Taught course

Physiology and Nutrition of Sport and Exercise

Loughborough University · School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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


Course content

This MSc programme is designed to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the physiological, nutritional and metabolic demands of exercise and training, as well as 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.

The theoretical content and practical sessions delivered in sports nutrition and exercise physiology on this course will allow students to develop the fundamental understanding and the ability to apply and translate this knowledge into practice within the sport, exercise and health sectors, enabling you to transition into a highly adept researcher or practitioner.

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.

Outstanding laboratories are provided in two purpose-built facilities, the Clyde Williams building and the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine - East Midlands (NCSEM-EM).

These facilities house dedicated teaching and research space, including physiology, nutrition and molecular biology laboratories, with specialist facilities for environmental physiology (two climatic chambers), disability sport and clinical exercise physiology.

Information for international students

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

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please see our website for a list of master's degree funding and scholarships.

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

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)1509 226302