Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Sports Nutrition

This programme is aimed at individuals who hold an undergraduate degree in sports science, dietetics or nutrition and are now looking to build their specific knowledge in sports nutrition. The course is aligned to the competencies set out by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) and it is envisaged that students would seek professional accreditation following the completion of the degree. The philosophy of the programme is to enhance your critical understanding of fundamental sports nutrition and exercise metabolism which then underpins the applied training modules. To be a successful sports nutritionist the team passionately believe that it is essential to study and understand classical and contemporary exercise metabolism research and then translate this information into athlete centered nutrition advice. The programme strategy is based on a low student:staff ratio that allows a close level of academic and pastoral support within a friendly and informal atmosphere. Teaching is via small groups and draws upon the world-class facilities in our award-winning Tom Reilly Building. Your tutors have extensive experience of delivering sports nutrition in a range of high level, professional and community sport organisations. These links provide excellent opportunities for student research and applied placements where you can explore theory-to-practice links. To boost your employability after completing the course, you will be able to secure professional accreditation with ISAK providing you meet the required entrance qualifications.

Entry requirements

Good honours degree (2.1 or 1st) in sport science, dietetics or nutrition. However, applications are also welcomed from students with other relevant degrees and/or considerable applied experience. Practical applied experience in sports nutrition and/or an obvious desire to pursue a career in sports nutrition is essential. In addition, international students should hold IELTS English language at a minimum of 6.5 or equivalent.

Course modules

Semester 1: Fundamental Sports Nutrition (20 credits); Practical Sports Nutrition (20 credits); Research Skills (20 credits). Semester 2: Exercise Metabolism (20 credits); Supplements and Drugs in Sport (20 credits); Applied Placement (20 credits). Semester 3: Research Project (20 credits, Semester 3).

Assessment methods

A diverse range of assessments modes are used within the programme. These typically include extended essays, practical assessments, oral presentations, case studies, applied placement reports and research presentations.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

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0151 231 5090