courses offering work placements during the year. There is a vast range of academic departments to choose from, including Business, Dance, Humanities, Music, Sport and Theatre. Both sites –...more