Middlesex University

Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc

Middlesex University
In London

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Typology Master
Location London
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • London
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available

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?
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 Allianz Park, the Saracens FC stadium 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.
The course enables you to:
Become eligible to apply for graduate registration with the UK Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr)
Develop your professional skills and practical experience in our cutting-edge sport science labs
Study the advanced science behind performance nutrition

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The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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· Requirements

Entry requirements UK & EU International How to apply Qualifications We normally require a second class honours degree 2:1 or above in a sport, exercise or nutrition related field. Students with a 2:2 degree may be considered at our discretion Ideally applicants will have one year's relevant experience in the sport and fitness industry Eligibility UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course. Academic credit for previous study or experience Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions For applicants with a 2:2 undergraduate degree, an interview may be...

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What you'll learn on the course

Sports Nutrition
Research skills
moving skills
Exercise Nutrition
nutritional strategies

Course programme

Course content

What will you study on MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition?

The MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition degree is made up of five individual modules designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools needed to excel in the rapidly growing field of performance nutrition as a SENr registered practitioner.

Two 30-credit modules in the Theory of Sport and Exercise Nutrition and Applied Sport Nutrition lay the scientific foundations for the rest of the course and are followed by one 30-credit module which develop your professional skills and experience. A research methods module then prepares you with the techniques required to undertake your major research project, a 60-credit dissertation on a subject of your choice.

Full-time students will complete the programme in one year, while part-time students will complete all but the major project in their first year, with the second year spent on research methods and writing their dissertation.

  • Modules
    • Sports Nutrition (30 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module will develop your theoretical understanding of the physiological and biochemical responses to exercise. You will critically analyse and interpret physiological results from testing procedures. You will also critique and apply methodologies of nutritional status of individuals and assess the derivation and use of energy, macronutrients and micronutrients. This module, along with previously studied modules, will prepare you through the optional certification requirements of relevant professional bodies such as the UK Sports & Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).

    • Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition (30 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop your practical and theoretical skills essential to designing, delivering and monitoring athletic programmes and optimising sport performance and recovery with devising individualised nutritional support programmes. You will be taught to examine the influence of nutrition on sporting performance and to explore the role of nutritional strategies during the preparation for, participation in, and recovery from sport competition. The module, along with previously studied modules, will help prepare you through the certification requirements of relevant professional bodies such as the UK Sports & Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).

    • Professional Placement Module (30 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to develop the student's ability to apply and see the application of knowledge gained from other modules in relation to a real work scenario. You will be required to adopt a reflective and critical approach to your working practice and to promote a problem-solving approach in a work environment.

    • Research Methods (30 Credits) - Compulsory

      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.

    • Dissertation (60 Credits) - Compulsory

      Throughout the dissertation module you will be supported while undertaking research with a focus appropriate to your area of interest, potentially building upon the research proposal formulated in the Research Methods module. The module creates a peer learning community for students, enabling you to provide guidance and to critically support one another on matters of ethical application, research methods, data collection, analysis and writing-up in the research process – in addition to that provided by your supervisor.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

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