Course Description


Within the past decade, there has been a marked growth in the career opportunities available for sport and exercise nutritionists as well as an enhanced interest in nutrition to complement other job roles in the sport and exercise science field.

CollegeGalway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
Course LocationGalway
Course CategoryScience, Science & Technology
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationMasters Degree
Awarding Body DetailsMaster degree
Course Start Date20th September 2021
Course Duration18 Months
Course Fee€5,950
Entry RequirementsHonours Degree (H2.2) in any science or related health discipline
Carear PathThe career opportunities available to sport and exercise nutritionists in Europe are expanding all the time and this expansion appears likely to continue for the foreseeable future. Most sports now recognise nutritional science as an integral part of their sport’s development and success and most athletes consider the application of sport and exercise nutrition as an important part of everyday preparation for training and competition. ‘In the Know’ provides a summary from the AfN of different career paths in the Nutrition field. Examples of careers from AfN-accredited degree programmes in the UK may be found at Examples of careers from AfN-accredited and SENr-accredited degree programmes in the UK include: Sports Nutritionist Exercise Nutritionist Exercise Physiologist Health Promotion Specialist Lecturer in Higher Education Performance Nutritionist Researcher New product development technologist Sports Development Officer Self-employment (as a consultant, contractor or entrepreneur) In the UK typical employers include: Food standards agency Government advisory groups Government agencies Local authorities National disease prevention initiatives National research groups and health promotion initiatives National sporting associations, governing bodies and other related sporting agencies Private health and fitness clubs, spas and public sports and recreation facilities Professional sports clubs Schools, further education and higher education institutions The health sector, including the National Health Service (NHS) Similar job opportunities are available throughout Europe and the US.
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GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW, GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway, Republic of Ireland

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Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
GMIT Galway Campus, Dublin Rd. Galway H91 T8NW
GMIT Mayo Campus Westport Rd. Castlebar Co. Mayo F23 X853, Galway
Republic of Ireland
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