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    Sport and Exercise Nutrition
- BSc (Hons)
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    Sport and Exercise Nutrition - BSc (Hons)

    Ulster University

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    United Kingdom, Coleraine

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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Bachelor

    Study Type

    Full Time

    Delivery

    On Campus

    Course Code

    C621 The UCAS code for Ulster University is U20

    Campuses

    Coleraine campus

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake DeadlinesSeptember-2023
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    GBP 15,840  / year
    Next Intake September-2023

    Sport and Exercise Nutrition - BSc (Hons)

    About

    Overview

    Interested in becoming a sport and exercise nutritionist?

    The University regularly refreshes courses to make sure they are as up-to-date as possible.

    In addition it undertakes formal periodic review of courses in a process called 'revalidation to ensure that they continue to meet standards and are current and relevant.

    This course will be revalidated in the near future and it is possible that there will be some changes to the course as described in this prospectus.

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    Summary

    The aim of this programme is to provide suitable academic training relating to the foundation of biosciences for the study of sport and exercise nutrition (SEN). Work based learning will be a major focus of the programme highlighting the wealth of professional roles within sport and exercise nutrition practice.


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    Diet and nutrition significantly affect sport performance. The food and fluid which an athlete consumes before, during, and after training and competition affects health, body mass and body composition, as well as performance in, and, recovery from, the effects of exercise. As such, an optimum diet can help to maximise sport performance.

    An increased level of participation in physical activity, exercise and sport also helps to improve the health and well-being of our sedentary general population. Increased physical activity can help to reduce obesity, the risk of heart disease, some cancers, and osteoporosis, and can play a role in promoting mental health. Sound knowledge and practical application of sport and exercise nutrition can ensure a healthy balance between exercise and diet of individuals and groups of individuals at all levels of fitness.

    The aim of this programme is to provide suitable academic training relating to the foundation of biosciences for the study of sport and exercise nutrition (SEN). This course will provide knowledge relating to the biosciences of sport and exercise nutrition, critical awareness and transferable skills for job opportunities in the wider nutrition and sports industry. It will also equip those with aspirations to work in the area of sports nutrition with the knowledge required before pursuing a one year Masters of Science postgraduate course (at Ulster) or other institution before securing practitioner registration to practice as a registered sport and exercise nutritionist.

    Course Structure

    Year 1

    In the first year of the programme students will complete the following modules:

    • Principles of anatomy and physiology;
    • Study skills for professional development;
    • Chemistry and pharmacology;
    • Introduction to sport and exercise nutrition;
    • Biochemistry; and
    • Sport and Exercise Psychology

    Year 2

    In the second year of the programme, students will complete the following modules:

    • Nutrition through the lifecycle;
    • Assessment of nutritional status;
    • Physiology of sport and exercise;
    • Employability in sport and exercise nutrition;
    • Integrated exercise physiology and nutrition; and
    • Food science and professional practice in sports nutrition

    Year 3

    The third year will be an optional placement in sport/sport and exercise nutrition setting (25-week minimum).

    **students not taking the placement year, can progress into their final year**

    Final Year

    In the final year of the programme, students will complete the following modules:

    • Nutrition research methodology;
    • Exercise metabolism;
    • Sport and exercise nutrition;
    • Performance nutrition;
    • Nutrition for health and disease prevention and;
    • Dissertation project in sport and exercise nutrition.

    Disciplines

    Health Sciences

    Faculty of Life

    Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Undergraduate courses

    Each programme will have slightly different requirements, both in terms of overall points and certain subjects, so please check the relevant subject in the undergraduate on-line prospectus.

    Normally Ulster University welcomes applications from students with:

    Undergraduate qualifications

    • Community College Diploma with overall 65%  OR Associate Degree with 65%
    • Intermediate Diploma with overall 65%
    • Associate Degree with 65% overall
    • First year of a Bachelor degree 65%

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    English Program Requirements

    English language requirements for international applicants
    The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

    Career

    Careers & opportunities

    In this section

    1. Job roles
    2. Career options
    3. Work placement / study abroad

    Job roles

    With this degree you could become:

    • Sport and Exercise Nutritionist (further study required)
    • Nutritionist
    • Community Nutrition Education Officer
    • Health Improvement Practitioner
    • Health Promotion Officer
    • International Aid Worker
    • Product Development

    Career options

    Increasingly recognised as a vital part of public and individual health, sports nutrition graduates use their skills to help people and communities make the right dietary choices. Whilst this programme is not envisaged as a vocational course, the specialist knowledge and graduate level skills that it provides will enhance opportunities for attaining employment in a variety of areas. Graduates can pursue careers in the following contexts: educational welfare, local government, educational and community development, social/educational research, medical sales; further and higher education, nutrition, as well as training roles in business-contexts, in health services and in physical activity and health. Typically, graduates will find themselves in roles where they use their graduate skills to create learning/training content and supporting materials, to teach/advise a variety of population sectors e.g. young people, athletes and gym users using a variety of traditional and online tools. As aforementioned, there is also opportunity to follow the undergraduate programme with further study of SEN at Ulster by completing the PgD/MSc SEN (accredited programme) to become a registered sport and exercise nutritionist.

    • Sport and Exercise Nutritionist (by completing PgD/MSc SEN at Ulster/other and seeking professional accreditation)
    • Nutritionist
    • Community nutrition education officer
    • Food technologist
    • Health Improvement practitioner
    • International aid/development worker
    • Medical Sales representative
    • Health promotion officer
    • Catering manager (for sports teams)
    • Product development scientist

    Work placement / study abroad

    The third year will be an optionalplacement in sport/sport and exercise nutrition setting (25-week minimum).

    **students not taking the placement year, can progress into their final year**

    Fee Information

    Tuition Fee

    GBP 15,840  / year

    How to Apply

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    Ulster University

    Sport and Exercise Nutrition - BSc (Hons)

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    Coleraine

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