Postgraduate PG Dip

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Prepare for entry on to the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENR). You’ll complete a diverse teaching programme delivered by experts on this postgraduate course.

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Course Overview

  • Institution code

  • Main location

    Headingley Campus Beckett Park
  • Attendance

  • Duration

    1 Year
  • Start date

    09 Sep 2024

Learn to support athletes’ competitive performance, recovery, and overall health by providing them with specialist and evidence-based nutritional advice.

As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Study an academically challenging and vocationally relevant programme, underpinned by evidence-based practice
  • Gain a thorough understanding of the multidisciplinary aspects of sport and exercise nutrition
  • Study the principles and applications of sport and exercise nutrition in practice
  • Explore scientific concepts that promote an understanding of issues in the study of sport and exercise nutrition

SENR accredited

This course is accredited by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENR), the national register for qualified sport and exercise nutritionists. 

Alternative study options

As well as the PG Dip Sport and Exercise Nutrition (120 credits), we offer other postgraduate study routes in Sport and Exercise Nutrition which can be studied full-time or part-time:


Specialist facilities

You’ll learn in the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building. Explore our facilities, including videos and a virtual tour. The building houses a wealth of outstanding facilities including: 

  • Dedicated research laboratories
  • Nutrition laboratories 
  • Body composition laboratories, including dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry [DXA]
  • Environmental chambers
  • Enhanced physiology laboratories 
  • Enhanced strength and conditioning spaces 
  • Biochemistry laboratories
  • Indoor sprint track and rooftop walking track and terrace

Build your experience

Alongside building your subject-specific knowledge, you’ll develop practical and soft skills. You’ll practise using your expertise through a variety of physiology labs, nutrition workshops and other applied sessions. This course will enable you to gain real-world experience working to support a case study. In addition, you’ll have opportunities to apply for work in an applied sport science setting with elite athletes under the guidance of a registered SENR practitioner. This will enable you to develop professional skills relevant to a variety of work-related settings.

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

  1. Accredited - by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition register (SENR), the national register for qualified sports and exercise nutritionists
  2. Specialist facilities - take advantage of the university’s new state-of-the-art Carnegie School of Sport building
  3. Applied opportunities – opportunities previously include supporting athletes in local elite sports clubs across a range of sports, including football, netball, rugby, cricket and track and field events 
  4. Progression opportunities – you could choose to go on to study MSc Sport & Exercise Nutrition
  5. Alternative study option - we offer a weekend-delivery PG Cert in Sport & Exercise Nutrition specifically for healthcare practitioners
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Carnegie School of Sport Body Composition Lab In the body composition lab, Carnegie School of Sport staff and students work with athletes and sports team to measure their body composition, identifying muscle and fat levels using various high-tech pieces of equipment.

body composition lab