MSc Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

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Develop your understanding of nutrition, and the knowledge and skills to support sportspeople, with our MSc Sport, Exercise and Nutrition at ARU Writtle.

Sports nutrition is an area experiencing massive growth, with virtually every professional club and elite athlete now employing or using the services of a sport nutritionist.

Our course is designed to develop your academic expertise and employment potential.

It’s taught by blended learning, meaning you’ll take part in face-to-face sessions on campus (likely to be over four weekends and two full-week sessions), as well as supported online sessions, and independent learning. As part of the course, we’ll evaluate and critique nutrition information from a variety of sources.

You’ll develop a deeper, critical understanding of the importance of nutrition and an ability to use this knowledge to support sporting populations.

As a student at ARU Writtle you’ll have access to specialist facilities including the Centre of Sport and Health, with its sports laboratory, strength and conditioning suite, and private consulting rooms. There’s also a sports hall, gym, and sports grounds.

Our Masters degree is ideal if you want to develop your knowledge of sports nutrition and take the next step in your career.

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Specialist facilities

Our MSc Sport, Exercise and Nutrition is taught through a mixture of campus-based and online learning. On campus in Writtle, our sport and health facilities include:

  • Centre of Sport and Health including a sports laboratory, strength and conditioning suite, private consulting rooms, classroom and science labs
  • dedicated 3x3 basketball facility
  • sports hall including squash court and studio
  • gym
  • sports grounds including football and rugby pitches, and a netball court
  • reservoir and open campus for cross-country running events.
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Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • benefit from extensive library and IT resources
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


Our MSc Sport, Exercise and Nutrition will give you the skills and knowledge to work as a sport nutritionist. It's suitable for students wishing to progress from a related undergraduate degree, or for those already working in the areas of sport science, nutrition and diet who want to gain additional expertise.

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