Taught course

Exercise and Nutrition Science (Chester)

Institution
University of Chester · Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

The course is open to applicants with a minimum of a 2:2 honours degree in a related subject area, or equivalent professional qualifications.

Consideration will also be given to applicants with relevant work experience, background knowledge and skills.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Course overview

This course is for those who wish to develop practical skills and apply their expertise in this rewarding area of study.

Our course is aimed at health professionals and graduates who wish to extend their knowledge, develop practical skills and apply their expertise in this popular area of study. It is also designed to help facilitate a career switch for others to work in the field of exercise and nutrition.

The ENS course was established in 1993 and its content is mapped against the competencies of nationally recognised professional bodies such as the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr), Register for Exercise Professionals (REPs) and the International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK). It is characterised by its multidisciplinary approach to the study of nutrition in relation to exercise and sport, is academically stimulating with an applied focus and is underpinned by evidence-based practice.

A key feature of this course is the application of theory to practice and in addition to the lectures, there are practical sessions, workshops and the opportunity to undertake a placement within a health, sport or exercise setting.

Why Study Exercise and Nutrition Science with us?

The MSc is delivered by a team of leading-edge academics and national/international leaders in exercise and nutrition. This enables graduates to leave with the most up-to-date level of knowledge.

The key features of our course are:

  • The course is aligned with the competencies required for Graduate Registration on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr)*
  • Opportunity for a placement in the exercise, health and sport industries
  • Opportunity to gain the REPs accredited Gym Level 1 and 2 qualifications
  • Choice of Research Project – individually led, work related, or as part of a current University research programme
  • Internationally renowned Guest Speakers on modules
  • Flexible course structure – modules delivered in three-day blocks every eight weeks.

*Application for SENr course endorsement in progress. Students who successfully complete this MSc and who also have an appropriate undergraduate degree are still eligible to apply for SENr Graduate Registration independently of course endorsement.

The course is highly flexible, allowing you to study full time or part time to suit your personal and work commitments. Flexibility is achieved through the delivery of modules over three-day blocks (see our Timetable 2018/19) followed by eight weeks of campus- or home-based learning. This allows students nationally and internationally to attend the course.

Our course is delivered by a team of experienced academics and also practitioners who work in high-profile areas.

How will I be taught?

Teaching is mainly by lectures interspersed with laboratory practicals, group discussion, seminars and interactive computer-based sessions.

There are 25-30 contact hours per module. You will also undertake campus- or home-based learning and tutorials (face to face or online).

How will I be assessed?

Each module requires 200 hours of study and is assessed via a 4,000-word written assignment or its equivalent – e.g. poster presentation. There are no examinations.

Following the completion of six taught modules, if you are an MSc student you will be required to undertake a personal research project.

Fees and funding

UK students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/postgraduate/postgraduate-finance/postgraduate-fees/postgraduate-fees-2020-21/postgraduate-taught
International students
https://www1.chester.ac.uk/international/fees-scholarships-and-finance/tuition-fees

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    24-48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Department of Clinical Sciences and Nutrition
Email
clinicalsciences@chester.ac.uk