Sports & Exercise Nutrition - Sligo

Graduates of this course may progress to complete the MSc in Science in Sports and Exercise Nutrition.

Study Hours
It is recommended that students should allow for 5-6 hours per week per 5 credit module. Students will attend 2-3 hours of live lectures per week. The rest of the study time consists of independent learning and carrying out assignments.

Who should apply?
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.

Subjects taught

Nutrition, Health and fitness assessment
Exercise Physiology & Metabolism [E]
Essentials in Human Nutrition [E]
Human Nutrition and Exercise
Physiology and Metabolism [E]
Nutrition and Performance
Professional Skills for Sports Nutritionists
Advanced Performance Nutrition
Research Methods for Sports Nutrition
Statistical Analysis for Nutritional Research
[E] = Elective Module. Modules subject to availability

Entry requirements

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).




1.5 years part-time, online.

On-Campus Attendance
No attendance required

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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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