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Manchester Metropolitan University: Sport Nutrition

Institution Manchester Metropolitan University View institution profile
Department Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences
Telephone 0161 247 69 69
Study type Taught


Overview On our MSc/PgDip Sport Nutrition course, you’ll examine the evidence surrounding nutrition, performance and health and gain the nutritional and physiological skills needed to work in the field of sport and exercise nutrition.

You’ll study the theory of nutrition, physiology and sports performance, exploring topics ranging from the applied effects of manipulating macronutrients to evaluating the role of fuelling before and during exercise, recovery and body composition manipulation.

You’ll develop practical skills in our on-site laboratories, food and nutrition suite and at specialist sports venues across Greater Manchester, including our Platt Lane sports complex.

Some of the practical assessments you’ll complete include analysing the composition of food and exploring how to help athletes to perform better. You might investigate cardiac capacity and recovery times or consider questions such as whether dietary supplements can affect performance positively or negatively.

To help you practice your skills, you’ll have the opportunity to apply for work placements. We have links with employers across the North West, including professional and amateur sports teams from football to netball.

Features and Benefits

  • Industry standard facilities - You’ll have access to our extensive practical facilities, which include physiology laboratories, performance suites, and product development kitchens.

  • The Manchester Metropolitan University Institute of Sport -You’ll have access to outstanding facilities within our new state-of-the-art building.

  • Practical sessions - You’ll have sessions where you’ll explore the physiological systems of the body and use our laboratories.

  • Practical experience - You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience of working with athletes.

  • Teaching excellence - Our teaching team includes academic practitioners currently working within sport and exercise nutrition.


Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met) is a historic and internationally recognised institution that dates back to 1824. Known for the quality of its teaching, it is also ranked as one of the top 60 universities in the UK*.

The University, which is located in the heart of Manchester’s city centre, is home to a diverse community of more than 4,000 international students from over 100 countries. International students are offered comprehensive support throughout their journey at Manchester Met, including advice on employability skills, careers, accommodation, and immigration.

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