You should have a first degree in a life sciences subject with a strong element of nutrition and/or physiology, but if you are a graduate in another discipline there is an opportunity to gain entry via successful completion of an Online Nutrition course.
Months of entry
The Master's degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at the University of Westminster offers the chance to study the science behind sports nutrition and its applications for both the 'weekend warrior' and the elite athlete. It also puts the controversies surrounding the use of supplements under scientific scrutiny, looking at the key evidence for and against performance benefits.
The aim of the course is to produce sports nutritionists who are strongly focused on the science behind the subject, but who also have some experience of the practicalities of delivering sound guidance to individuals and teams who are looking to use nutrition as part of their training programmes. To this end, a number of guest lecturers contribute their expertise in key related areas, and students are also given the opportunity of shadowing established sports nutrition practitioners.
The course covers the key principles of sports nutrition and exercise physiology, including the latest research papers, and aims to develop the ability to apply critical awareness to topics across the broad remit of sports nutrition, from measurement of exercise performance to the assessment of mental performance. The modules studied are designed to underpin the subject, and create a sound base for the development of ideas for the research project, which offers students a wide degree of flexibility to pursue their personal interests.
The course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). This allows students to take the title Associate Nutritionist, which is the first step on the professional recognition and registration ladder.
The course is also accredited by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition register (SENr) and has received the Recognition Award of the International Society for Sports Nutrition (ISSN). Students are encouraged to take the Certification of the ISSN (CISSN) exam towards the end of their period of study.
Information for international students
If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, including a score of 6.5 in writing, a TOEFL score of at least 98, with a minimum of 25 in the writing component.
Fees and funding
Price per 20-credit module.
This course is eligible for an alumni discount. Find out if you are eligible and how to apply by visiting our Alumni discounts page. As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time24 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 020 7911 5000