This programme provides an opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of the nutritional and metabolic demands of exercise, of the interactions between diet, exercise and health, and of how nutrition influences sports performance.
The programme is designed to provide graduates with training in sport and exercise nutrition which will equip them for future careers in research, teaching in higher education, in industry, or in applied sports nutrition support. It is not a substitute for a dietetic qualification.
This programme is available for part-time applicants who have a pre-arranged, confirmed placement (eg with the Loughborough University
Sports Development Centre, Sport National Governing Body, English Institute of Sport etc).
Core study areas include sport and exercise nutrition, exercise and immunology, physiology of exercise and sport, applied nutrition, advanced sport and exercise nutrition, laboratory techniques in sport and exercise nutrition, quantitative research, and a research project.
See the website http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/ssehs/sport-exercise-nutrition/
- Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- Exercise and Immunology
- Physiology of Exercise and Sport
- Vocational Skills in Sport and Exercise Nutrition and Physiology
- Advanced Statistical Analysis
- Current Research in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- Laboratory Techniques in Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- Research Project
Examination, coursework and a research paper.
Careers and further study
Typical destinations include teaching in higher education, athlete support within the English Institute of Sport, and PhD research.
Why choose sport, exercise and health sciences at Loughborough?
Staff within the School are renowned internationally for the quality of their teaching and research, which has influenced policy and practice around the world.
Knowledge gained from our research underpins the teaching and variety of learning experiences offered through the School’s comprehensive range of postgraduate taught and research degrees.
Our staff expertise, combined with on-going investment in buildings, teaching facilities, laboratories and equipment, makes the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences a stimulating, multidisciplinary environment in which to study.
Research within the School is classified broadly into three themes: Performance in sport, Lifestyle for health and well-being, and Participation in sport and exercise.
- Career prospects
Over 92% of our graduates were in employment and/or further study six months after graduating. They go on to work with companies such as APR Psychology, Adidas, BUPA, Badminton England, British Red Cross, Ministry of Education, KPGM, Lucozade, NHS, Nuffield Health and Youth Sport Trust.
Find out how to apply here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/programmes/departments/ssehs/sport-exercise-nutrition/
An upper second class (2:1) honours degree in nutrition, dietetics, physiology, sports science with a strong biological sciences component, or a related subject.