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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Carmarthen Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

This master’s degree is designed for individuals who wish to work as Sports Nutrition Practitioners / Sports Nutritionists.

Sports Nutrition is a growing area in sport and the programme has been designed to meet the needs of those who wish work in this field of sport. There is currently high demand for practitioners who have the skills to work in sport. The programme will give you the knowledge and skills needed to become a Sports Nutrition Practitioner / Sports Nutritionist.

This exciting new course has been designed to allow students to attend at weekends with a mix of taught and blended learning, enabling students to balance work and study.

The programme has been mapped to the competencies of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) and the programme team are applying for SENr accreditation.

Course Overview

The role of nutrition in sports performance is now seen as an important part of an all athlete’s preparation and training programme.

You will learn about the principles of sports nutrition and fitness that are based on up to date and current theories and evidence. This will enable you to turn theory into practice and advice athletes from all sports to maximise their performance.

Specialist software is used to undertake dietary analysis and meal planning. Students also use the human performance laboratory to assess individuals’ health and fitness levels.


A variety of assessment will be used to challenge students but also enhance the practical skills required to work in the area of sports nutrition. There is a strong academic focus within the programme alongside the development of practical skills.

Assessments will include essays, laboratory reports, case studies, practical tasks and presentations (individual and groups).

Career Opportunities

Graduates will go on to work with elite and recreational athletes across a range of sports. Many Sports Governing Bodies require at least Practitioner status to work for them.

There are increasing opportunities to work in a variety of sports or to set up a business working with elite and recreational athletes. The opportunities are endless.

Our lecturers are also practitioners themselves and have a wealth of experience that help to guide your career.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 13,340overall cost

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

University information

University of Wales Trinity Saint David

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  • Campus address

    University of Wales Trinity Saint David, College Road, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire, SA31 3EP, Wales

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    53rd out of 84 26

  • Entry standards

    / Max 203
    138 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    71 71%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.30 86%



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