Taught course

Exercise and Nutrition Science

University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition

Entry requirements

Minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a related subject area, or equivalent professional qualifications and relevant work experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Designed for those who wish to extend their knowledge, qualifications, skills and expertise in this area of study. The science of exercise and nutrition is a rapidly expanding field; students develop a critical knowledge and understanding of fundamental and contemporary issues in relation to physical activity and health and nutrition in health and disease, as well as applying these principles to sporting populations.

Taught on the Chester campus. Each taught module consists of a 20-hour, three-day intensive course, followed by a period of home-based learning. Taught modules are scheduled monthly and include:

  • Exercise and Health
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Physiology and Physical Performance
  • Science of Weight Control
  • Nutrition in Health and Disease
  • Biochemistry of Metabolism
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis (normally compulsory for MSc students)

On completion graduates will possess many of the competences necessary to join the Sport and Exercise Nutrition register (SENr) or undertake BASES supervised experience to gain BASES accreditation.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 - 48 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 - 48 months
full time
12 months


part time
12 - 24 months

Course contact details

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