BSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition


Program Description

Course overview

Mix real-world practical experience and theory to explore the role of nutrition in sports performance and general health. Combining two disciplines in this fascinating degree, you'll learn how one subject affects the other with a focus on metabolism, diet, performance and physical conditioning.

You'll hone skills in assessment and diagnosis, enhancing your credentials as you enter a professional career after graduation.

Our staff are experts who collaborate on research with the likes of FIFA, UEFA, the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency. You'll work in facilities such as our Sports Rehabilitation Suite, Health and Human Performance Laboratory, Environmental Chamber, Performance Analysis Suite and Exercise Physiology Laboratories.

How you'll study

Throughout your degree, you’re expected to study for 1,200 hours per year. That’s based on 200 hours per 20 credit module. And it includes scheduled hours, time spent on placement and independent study. How this time divided among each of these varies each year and depends on the course and modules you study.

6 reasons to study Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Hull

  1. Placements with professional sports clubs
  2. Benefit from £16m upgrade in sports facilities
  3. 95% graduate employability rating*
  4. 94% student satisfaction with resources†
  5. Take part in the unique Student Thesis Conference
  6. Learn from staff who work with the likes of FIFA

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*Percentage of students from this subject area in work or further study within six months of graduating: UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for the academic year 2016/17, published by HESA 2018

†Satisfaction score for learning resources (National Student Survey 2019, HEIs)

Your future prospects

  • Performance Nutritionist
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Personal trainer

We have developed links with local industry and as a result, students graduating from this programme have the opportunity to work within a variety of clinical settings within the NHS, food industry or within professional sport. Some graduates even go on to set up their own business.

If you wish there is also plenty of scope for postgraduate study and this programme provides a strong foundation for progression into SENr-accredited MSc degrees or even Dietetics.

Entry requirements

UK Residents

Points can be from any qualifications on the UCAS tariff but must include at least 80 points from

  • A levels
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma
  • Irish Leaving Certificate
  • Scottish Highers
  • Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
  • or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications

Alternative qualifications

  • IB Diploma: 28 points.
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass with 18 credits at the distinction in science units.

International students

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

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Last updated Oct 2019

About the School

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with ... Read More

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for 90 years. Our motto, Lampada Ferens, translates as ‘carrying the light of learning’, and over the years, we’ve shared that light with thousands of people from across the world. Read less