Over the past decade, the impact that nutrition has on athletic performance has become increasingly clear.
Why study Applied Sports Nutrition?
Postgraduate study in Applied Sports Nutrition will not only upgrade your academic and professional skills, but allow you to practice skills and competencies needed to work as a sports nutrition practitioner.
There is currently a high demand for specialisation in the field of applied sports and exercise nutrition. This high demand has partly been driven by employers seeking nutritionists who work within sport to have a higher specialist degree, the continued professional development requirements from professional bodies and be on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).
Why St Mary's?
Our Master's degree in Applied Sports Nutrition is delivered by an effective mix of experienced sports nutrition practitioners and academics, ensuring practical skills and competencies are enhanced.
The course is accredited by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) as one of their approved programmes and facilitates the preparation of those wanting to join the Register.
Practical experience opportunities are encouraged throughout the degree. The unique weekend and block-week timetable at St Mary’s means students can organise study around their personal schedule of work and leisure. This allows students to have a good work/life balance whilst undertaking this course.
The University is arguably one of London's top performing sports institutions, providing a comprehensive sports development programme that focuses on performance sport, coaching, events and recreational opportunities.
All modules will consist of 3 x 3 day weekends (Friday-Sunday). In addition formative coursework and directed student learning will be an important component of this Course. Students will be required to complete three core modules. Module guides will provide further guidance on relevant and recent publications.
Each module will be supported by an electronic learning site containing resources, distance learning materials, learning forums and feedback areas. This electronic learning site is considered to be an important component of course delivery and will help to foster a cohesive and scholarly community among students whose attendance at St Mary’s University will be infrequent.
The MSc in Applied Sports Nutrition is achieved through the completion of 180 credits: 120 from the taught modules (see below) and a further 60 credits for the dissertation.
Assessments will include a variety of formative and summative techniques, through the combination of assessment of work based learning and other more traditional means of assessment. This includes coursework such as oral presentations, essays, production of media based articles, and development of professional skill tools, portfolios and case studies. Where possible the assessments will reflect the type of work which the student will undertake once they successfully complete the course.
- Course accredited with the Sport & Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr)
- Industry-relevant placements available (subject to student numbers)
- Course structure means that studies can be fitted around work commitments
- Guest speakers from academia and industry compliment course content
- Online resources available