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Sport and Exercise Nutrition (with Foundation Year)

Entry requirements


Pass Access to HE Diploma

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

24

UCAS Tariff

80

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Sport and exercise sciences

Nutrition

**Learn to help athletes and physically active people improve their performance through exercise physiology and nutritional practices.**

The general guidelines that used to influence an individual's sport and exercise performance have become vague and outdated. So here you'll study a dynamic, evidence-based, situation-specific degree which facilitates performance enhancement.

You'll refine your understanding of nutrition, exercise physiology and psychology. You'll transfer the theory into real-world practical situations in facilities including our Health and Human Performance Laboratory, Exercise Physiology Laboratories, using showcase catering facilities and on work placement.

This programme is accredited by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENR) and abides by the SENR competency framework. It also prepares you to become a sport and exercise nutritionist not just in the UK, but further afield – thanks to our accreditation by the Hong Kong Nutritionists Society (HKNS).

The foundation year is ideal if you do not have the academic qualifications for direct entry on to the programme.

**Official Team GB partners**

Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it.

What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership.

We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else.

Find out more at hull.ac.uk/teamgb

Modules

Foundation Year

Core modules

Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
Group Challenge (Sciences)
Introduction to Data Analysis

Compulsory modules

Introduction to Biological Sciences 1
Introduction to Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Optional modules

Foundation Maths Skills
Foundation Maths 1
Foundation Mathematics A

Year 1

Core modules

Applied Human Physiology
Introduction to Nutrition
Preparation for Learning in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
Sport, Health and Exercise Psychology
Conducting Science in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
Challenges Faced with Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Year 2

Core modules

Sport Physiology
Nutrition in Sport and Exercise
Nutrition and Diet in Health and Disease
Nutrition in a Specialist Sporting Population
Research Methods
Professional Standards within Sport, Health and Exercise Science

Year 3

Core modules

Dissertation
Ergogenic Aids
Food Science
Contemporary Issues in Health and Exercise Psychology
Professional Practice in Sport, Health and Exercise Science

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment methods

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree.

Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests.

Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work.

Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£17,550
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

The University of Hull

Department:

Faculty of Health Sciences

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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.

74%
med
Sport and exercise sciences
64%
low
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.

Sport and exercise sciences

Teaching and learning

78%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
70%
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

77%
Library resources
68%
IT resources
69%
Course specific equipment and facilities
64%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
76%
Male students
24%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
19%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
C

Nutrition and dietetics

Teaching and learning

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
82%
Staff are good at explaining things
50%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
45%
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

64%
Library resources
50%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
45%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
48%
Male students
52%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
23%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B

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.

Sport & exercise science

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.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
50%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sports and fitness occupations
14%
Other elementary services occupations
10%
Health associate professionals

One of the fastest growing subjects in the country, the number of sports science graduates went from under 3,000 in 2003 to over 10,000 in 2013. Numbers have fallen slightly since 2015, but we still have over 9,000 graduates in the subject. However, the good news is the country's appetite for good health and fitness - and the adaptability of graduates in the subject - means that sports science grads are less likely than average to be out of work. Sports science graduates, not surprisingly, tend to get jobs in sport, fitness and health - coaching and teaching especially - but they're found all over the economy. Management and business are also popular options for graduates from this subject — and sports science graduates are particularly found where drive, determination and physical fitness are an advantage.

Allied health

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
94%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
7%
Welfare professionals
4%
Health professionals

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.

Sport and exercise sciences

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

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

£24k

£24k

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.

Allied health

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

£14k

£14k

£12k

£12k

£19k

£19k

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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