Hartpury College
BSc (Hons)

Sports and Exercise Nutrition (SW)




Course Overview

There is national and international recognition of the key role nutrition plays on health and athletic performance. Because of this, the career opportunities within sport and exercise nutrition have increased. You will learn how to assess and plan nutrition for improved sporting performance. We have an elite sports academy on site so you will have many opportunities to work with elite student athletes in a range of sporting disciplines including rugby, football, netball, modern pentathlon, rowing and golf.

Practice will be rigorously underpinned by theory so that when you graduate you will have a thorough understanding of the biochemical and physiological implications of the nutritional advice you recommend We will work closely with you as an individual to develop the skills and critical insight to provide appropriate nutritional advice for health or sporting performance.

You will be taught by staff who are not only respected academics in their field, but are also advanced practitioners who have worked with a wide variety of athletes.

The Sport and Exercise Nutrition programme can be completed full time in three years; part time routes are available and should be planned with your programme manager. Students are able to widen their skill base, develop key contacts and gain valuable work experience by taking an optional Sandwich year to spend a year working in the industry between years 2 and 3. 

To help you make the most of your degree at Hartpury, in your first year we have decided to provide you with The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) student membership. This membership includes benefits such as being part of the largest sport and exercise sciences network in the UK; keeping ahead of the field with leading edge BASES conferences and workshops; and a subscription to BASES' quarterly publication, The Sport and Exercise Scientist. For more information visit http://www.bases.org.uk/membership


Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. 

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Entry Requirements


A minimum of 5 GCSE A* to C, (or 9 to 4 where numeric grades are being awarded), including English Language and Mathematics.

Tariff points range


A level subjects grades

Typical offer is BBB or equivalent. This must  include a minimum of two A Levels including one in a Biological Science, Sports Studies or PE subject and excludes General Studies.

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects grades

Typical offer is a DMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

International Baccalaureate

We welcome students with the International Baccalaureate Diploma qualification. Offers will be based upon the constituent components to include a grade 3 at higher level biological science. Please contact the admissions team for more information.


We welcome students with Access qualifications. Certain programmes require a pass at level 3 in specific units. Please contact the admissions team for more information.


We may interview mature applicants and those with non-traditional qualifications.

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In Brief


3 Years

Tuition fees

Fees for September 2017 entry

UK: £9,250
EU fees: Will remain the same as UK students, £9,250
International: £11,250
Please contact us to discuss part-time fees 

EU students starting this course in Sept 2017 will be eligible to apply for UK student loans for the duration of their course. 

When should I apply

You can apply for September 2017 entry now.  Please check the UCAS website for application deadlines.

How to apply

You must apply through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).Hartpury is an Associate Faculty of the University of the West of England. The Hartpury UCAS code is H22. If you feel that you have accredited prior learning please contact us to discuss your application.

If you want to study this degree on a part-time basis, please apply directly to Hartpury. Contact the Admissions team on 01452 702244 or email admissions@hartpury.ac.uk  to request a part-time university application form.

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Career Opportunities

MSc Sports Nutrition, gain graduate sport exercise nutrition register accreditation and work as a sports nutritionist with a professional sports club.



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