Undergraduate BSc (Hons)

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Develop nutrition strategies to aid the performance, health and wellbeing of sport teams and athletes, from recreational participants through to elite performers.

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Course Overview

  • UCAS code


    C615
  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance


    Full-Time
  • Duration


    3 Years
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Designed to meet the competency requirements and professional standards set by the Sport & Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr), this course will prepare you to become a professional sport and exercise nutritionist.

You’ll help athletes prepare for their chosen sport by providing them with the specialist nutritional programmes that will aid their performance.

As part of your course, you’ll:

  • Study the science of food, developing your understanding of how nutritional composition and diet can influence sport and exercise performance
  • Work across the spectrum – from elite athletes to recreational performers – and learn how to conduct interviews, assess the dietary intake of individuals and design personalised nutritional interventions

Refining your understanding of the key disciplines of nutrition, physiology and psychology, your course will enable you to put your learning into practice through a placement in a setting of your choosing. This could include working within a professional sports environment.

Staff expertise
You'll be taught by academic staff with a wealth of expertise in the areas of clinical nutrition and sport and exercise nutrition. 

Dedicated state-of-the-art facilities
You’ll be among the first students to take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building, opening in 2020. The building will include a wealth of outstanding facilities, including dedicated research laboratories, a hypoxic laboratory, a health and wellbeing studio, an indoor sprint track for performance training and analysis, a rooftop walking track and terrace, enhanced strength and conditioning spaces and changing and recovery facilities.

Industry links
Our strong links with industry ensure we are able to provide a range of exciting work placement opportunities; you could find yourself working for professional sports teams such as Leeds Rhinos or Yorkshire County Cricket Club, local schools or health clubs. Many of our students have also taken advantage of our sport volunteering opportunities, which have previously included global events such as the Olympics, World Athletics Championships and Commonwealth Games.

Why study Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Designed to meet the competency requirements and professional standards set by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr)
  2. Work across the spectrum – from elite athletes to recreational performers
  3. You'll be among the first students to take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  4. Work placement opportunities
  5. Sport volunteering opportunities

Carnegie School of Sport Heritage We have a long history in sports education stretching back to 1933 and the prestigious Carnegie College of Physical Training. Today, alumni of this college and its successor institutions are leaders in national and international sport.