Taught course

Physiology and Nutrition of Sport and Exercise

Institution
Loughborough University · School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

An honours degree (good 2.1 of 65% or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in sports science, human physiology, nutrition or dietetics or other relevant biological science that contains a substantial element of exercise physiology and/or nutrition.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Our MSc in Physiology and Nutrition of Sport and Exercise is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the physiological, nutritional and metabolic demands of exercise and training, and their implications for participation in sport and for the maintenance of good health.

The programme offers in-depth study across a range of areas within exercise physiology and sport and exercise nutrition. Practical sessions are taught in specialist teaching laboratories, and you will also use these facilities, as well as our research laboratories, while undertaking your research project.

In undertaking our MSc in Physiology and Nutrition for Sport and Exercise, you will be joining the University ranked first in the world for sport-related subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020), and will work with leading academics in the field in a high quality teaching environment and state-of-the-art laboratories.

Our academic and student community is vibrant, diverse and friendly, and provides incredible opportunities to learn and broaden your overall postgraduate experience. You will be taught by our internationally renowned academics from the fields of exercise physiology and sport and exercise nutrition, as well as receiving guest sessions from expert professional practitioners from the worlds of performance sport and clinical health.

Laboratory facilities are provided in the £8m Clyde Williams building, which houses physiology, molecular biology and nutrition research laboratories and teaching rooms, as well as the latest physiological, molecular and environmental technologies including two climatic chambers, a sprint lane and bespoke training and testing equipment. The facility is named after Emeritus Professor Clyde Williams, the first Chair in Sports Science in the UK.

You will also have the opportunity to be involved in research that is taking place in the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine – East Midlands, an Olympic legacy on campus which houses outstanding exercise physiology and nutrition research laboratories in a state-of-the-art facility. In addition to several specialist clinical and exercise physiology laboratories, there is also a specialist anthropometry laboratory, designated ‘invasive procedures’ rooms for the performance of muscle and adipose tissue biopsies, sample analytical laboratories, recovery rooms, research kitchens and a disability sport laboratory, where exercise testing is conducted using various equipment, including a specialist treadmill designed for both wheelchair propulsion and running, and wheelchair, arm crank and handcycle ergometry.

Information for international students

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Applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Further details are available on the International website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
pgenquiries@lboro.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1509 226302