Sport, Exercise and Nutrition BSc (Hons)


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Please note that the last intake to the first year of this course was in the academic year beginning in September 2015. The course has since been revalidated, and if you are interested in starting the first year in 2016/17 or later please follow this link to the latest version.

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With this course you will gain a thorough understanding of biological sciences, alongside scientific knowledge of nutrition and physiology for sport performance, exercise and health.Applied -Sport -Science -With -Coaching

This is a course where you will apply theoretical learning to real-life situations with a focus on the physiological and nutritional assessment of clients in our world-class testing facilities and create nutritional intervention strategies to aid health and performance.

You will also gain further understanding of modern food marketing and food policy ensuring you have a greater understanding of the business implications surrounding sport, exercise and nutrition.

During your study you will have the option of completing a practical placement within the field of sport, exercise and nutrition – putting your knowledge into practice and further demonstrating your experience within a real working environment.

Upon graduation you will be eligible to apply for graduate registration of the Sport and Exercise Nutrition register (SENr) which is increasingly important for securing jobs working as a sport and exercise nutritionist. Many additional career opportunities are available to you within the wider health industry.

90% in work or further study six months after graduation (Unistats 2015)

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FacilitiesDescribed as some of the best campus sport facilities in the country and rated Top 5 in the country by the recent Times Higher Educations Student Experience Survey 2014. We boast facilities for teaching & learning that rival any in the world. Predominantly housed in Sport Central, a new £30 million pound purpose-built sports building. 


Discover MoreNorthumbria is ranked in the top 30 for excellence in sport and exercise science research power, making it the best rated university in the North East in this discipline (REF 2014)

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Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time

Department Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Location Northumberland Building, Newcastle City Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2016

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