Taught course

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Ulster University · School of Sport

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold: - a second class honours degree (or higher) in Biochemistry, Dietetics, Food and Nutrition, Human Nutrition, Physiology. Sport and Exercise Science, Sports Science or other relevant degree discipline from a recognized university OR - an equivalent standard (normally 50% or more) in a Postgraduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate or an approved alternative qualification; OR - In exceptional circumstances, where an individual has substantial and significant experiential learning, a portfolio of written evidence demonstrating the meeting of graduate qualities (including subject-specific outcomes, as determined by the Course Committee) may be considered as an alternative entrance route. Evidence used to demonstrate graduate qualities may not be used for exemption against modules within the programme. AND All applicants must have evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE grade C or equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

Diet and nutrition significantly affect sport and exercise performance. The food and fluid which an athlete consumes before, during and after training and competition affects health and body composition, as well as performance in, and recovery from the effects of exercise. Sound knowledge of sport and exercise nutrition can therefore ensure a healthy balance between exercise and diet for a range of athletes, from amateur to elite levels within different sports. This programme provides a postgraduate pathway for graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in the area of sport and exercise nutrition. As an accredited course, the programme achieves the competencies required for graduate registration with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) meaning those students graduating with the PgDip/MSc are automatically eligible to register with the SENr as a graduate registrant.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Qualification and course duration


9-18 months


12-24 months

Course contact details

Dr Andrea McNeilly
+44 (0)28 9036 6675