The impact of tailored, evidence-driven sports nutrition advice is well recognised for everyone, whether running 5K for the first time or competing at the Olympics.
- St Mary's University has excellent sports facilities and BASES accredited laboratories.
- A range of sport scholarships and coaching bursaries are available for Undergraduate students.
Why study Sport and Exercise Nutrition (with a Foundation Year)?
Sports performance is driven by appropriate sports nutrition advice and good quality research. Sport and exercise is high on the government’s health agenda and there is currently a high demand for those who have studied and specialised in the field of sports and exercise nutrition.
Employers require nutritionists to have the specialised skills and appropriate training to work with all those who undertake physical and sporting activities and will look to employ those who have been recognised by professional bodies and are on the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).
Why St Mary's?
St Mary’s has a great reputation for sport and strives to continually improve this and our excellent teaching standards. In this vibrant and exciting programme you will study a range of academic disciplines related to understanding and improving sports performance.
Studying academic literature, undertaking research in this field and applying knowledge to current athletes, will give you the practical skills and competencies needed to work as a sports nutrition practitioner.
At St Mary’s we have an effective mix of experienced sports nutrition practitioners and academics, ensuring practical skills and competencies are enhanced.
Practical experience opportunities within St Mary’s athletic and sporting community and opportunities outside with the sporting links we have fostered are encouraged throughout the degree. We offer a comprehensive sports development programme that focuses on performance sport, coaching, events and recreational opportunities.
About the Foundation Year
Our four-year degree programmes (including a foundation year) provide an alternative route to undergraduate study at university if you do not have the grades to access higher education in the traditional way.
On successful completion of the Sport Science Foundation Year pathway you will progress on to the three-year undergraduate degree in Strength and Conditioning Science.