Oxford Brookes University

Applied Sport and Exercise Nutrition

This course focuses on the role of nutrition in the optimisation of health and physical performance. Nutrition has profound effects on both human health and athletic performance and this course is based on the latest scientific research and contemporary practice. It is designed to fulfil the needs of students who want to work with athletes and individuals to improve their health, fitness or exercise performance. Applications are encouraged from graduates who have a background in either sport and exercise science or human nutrition.

Entry requirements

MSc

To successfully complete this postgraduate course, you are usually expected to have (or be about to attain) at least a first or upper second class honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education. Students with a lower second class award may be accepted if they can provide a transcript to show that they performed near the upper second class level. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you could still be offered a place on this course if you can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences.

PgDip

To successfully complete this postgraduate course, you are usually expected to have (or be about to attain) at least a first or upper second class honours degree in a related scientific subject from a recognised institution of higher education. Students with a lower second class award may be accepted if they can provide a transcript to show that they performed near to the upper second class level. If you do not have these academic qualifications, you could still be offered a place on this course if you can show evidence of the potential to succeed based on professional and/or related experiences.

Course modules

Modules include: human nutrition; exercise physiology; sport and exercise nutrition in practice; research methods; nutrition, physical activity and health; applied practice in sport; exercise and nutrition; laboratory techniques in sport and exercise nutrition; research project.

Assessment methods

Student performance in each module is usually assessed by evaluation of the quality of written or design work, and to some extent on verbal presentations; assessment methods may include essays, seminar papers, formal written examinations, in-class tests, project work, design and verbal presentations, workshops, simulations, and practical exercises.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2017 - 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 - 24 months
PgDip Full-time September 2017 - 8 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 - 20 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Headington Campus Oxford OX3 0BP South East

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Key information

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Programme Administrator
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01865 482787