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.
- Meets standards of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register.
- Students have access to excellent sports facilities and BASES accredited laboratories.
- Taught by sports nutrition practitioners and academics.
- There are a range of sport scholarships and coaching bursaries available.
Why study Sport and Exercise Nutrition?
A number of factors contribute to success in sport, and diet is increasingly recognised as a key component of optimal sporting performance, with both the science and practice of sports nutrition developing rapidly. Regardless of the athlete’s level, professional or someone who simply enjoys working out, what, when and how much to eat or drink can have a huge impact on athletic performance and personal goals.
You will explore the important relationships between nutrition and physical performance in different sports but also encouraged to think critically about existing practices, as well as carrying out your own research to help shape the future of the sport nutrition industry.
You will also have the opportunity to improve your CV with work placements opportunities.
The Sport and Exercise Nutrition course (BSc) at St Mary’s is designed in line with the guidelines set by the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENR), which sets the standards for all practitioners in the field. This allows the students to develop all the necessary knowledge and competences needed for employment in the area when graduating.
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 Sport and Exercise Nutrition undergraduate degree.
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