Taught course

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Loughborough University · School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

An honours degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent overseas qualification in nutrition, dietetics, physiology, sports science with a strong biological sciences component, or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

TOur Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc provides you with an opportunity to gain an in depth understanding of the nutritional and metabolic demands of exercise, of the interactions between diet, exercise and health and how nutrition influences performance in sport.

Nutrition is increasingly recognised as being a key component in the optimisation of sport and exercise performance, with both the science and practice of sports nutrition developing rapidly. At Loughborough University you will benefit from studying at one of the UK's leading centres for elite sport, coaching and sport science research.

You will complete modules that cover the fundamental nutritional, physiological and metabolic principals underpinning sport and exercise nutrition practice, as well as modules where you put these principals into practice and a research project examining a novel research question within sport and exercise nutrition.

Our high-quality research-led teaching will strengthen your learning experience and you will receive the latest evidence-based information from our subject experts. Examples of the type of research themes currently being studied by staff are as follows:

  • The impact of diet and exercise on metabolic health, appetite regulation and energy balance.
  • Effects of dietary supplements on exercise performance and cardiovascular health.
  • Nutritional requirements (e.g. water, carbohydrate and protein) to optimise exercise performance and post-exercise recovery.

Our campus is home to a number of high performance sport organisations, and although limited in availability, there are opportunities that you can pursue to undertake applied placements within some of these organisations. These opportunities vary on a yearly basis and do not constitute a formal component of the course. Placement opportunities can be very competitive and are undertaken alongside your studies.

Information for international students

All applicants for admission to Loughborough University must have a qualification in English Language before they can be admitted to any course or programme, whether their first language is English or not.

IELTS: 6.5 with a minimum score of 6.0 in all elements.

Fees and funding

For fees and funding information please look at our website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
(0)1509 226 302