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Manchester Metropolitan University

Sport and Exercise Nutrition

UCAS Code: S2N6

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

To include A-level/AS-level Science. Applicants undertaking A-levels in Physics, Chemistry and Biology will be expected to pass the Science Practical assessment.

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum of 112 Tariff Points to include a minimum of 24 credits at Merit in a hard Science i.e. Physics, Chemistry or Biology

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

To include Grade 5 standard or Grade 4 Higher in English Language and Mathematics.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Subjects include Sport Science and Sport but will consider those with a significant science focus. We do not accept Health and Social Care.

UCAS Tariff

112

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Nutrition

What dietary requirements does a professional footballer need to take his game to the next level? Which foods does a 100m sprinter need to refuel after a race? What exercise would suit someone with a heart condition?

The global trend in the manipulation of nutrient intake to enhance performance and the health of exercising individuals has grown exponentially. Matching the physiological demands with relevant dietary needs is a fast-growing area of sport nutrition. All of these factors are creating the demand for dynamic, innovative nutrition graduates.

We’ve designed our Sport and Exercise Nutrition course to address the increasing awareness of the impact of nutrition on sport and exercise performance and the growing need for employment in the area.

You’ll examine the complex relationships between diet, health, physical wellbeing and performance whilst also gaining experience in the skills required to work in the field of sport and exercise, such as providing specialist advice on healthy eating, conducting dietary surveys and being an advocate of change.

Our Sport and Exercise Nutrition degree also provides the option of spending an extra year working in a partner organisation on placement.

**Features and benefits**

- ** Choose a placement**- The course offers real flexibility as you will enrol on the three year course and then decide if a placement study is right for you once you have started your studies, so you don’t have to decide now.

- ** Approved course**- You can apply for direct entry to the UK Voluntary Register of Nutritionists (UKVRN) as an Associate Registered Nutritionist (ANutr) when you graduate.

- ** Outstanding facilities**- You’ll have access to our extensive industry standard practical facilities, which include physiology labs, performance suites, and product development kitchens.

- ** Extra curricular activities**- You can join MetMunch, an award-winning, student-led sustainability and outreach programme.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

School of Health, Psychology and Social Care

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

88%
high
Nutrition

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nutrition

Teaching and learning

89%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
81%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
76%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
44%
Male students
56%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Nutrition

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
low
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
54%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Engineering professionals
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Caring personal services

This is the subject you need to study if you want to become a dietician — an important job in the country’s healthcare sector, and the single most common job for nutrition graduates. We don’t have many graduates in nutrition every year and with the population becoming more aware of health and well-being and with many medical needs being addressed by the application of specific diets, this is likely to be an area of increasing demand in the future.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Nutrition

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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