Sport and Exercise nutrition is a discipline that combines physiology, metabolism, biochemistry and nutrition. This programme balances theory and research with practical applications to help you develop your expertise.
The programme draws upon our excellent postgraduate Sport and Exercise and Clinical Nutrition programmes. Your modules will give you an understanding of topics that are at the cutting edge of sports and exercise nutrition. This includes the psychology of physical activity where you’ll explore the physical and psychological impact of the lack of exercise and how to change these behaviours, advanced laboratory skills, as well as a comprehensive understanding of research methods, for you to apply to your own research project.
You’ll learn the essential foundations of human metabolism and physiology and how you can alter an athlete’s health and performance through exercise and nutrition interventions. Across a mixture of lectures, seminars and practical laboratory sessions you’ll understand how to implement performance nutrition and ways to treat and prevent injury and disease. You will explore the links between exercise and energy expenditure, the role of supplements on exercise performance, how exercise can improve mental health, and the limitations to exercise performance.