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International/EU: £16,385 for the course
- Gain in-depth, masters-level knowledge and understanding of the principles and practice of human nutrition.
- Learn about the specific nutritional needs of athletes and develop practical skills to assess their diet, body composition and exercise performance.
- Develop competence in sports nutrition and exercise physiology for employment in the sports nutrition and exercise sector.
- Enhance your ability to critically analyse current and developing theories in sports nutrition.
Nutrition plays an important role in optimising sport and exercise performance. On this course you will study modules that will provide you with a solid foundation in nutritional science, human physiology, biochemistry, behaviour change, research skills and sports nutrition. You will also complete a sport or exercise nutrition focused research project. The course will equip you with the skills to specialise in sports nutrition.
This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN). Read more about the accreditation for this course.
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How you learn
All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.
We use a student-centred approach to learning. The blend of core nutrition and sports nutrition content and work related learning is delivered by subject experts and has been designed to enhance your employability in the sport and exercise nutrition sector.
Our assessment package for each module is carefully considered to provide applied, real-world opportunities which are varied, interesting and challenge you to be the best you can be.
You learn through:
- laboratory classes
- counselling simulations
Course leaders and tutors
Staff profile for Jo Pearce Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University
Work related learning
You complete the work related learning module to reflect on personal and professional development and produce an action plan. You will be supported to identify areas for personal development in your action plans and identify objectives and activities to undertake which are tailored to your specific needs.
Typical activities include work shadowing/volunteering, working on live sports nutrition projects, attending sports nutrition conferences, attending nutrition and food-related conferences, events and workshops and undertaking online courses. You also produce a reflective portfolio where you map your developmental activities to the core competencies for nutritionists outlined by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).
This course prepares you for a career in
- sport and exercise nutrition
- the fitness industry
This course is accredited by the Association for Nutrition (AfN) which allows graduates to apply for Direct Entry Registration (at Associate Level) with the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN).
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you will
- measure markers of health and exercise performance in our nutrition and exercise physiology laboratories
- have the opportunity to use athletics facilities and running tracks at the English Institute of Sport to perform research studies
- work in our sensory evaluation suite and development kitchens
- analyse the diets of athletes with our specialist dietary assessment software
Normally an honours degree in a science or relevant discipline (2:2 or above) or recognised equivalent qualification. For example food science, nutrition, health and wellbeing, exercise science, biological sciences and psychology would all be relevant. Applicants with an honours degree in an alternative discipline and relevant experience will be considered on an individual basis.
We will consider enquiries from those who have substantial experience working in relevant positions in the sport and health sector, food industry or in the field of nutrition but do not have the normal entry requirements. These applications will be dealt with in accordance with SHU Recognition of Prior Learning policy. We may invite these potential students for an interview to discuss their particular background, experience and qualifications.
If English is not their first language, applicants will need an IELTS score of 6.5 score with a minimum of 6.0 in all skills or equivalent. If the applicant's English language skill is currently below the required level we will consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable them to achieve an equivalent score.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Due to the AfN accreditation requirements of the this course, there are no elective modules offered. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: Behaviour Change In Nutrition And Health||Credits: 15||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 45||
|Module: Food Chain||Credits: 15||
|Module: Fundamentals Of Sports Nutrition||Credits: 15||
|Module: Life-Course Approach To Nutrition||Credits: 30||
|Module: Nutritional Physiology And Biochemistry||Credits: 15||
|Module: Principles And Practices In Sports Nutrition||Credits: 15||
|Module: Research Methods||Credits: 15||
|Module: Work Related Learning||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £9,910 for the course.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £16,385 for the course.
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Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Food and nutrition courses (PDF, 234.1KB)
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