Loughborough University

Loughborough University

Sports and Exercise Nutrition

This programme provides an opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of the nutritional and metabolic demands of exercise, of the interactions between diet, exercise and health, and of how nutrition influences sports performance. It is designed to provide graduates with training in sport and exercise nutrition which will equip them for future careers in research, teaching in higher education, in industry, or in applied sports nutrition support. Please note, it is not a substitute for a dietetic qualification.

Entry requirements

Upper 2nd Class Honours degree in nutrition, dietetics, physiology, sports science with a strong biological sciences component, or a related subject.

Course modules

Semester 1: sport and exercise nutrition; exercise and immunology; physiology of exercise and sport; vocational skills in sport and exercise nutrition and physiology. Semester 2: advanced statistical analysis; current research in sport and exercise nutrition; laboratory techniques in sport and exercise nutrition; summer: research project.

Assessment methods

Examination, coursework and a research paper.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Loughborough University Loughborough LE11 3TU East Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiries
Telephone number: 
01509 222496