Sports & Exercise Nutrition - Sligo

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?
This course is 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

Subjects taught

What will I study?
Nutrition, Health and Fitness
Exercise Physiology &
Metabolism [E]
Essentials in human nutrition [E]
Human Nutrition and Exercise
Physiology and Metabolism [E]
Nutrition and Performance
Professional Skills for Sports
Advanced Performance
Research Methods for Sports
Statistical Analysis for
Nutritional Research
Sports and Exercise Nutrition
[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).


2 years part-time, online.

On-Campus Attendance No attendance required.


The fees for this masters programme are €5,500.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
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.


This MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition has been developed to fulfil requirements for Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) accreditation.

This MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition will also provide students the opportunity to fulfil the initial requirements for Association for Nutrition (AfN) Accreditation as an Associate/Registered Nutritionist.

Further Study
Graduates will be well placed to pursue doctorates in the area of Sports and Exercise Nutrition. Graduates will be supported in pursuit of PhD programmes of relevant research.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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