Sport and Exercise Nutrition

BSc (Hons)

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What you'll study

* All modules are subject to availability

BSc (Hons) with Foundation Year

In your foundation year, you take modules that are provided across the Faculty of Science and Engineering for the pre-certificate stage, gaining a solid grounding in readiness for further study on the BSc. 

Core modules

  • Preparing for Learning in Higher Education
  • Introduction to Physiology and Psychology in Sport, Health and Exercise Science
  • Foundation in Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Anatomy and Biomechanics for Sport, Health and Exercise Science
  • Sport, Health and Exercise Science in Practice

Optional modules

  • Foundation Maths Skills
  • Foundation Maths 1
  • Foundation Maths A 

Fees and funding

UK/EU: £9,250

Overseas: £16,000

Foundation Year:

Home/EU students: £6,165

Overseas: £10,670

More information on fees can be found in the Money section of the website.

UK & EU fees for 2018/19 have not yet been confirmed, and may increase.

Where you'll study

Hull Campus

Teaching and Assessment

Typical breakdown of teaching time - based on a core of 2,000 hours per year

Teaching and learning
Teaching and learning
YearScheduledPlacementIndependent Study
FY  20%  0%  80%
Y1  20%  0%  80%
Y2  20%  0%  80%
Final / Y3 MSc  18%  8%  74%
Final MSc  18%  6%  76%
FY  30%  28%  42%
Y1  45%  33%  22%
Y2  30%  30%  40%
Final / Y3 MSc  9%  36%  55%
Final MSc  0%  45%  55%

About the course

Blending traditional academic theory with real-world practical skills and experiences, we bring these two disciplines together in this distinctive degree. As you learn, you put the skills you develop into practice with groups ranging from professional athletes to clinical populations. In addition, you learn how one discipline affects the other, with a focus on metabolism, diet, performance and overall physical conditioning. You also hone skills in assessment and diagnosis, enhancing your credentials as you enter your professional career after graduation.

There are three course options for studying Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Hull. The foundation year option is ideal if your qualifications do not allow direct entry on to our three-year BSc programme. There is also a four-year Masters programme, allowing you to specialise within your chosen field of Sport and Exercise Nutrition in your final year.

You can access highly specialist equipment in our world-class Health and Human Performance Laboratory, and Exercise Physiology Laboratory. Add to this exceptional indoor and outdoor facilities, and first-rate research-driven teaching at your disposal (including access to our own Metabolic Research Unit), and the move from university to employment is a seamless one.

You benefit from the knowledge and experience of world-class academics from the Hull York Medical School(HYMS) and the University of Hull, and get practical work experience with contacts across our enviable regional network of healthcare providers and professional sports clubs. This helps you to build the confidence to translate theoretical evidence into practical interpersonal skills, which will allow you to support individuals or groups and evoke positive behavioural change.


BSc (Hons)

4 years

Entry requirements

Foundation Year entry requirements:

  • The foundation year is designed for applicants whose qualifications and experience do not allow direct entry to the undergraduate degree.
  • We expect applicants to demonstrate an experience of a related subject and an aptitude for academic work which may be determined by an essay and/or interview alongside the application.
  • For applicants with A levels in subjects other than those key to the degree, we will usually require a minimum of 80 points from Level 3 qualifications.

International students

(language requirements)

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.

This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please click here.

If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Visit your country page to find out more about our entry requirements.

Future prospects

Students graduating from our sport programmes in general go on to work within a variety of clinical settings such as the military (as exercise remedial instructors), the NHS, in occupational health and all levels of sport. Some graduates have also set up successful private businesses. Others choose postgraduate study at PhD level.

Our programmes also develop a range of transferable skills, which are attractive to employers beyond the field of health, care and sport. These skills include written, verbal, and non-verbal communication, leadership, problem solving, organisation, working as a team, time management and data analysis.

These skills are attractive employers in the public and private sectors. You will therefore also be equipped for a successful career in diverse areas, including the Civil Service, the police force, broadcasting and banking.

During your time with us you have the opportunity to undertake placement and practical work experience. Our regional network of clinical and non-clinical healthcare providers in Hull and the East Riding, means you can work with real clients and patients throughout the course and gain a distinct advantage over graduates who may have followed a purely fact-based learning pathway.