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University of Huddersfield

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

UCAS Code: H316

Master of Science - MSci

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

preferred subjects include PE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Food Technology. The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course.

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

to include 15 credits in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Nutrition.

120 UCAS tariff points from International Baccalaureate qualifications which should include PE, Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Food Technology at Higher Level grade 6.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

preferred subjects include Sport or Applied Sciences.

UCAS Tariff

120

from a combination of Level 3 qualifications including a grade B or above at A Level (preferred subjects include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, PE, or Food Technology). The endorsement for practical work is an essential part of Science A Level study, and is a requirement for entry to our degree course. Alternatively a Distinction in BTEC Subsidiary Diploma or National Extended Certificate (preferred subjects include Applied Science, Sport or Sport and Exercise Science) is also accepted.

86%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Nutrition

Sport and exercise sciences

**Why Sport and Exercise Nutrition?
This is an integrated Master’s four year degree, designed to combine both undergraduate and postgraduate study into a single degree. This is a requirement to be able to register as a Sport and Exercise Nutritionist on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) held by the British Dietetic Association.**

Eating healthily and being physically active are important for wellbeing, and good nutrition can help to achieve optimal performance in sport. Nutrition is increasingly important in elite sport, personal training, and community-based initiatives, so this course could lead to an exciting and rewarding career.

This course could give you the skills to work as a sports nutritionist, physical activity coordinator, health advisor, sports development officer, personal trainer, exercise referral specialist, or after further training, a teacher in educational settings.

How will you learn?
- You’ll gain an in-depth understanding of biological sciences, nutrition, exercise and health, and sports performance. You'll study anatomy and physiology, fitness conditioning, digestion and metabolism, and psychology

- In your second year, you’ll go on a work placement, which will provide you with the opportunity to apply your skills in a real-world context.

- In your fourth year you will study Sport and Exercise Nutrition at a postgraduate level

- You’ll use excellent facilities, including our nutrition food science labs, sport and exercise science labs, and our sport and fitness centre

- The course is endorsed by PD:Approval for recognition by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS), so you could gain extra industry-recognised qualifications within your degree. You could also become a member of the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)

- Additionally, the course was the first degree in the UK to be ‘approved’ by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr)

The course is endorsed by PD:Approval for recognition by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), which allows us to embed industry recognised qualifications within the degree, including NVQ Level 2 Award in Gym Instruction, NVQ Level 3 Personal Trainer Award and Level 3 in Exercise Referral, as well as Sport National Governing Body awards.

This aims to prepare you for entry on to the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs)(https://www.exerciseregister.org/) and helps to ensure that our graduates are industry ready.

This course is also Approved by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr)(http://www.senr.org.uk/), meaning that successful completion of this degree acts as a first step towards Graduate Registration with the SENr (a nationally recognised quality mark for your work in sports and exercise nutrition). Please note that in order to become eligible for Graduate Registration, you would need to progress to postgraduate study following your degree, and obtain a postgraduate diploma.

Modules

Year 1
Core modules:
Anatomy and Physiology
Introduction to Nutrition
Introduction to Biomechanics
Principles of Coaching
Research and Study Skills
Sport; Exercise and Health Psychology

Year 2
Core modules:
Digestion and Metabolism
Principles of Nutrition
Research Methods in Sports and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Conditioning
Work Placement Module

Year 3
Core modules:
Applied Nutrition
Applied Research in Physical Activity
Exercise Medicine
Project Management
Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Final Year
Core modules:
Practical Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Sport and Exercise Metabolism
How to be a Researcher
Advanced Sport and Exercise Nutrition
Ergogenic Aids Supplements and Anti-doping

Plus choose one module from a list which may include:
Applied Placement and Practitioner Skills
Nutrition for Specialised Populations

Assessment methods

The nature of the assessment varies from module to module, and mirrors the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field, for example, report writing, presentations and essays.19% of the study time on this course is spent in lectures, seminars, tutorials. Assessment will include of coursework, practice/ competency based learning and examinations.

Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Huddersfield

Department:

Health Sciences (HDHS)

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

66%
low
Nutrition
76%
low
Sport and exercise sciences

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nutrition and dietetics

Teaching and learning

69%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
73%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

74%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
42%
Male students
58%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
54%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
75%
Male students
25%
Female students
56%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nutrition and dietetics

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

44%
Health professionals
24%
Therapy professionals
12%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is the subject you need to study if you want to become a dietician — an important job in the country’s healthcare sector, and the single most common job for nutrition graduates. We don’t have many graduates in nutrition every year and with the population becoming more aware of health and well-being and with many medical needs being addressed by the application of specific diets, this is likely to be an area of increasing demand in the future.

Sport and exercise sciences

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,862
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Teaching and educational professionals
13%
Sports and fitness occupations
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nutrition

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£23k

£23k

£23k

£23k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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