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Sport and Exercise Nutrition BSc (Hons)

UK

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What will I learn?

Summary

The aim of this programme is to provide suitable academic training relating to the foundation of biosciences for the study of sport and exercise nutrition (SEN). Work based learning will be a major focus of the programme highlighting the wealth of professional roles within sport and exercise nutrition practice.

About

Diet and nutrition significantly affect sport performance. The food and fluid which an athlete consumes before, during, and after training and competition affects health, body mass and body composition, as well as performance in, and, recovery from, the effects of exercise. As such, an optimum diet can help to maximise sport performance.

An increased level of participation in physical activity, exercise and sport also helps to improve the health and well-being of our sedentary general population. Increased physical activity can help to reduce obesity, the risk of heart disease, some cancers, and osteoporosis, and can play a role in promoting mental health. Sound knowledge and practical application of sport and exercise nutrition can ensure a healthy balance between exercise and diet of individuals and groups of individuals at all levels of fitness.

The aim of this programme is to provide suitable academic training relating to the foundation of biosciences for the study of sport and exercise nutrition (SEN). This course will provide knowledge relating to the biosciences of sport and exercise nutrition, critical awareness and transferable skills for job opportunities in the wider nutrition and sports industry. It will also equip those with aspirations to work in the area of sports nutrition with the knowledge required before pursuing a one year Masters of Science postgraduate course (at Ulster) or other institution before securing practitioner registration to practice as a registered sport and exercise nutritionist.

Job roles

With this degree you could become:

  • Sport and Exercise Nutritionist (further study required)
  • Nutritionist
  • Community Nutrition Education Officer
  • Health Improvement Practitioner
  • Health Promotion Officer
  • International Aid Worker
  • Product Development

Career options

Increasingly recognised as a vital part of public and individual health, sports nutrition graduates use their skills to help people and communities make the right dietary choices. Whilst this programme is not envisaged as a vocational course, the specialist knowledge and graduate level skills that it provides will enhance opportunities for attaining employment in a variety of areas. Graduates can pursue careers in the following contexts: educational welfare, local government, educational and community development, social/educational research, medical sales; further and higher education, nutrition, as well as training roles in business-contexts, in health services and in physical activity and health. Typically, graduates will find themselves in roles where they use their graduate skills to create learning/training content and supporting materials, to teach/advise a variety of population sectors e.g. young people, athletes and gym users using a variety of traditional and online tools. As aforementioned, there is also opportunity to follow the undergraduate programme with further study of SEN at Ulster by completing the PgD/MSc SEN (accredited programme) to become a registered sport and exercise nutritionist.

Which department am I in?

School of Sport

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,360.00 (US$ 18,897) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 September 2023

Venue

Coleraine

University House,

Cromore Road,

Coleraine,

Northern Ireland,

BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and to include grades 3,3,3 in 3 AP subjects; High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and to include 1000 out of 1600 in SAT; Associate Degree with GPA 3.0. High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and to include grades 4,3,3 in 3 AP subjects or High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and to include 1000 out of 1600 in SAT. Normally the minimum English language entry requirement is IELTS (academic) of 6.0 (with no band score of less than 5.5).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Ulster University

With an international reputation for teaching excellence, Ulster University offers students a welcoming and caring environment to live and study.

  • Scholarship of GBP 2,000 for international students
  • Guaranteed on-campus accommodation for overseas students
  • Among the top 50 universities in the UK
  • Award-winning Career Development Centre (CDC)

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