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Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc

Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc

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Full time | Middlesex University | 1 year | 01-OCT-21

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

01-OCT-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Nutrition Personal Fitness Sports / Movement Science

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

The performance nutrition industry is booming as recreational competitive sport grows increasingly popular, and there has never been a better time to specialise as a sports nutritionist.

Euromonitor report that the UK sports nutrition industry grew by 16 per cent in 2013 and annual growth of nine per cent is forecast until 2018, with product sales alone expected to reach £471 million.

Why study MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition* at Middlesex University?

Our masters degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition was written in consultation with industry-leading experts and employers including the English Institute of Sport (EIS) to maximise the value of the degree to potential employers in elite and professional sport.

Students of the course meet the eligibility criteria for graduate registration with the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) - the leading professional body for performance nutritionists both in the UK and globally.

The course focuses on professional practice and is underpinned by solid scientific and technical foundations. Work placements and practical training are integrated into the course, equipping you with significant experience in a professional setting.

You will learn from some of the UK's most experienced sports nutritionists and study in our industry-standard facilities at StoneX Stadium, home of Saracens Rugby Club, where we regularly treat elite athletes and sports teams. This means that the course runs alongside our other postgraduate sport degrees and students can work together to develop their skills as part of a multi-disciplinary team of specialists.

Careers

How can the MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition support your career?

Whether you have experience as a sport and exercise scientist, strength and conditioning practitioner, personal trainer, nutritionist, dietician, physiotherapist, or you have recently graduated from an undergraduate degree in one of these areas – you will already have a range of career options available to you.

This postgraduate course has been written in consultation with leading industry experts such as the English Institute of Sport so is designed to equip you with the skills and experience desired by potential employers in the specific field of performance nutrition.

At the end of the degree you will have completed 150 hours of professional practice and have the necessary knowledge and experience to apply to the graduate SENr – a qualification which will enable you to take the next step in your career.

You will be well placed to work in elite and professional sport, for national and international sports teams and organisations. Numerous private gyms, consultancies and other sport and exercise organisations also demand the expertise of specialist nutritionists, and there is significant space to work as a self-employed nutritional consultant.

Modules

The Research Methods module provides a critical overview of the main methods and approaches used for research into topics areas related to sport and exercise nutrition, and enables you to apply this knowledge when planning a research proposal. The module affords opportunities to appraise the strengths and weaknesses of published work in your specialist area. You will learn in groups and explore philosophical, ethical and methodological differences which underpin various approaches to knowledge generation, while interprofessional workshops allow you to develop a research proposal, consider its adequacy and limitations, and justify the approach taken.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£14,500

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of a 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant sports science related, nutrition and/or dietetic field. Students with a 2:2 in a relevant discipline may be considered for programme entry on an individual basis Ideally applicants will have one year's relevant experience in the sport and fitness industry. We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification.

University information

Middlesex is a campus university based in leafy North London only 25 minutes from the buzz of central London. It has been excelling in teaching for over 130 years and boasts international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius. Their industry led, contemporary courses and practice-based teaching will help you to excel in the job market and become a leader in your field. Middlesex’s teaching is informed by the needs of industry, so you’ll develop the...more