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MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition

University of Westminster

The amazing feats of world-class athletes have brought the issues of performance into the public eye, and sports nutrition is now recognised as a key part of supporting training and competition at all levels of participation.

Our Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc offers you the chance to study the science behind sports nutrition and its applications for both the 'weekend warrior' and the elite athlete. It also puts the controversies surrounding the use of supplements under scientific scrutiny, looking at the key evidence for and against performance benefits.

The aim of the course is to produce sports nutritionists who are strongly focused on the science behind the subject, but who also have some experience of the practicalities of delivering sound guidance to individuals and teams who are looking to use nutrition as part of their training programmes. To this end, a number of guest lecturers contribute their expertise in key related areas.

The course covers the key principles of sports nutrition and exercise physiology, including the latest research, and aims to develop your ability to apply critical awareness to topics across the broad remit of sports nutrition, from measurement of exercise performance to the assessment of mental performance. The modules you'll study are designed to underpin the subject and create a sound base for the development of ideas for your research project, which offers you a wide degree of flexibility to pursue your personal interests. You can study the course full-time over one year, or in part-time mode over a varying time, up to five years.

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  • Advanced Performance Nutrition
  • Assessment of Health and Fitness
  • Concepts and Principles of Human Nutrition
  • Essentials of Nutrition and Performance
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Practitioner Skills for Sport Nutrition
  • Postgraduate Research Methods
  • Postgraduate Project
  • Requirements

    Listed below are the documents required to apply for this course.
    1 year


    Sep 2024

    Start Month

    Aug 2024

    Application Deadline

    Upcoming Intakes

    • September 2024

    Mode of Study

    • Full Time