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FYR - Health and Sports

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Nutrition with Foundation Year

Course Overview

With exercise and health constantly being promoted by the Government and society, there has never been a better time to study a Sport and Exercise Nutrition course. Studying this field will provide you with the essential skills and training that are recognised by professional bodies, allowing you to stand out as a specialist in the world of employment.

The world of Sport and Exercise Nutrition is an exciting and dynamic global landscape that is constantly growing. Discoveries in the fields of healthy eating and physical activity continually challenge our understanding of how we live our lives while also presenting new career opportunities for graduates passionate about sports, health, and wellbeing.

Nutrition and exercise are industries that are increasingly recognised and supported by the government, with many initiatives and grants encouraging new business ventures and niche sectors to develop. So, whether you’re studying the fundamentals of healthy eating or powering the daily habits of elite athletes when you become qualified in Sports and Exercise Nutrition, you are entering a truly global industry with many diverse career paths.

Studying with Regent College London will provide you with the essential skills and training recognised by respected professional bodies, allowing you to graduate ready to stand out from the crowd.

This programme provides an insight into why exercise and nutrition are crucial to our health. From understanding the relationship between psychology and sport to food science, you will deepen your understanding of the effects of regular exercise and sports nutrition. Most of all, why they are essential to maintaining healthy lifestyles.

Why study this course?

  • Lower entry enables students to study Sport and Exercise Nutrition without the previous qualifications or achievements that most other colleges or universities across the UK require.
  • With the help of the Foundation year, you will learn the basics and core modules, providing you the opportunity to take your first steps into this exciting, global business.

Course details

  • Location

  • Duration

    4 years
  • Fees

    £ 9,250 per year,
  • Timetable

    Flexible options with weekday, evening, and weekend classes available. Check when you apply.
  • Delivered in partnership with


  • Critical Skills in Science (Core)
  • Professional Integrity in Science (Core)
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Individual Project (Core)
  • The Chemistry of Nature (Core)
  • Foundation of Life (Core)
  • Principles of Physics and Mathematics (Core)
  • Energy and Nutrition (Core)
  • Research Methods 1 (Core)
  • Micronutrients (Core)
  • Physiology of Exercise (Core)
  • Food Science and Novel Foods (Core)
  • Professional skills of Nutritionists (Core)
  • Nutritional and PA Assessment (Core)
  • Research Methods (Core)
  • Physiology of Training (Core)
  • Sports Nutrition (Core)
  • Social Psychology of Sport (Optional)
  • Nutritional Biochemistry (Optional)
  • Nutrition and PA for Health and Disease Prevention (Optional)
  • Experience and Employment in a Business (Optional)
  • Experience and Employment in Sport (Optional)
  • Research Project (Core)
  • Nutrition and the Athlete (Core)
  • Applied Sport and Exercise Physiology (Core)
  • Weight Management (Optional)
  • Applied Sport Psychology (Optional)
  • Environmental Physiology (Optional)
  • Managing in the Workplace (Optional)
  • The Enterprising Workplace (Optional)
  • Building a Start-up Business (Optional)

Career progression

As there is a growing interest in sport and exercise science, increased job opportunities are available. Upon graduating, you can explore a range of job roles, which include:

  • Exercise physiologist
  • Fitness centre manager
  • Personal trainer
  • Primary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Sports administrator
  • Sports coach
  • Sports development officer

Entry Requirements

Standard entry requirements:

  • 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)
  • GCSE Maths grade C/4 and English grade C/4
  • IELTS score of 5.0 (no grade below 4.5)

 Non-standard applicant requirements:

Access qualifications:

  • 45 credits on your Access Course
  • IELTS score of 5.0 (no grade below 4.5)

Alternative assessment:

For mature students (those over 21 years old), or those requiring an alternative kind of assessment:

  • You must take part in an academic interview to demonstrate your non-academic achievements, such as work experience.
  • IELTS score of 5.0 (no grade below 4.5)
  • Dr Morris A Anglin
    Head of School of Health and Sports Science