Taught course

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

University of Roehampton · Department of Life Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a 2:2 or higher Bachelor degree in Sport Science Studies, Nutrition or dietetic, human and medical science or a related science-based degree. Candidates offering appropriate experiential knowledge and skills may also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Nutrition has a profound impact on sport and exercise performance. By completing our Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc you will discover the science behind sport, exercise, metabolism and nutrition, and how to apply this to the exerciser and the athlete.

Sports nutrition is developing rapidly, as its importance is pivotal to supporting athletic performance. The programme will give you an in-depth understanding of the science in sports and exercise nutrition, allowing you to drive forwards your own interests through research and practice, with an emphasis on applying scientific analysis in clinical settings.

The programme draws upon our excellent postgraduate Sport and Exercise and Clinical Nutrition programmes. Your modules will give you an understanding of topics that are at the cutting edge of sports and exercise nutrition. This includes the psychology of physical activity where you’ll explore the physical and psychological impact of the lack of exercise and how to change these behaviours, advanced laboratory skills, as well as a comprehensive understanding of research methods, for you to apply to your own research project.

You’ll be part of Sport and Exercise Science and Health Sciences research groups where you’ll collaborate with our academic staff, giving you a unique insight into how intensive research guides and informs professional practice in the field. Throughout your studies, you’ll also have an Academic Guidance Tutor, giving you one on one support.

By the end of your postgraduate degree you’ll be able to make informed decisions in the practice of sport and exercise nutrition based upon a sound scientific rationale, to aid you in pursuing a career in both research and applied sport and exercise nutrition.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 8392 3232