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Sport and Exercise Nutrition MSc

University of Westminster
Location: 
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115 New Cavendish St, W1W 6, London
Tel.+44 (0)20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
Available Financing:
Tuition: 9.500 £ Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 15/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018

Description

The amazing feats of world-class athletes across the huge range of sports has projected the issues of performance into the public eye, and sports nutrition is now recognised as a key part of supporting training and competition at all levels of participation.
The Masters degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at the University of Westminster offers the chance to study the science behind sports nutrition, and its applications for both the ‘weekend warrior’ and the elite athlete. It also puts the controversies surrounding the use of supplements under scientific scrutiny, looking at the key evidence for and against performance benefits.
The aim of the course is to produce sports nutritionists who are strongly focused on the science behind the subject, but who also have some experience of the practicalities of delivering sound guidance to individuals and teams who are looking to use nutrition as part of their training programmes. To this end, a number of guest lecturers contribute their expertise in key related areas, and students are also given the opportunity of shadowing established sports nutrition practitioners.

Contents

The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. For more details on course structure and modules, and how you will be taught and assessed, see the full course document on the master website.

Core modules

  • Advanced Performance Nutrition
  • Assessment of Health and Fitness
  • Concepts and Principles in Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Performance
  • Nutritional Assessment
  • Practitioner Skills for Sports Nutrition
  • Research Methods
  • Research Project

 

Requirements

You should have a first degree in a life sciences subject with a string element of nutrition and/or physiology, but if you are a graduate in another discipline there is an opportunity to gain entry via successful completion of an Online Nutrition course.

If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS score of at least 6.5, including in 6.5 in writing, TOEFL score of at least 98, with a minimum of 25 in the writing component.

Career Prospects

Qualified sport and exercise nutritionists find employment in a number of areas, ranging from research, to public health nutrition, to performance training, and many eventually become self-employed and create their own consultancy companies which can be very successful.
The course is designed to make transition into any of these areas as smooth and effective as possible.

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