Taught course

Sports Nutrition

Institution
University of Glasgow · School of Medicine
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

You must have an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related subject with a substantial component in nutrition from an institution recognised by the University Court.

You are required to provide two references, a full degree transcript and a personal statement with your application.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme, one of only a few short programmes offered in sports nutrition, will extend your knowledge and skills in sports nutrition, basic sports science or nutritional and dietary assessment.

Why Glasgow

  • You will also develop skills in evidence-based practice in sports nutrition.
  • If you are a nutritionist or have a good background in nutrition and/or dietetics and want to extend your knowledge and skills in this area – this programme is designed for you.

Programme Structure

Core course

  • Sports and exercise nutrition.

Optional courses (one chosen)

  • Introduction to sports and exercise science for nutritionists
  • Dietary and nutritional assessment.

Information for international students

Please refer to our website for more information.

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification:

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 90; no sub-test less than:
    • Reading: 20
    • Listening: 19
    • Speaking: 19
    • Writing: 23
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59
  • Trinity College London Integrated Skills in English: ISEII at Distinction with Distinction in all sub-tests

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the English for Academic Study Unit Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:

Fees and funding

UK students
£2417
International students
£6500

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
4 months

Course contact details

Name
MVLS Sports Nutrition
Email
mvls-sportsnutrition@glasgow.ac.uk