Sports & Exercise Nutrition - Online
The Master's degree in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at the Institute of Technology Sligo offers the chance to upskill in the area of sports nutrition. This programme is delivered part-time and online allowing you the freedom of gaining a qualification while continuing in your current employment.
The aim of the course is to produce sports nutritionists who are strongly focused on the science behind the subject, and who also have experience of the practicalities of delivering the latest evidence based guidance to individuals and teams who are looking to maximise the sports performance benefits of nutrition to complement their training programmes.
This course covers the key principles of exercise physiology and sports nutrition and aims to develop critical awareness of topics across these areas of study. It also explores important issues within sports nutrition such as the use of supplements and ergogenic aids and critically analyses the key evidence for and against their use and reported implications for exercise performance.
Key Course Information
Nutrition plays a key role in an athletes training and preparation for competition and most sports now recognise the integral role that nutrition plays in achieving success. This online programme provides graduates with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies required to work in this exciting and evolving area at an advanced level. The course is ideally suited to exercise professionals wishing to complement their exercise practice with applied nutrition skills, as well as those interested in using exercise nutrition to improve the health of the general public.
Applications with a 2.2 Honours award in a relevant discipline (Nutrition, Dietetics, Sport Science, Health, Public Health, Allied Health or a cognate area as deemed suitable by the programme committee) may apply.
Applicants who do not meet this entry criterion may be considered through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Advice, guidance and support for applicants can on be found at www.myexperience.ie
Nutrition, health and fitness assessment 10
Exercise Physiology & Metabolism [E] 10
Essentials in human nutrition [E] 10
Human Nutrition and Exercise Physiology and Metabolism [E] 10
Nutrition and Performance 10
Professional Skills for Sports Nutritionists 10
Advanced Performance Nutrition 10
Research Methods for Sports Nutrition 05
Statistical Analysis for Nutritional Research 05
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability.
1.5 years part-time.
Contact the college for the next start date.
Post Course Info
The aim of this course is to enable students to develop an advanced level of subject knowledge and research experience, as well as a comprehensive range of transferable academic and practical skills. Career choices for qualified Sport and Exercise Nutritionists can include leading sports nutrition programmes for individual athletes, sports teams and recreational athletes, providing nutritional support for physical activity or weight management initiatives, working with local, national or international sporting bodies or nutrition companies, leading research into specific areas which utilise nutrition to improve performance, food product development as well as nutritional support to national governing bodies and sports organisations.
Graduates will be well placed to pursue master's and doctorates in the area of Sports and Exercise Nutrition.