About this course
During your Foundation Year, you will undertake modules to enable you to enhance your academic skills and equip you with the tools you’ll need to study with confidence. You’ll carry out a personal project so you can study an area of interest related to your chosen future subject specialisation.
You’ll explore the benefits of a healthy population and key innovations in health and healthcare provision, with a focus on modern health issues including mental health. You’ll be introduced to multi-disciplinary perspectives on sport, exercise and physical performance including physiological, psychological, biomechanical and pedagogical concepts.
Following successful completion of the Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto the first year of our Sport and Exercise Sciences (Sports Nutrition) BSc (Hons) degree.
You’ll study the core components of sport and exercise sciences, such as psychology, physiology and biomechanics, but you’ll specialise in sports nutrition.
You’ll understand the impact that nutrition can have on athletic performance, exploring areas such as food, dietary recommendations, management and planning, ergogenic aids, fluid balance and sports drinks for optimum sports performance.
In your final year, you can choose to continue to specialise in Sports Nutrition or to develop your knowledge in biomechanics, physical activity or sports injury. Whatever path you choose, you’ll put theory into practice by completing professional work placements in the UK or abroad.
You’ll also have the opportunity to volunteer or study abroad and we’ll give you first-hand experience of working with athletes through Trinity Performance, our sport and exercise science enterprise service for professional athletes.
This course is endorsed by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) - the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.
Why study with us?
- Build your self-confidence, academic skills and core subject knowledge in preparation for progression onto degree-level study.
- Access excellent facilities, including a Sports Science Laboratory, Movement Analyisis Suite, and a Strength and Conditioning Suite.
- Choose your path. At the end of the first year, you can continue with Sport and Exercise Sciences (Sports Nutrition) or transfer to Exercise, Health and Nutrition, Sport and Exercise Sciences or Strength and Conditioning Science, giving you flexibility in your career options.
- Work with athletes during your degree, applying theory to real-world scenarios.