Taught course

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Middlesex University London · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

  • We normally require a second class honours degree 2:1 or above in a sport or exercise 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

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

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.

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) and can also apply for certification with the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) – the leading professional bodies 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 StoneX Stadium, home of Saracens Rugby Club, where we regularly treat elite athletes and sports teams. (Access will be dependent on social distancing requirements due to Covid-19.) 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 (access to specialist facilities may be restricted due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements, but alternative methods of learning will be available).
Study the advanced science behind performance nutrition.
Undertake an industry placement as part of your studies, either at your current workplace or somewhere we will help you find. (Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the availability of placement may be restricted or affected by social distancing requirements.)
Make the most of our links by working with professional sports teams
Course Leader Christopher Curtis has more than 8 years' experience working with Premier League football and professional rugby teams.
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full-time students: £9,400 Part-time students: £63 per credit
International students
Full-time students: £14,500 Part-time students: £97 per credit

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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