Ulster University

Ulster University

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

This programme provides a postgraduate pathway for graduates who are interested in pursuing a career in the area of sport and exercise nutrition. As an accredited course, the programme achieves the competencies required for graduate registration with the British Dietetic Association (BDA) Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) meaning those students graduating with the PgDip/MSc are automatically eligible to register with the SENr as a graduate registrant.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold a degree or equivalent in a related discipline (for example - BSc Honours in biochemistry, dietetics, food and nutrition, human nutrition, physiology, sport and exercise science, sports science or other relevant degree discipline) or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. Applicants must also demonstrate evidence of competence in written and spoken English (e.g. GCSE grade C or equivalent). Students holding an IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition are eligible to apply for direct entry to the MSc programme following completion of a short research proposal module (10 credits) prior to completing the sport and exercise nutrition research project (60 credits) following approval of a suitable research project in consultation with the project module co-ordinator.

Course modules

Modules include: Nutrition and exercise metabolism; nutritional assessment, recommendations and requirements; sport-specific nutrition issues; research design and biostatistics; nutrition for health and disease prevention; evidence-based practice in healthcare sciences; practical sports nutrition; sport and exercise nutrition research project.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 - 9 months
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Jordanstown Campus Newtownabbey BT37 0QB Northern Ireland

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