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MSC Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    City Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course summary

  • Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of human nutrition.
  • Learn about the specific nutritional needs of athletes and develop practical skills to assess their diet, body composition and exercise performance.
  • Develop an appropriate level of competence in sports nutrition and exercise physiology for employment in the sports nutrition and exercise sector.
  • Enhance your ability to critically analyze current and developing theories in sports nutrition.

Nutrition plays an important role in optimising sport and exercise performance. On this course you will study modules that will provide you with a solid foundation in nutritional science, human physiology, biochemistry, behaviour change, research skills and sports nutrition. You will also complete a sport or exercise nutrition focused research project. The course will equip you with the skills to specialise in sports nutrition.

How you learn

We use a student-centred approach to learning. The blend of core nutrition and sports nutrition content and work related learning is delivered by subject experts and has been designed to enhance your employability in the sport and exercise nutrition sector.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • seminars
  • laboratory classes
  • counselling simulations
  • workshops

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • sport and exercise nutrition
  • the fitness industry
  • research
  • academia

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) which allows graduates to apply for Direct Entry Registration (at Associate Level) with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 14,460per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    24th out of 39 4

    28th out of 54 7

    43rd out of 84 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 171
    119 57%

    23rd

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75 75%

    20th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    22nd

    7
  • Entry standards

    / Max 167
    113 74%

    29th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%

    30th

    8
  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    127 64%

    41st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%

    37th

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    52nd

    17

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