Press Releases 2017

UWTSD gains accreditation status by the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register

27.04.2017

University of Wales Trinity Saint David are delighted to announce that our BSc Sport and Exercise Science (Sport Nutrition) has been awarded accreditation status by the Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register. It is the only undergraduate course in Wales to gain this recognition and will allow students enrolled on the course to start to train as an accredited Sport Nutrition Practitioner alongside their studies.

Four sports and nutrition students

SENr is the gold standard for Sport Nutrition Practitioners - all registrants have an undergraduate degree and can gain full practitioner status once they have completed a post graduate course in sports nutrition.

Chris Cashin, who is a Lecturer on the course, said: “We are the first and only programme in Wales to gain this accreditation and it will allow our undergraduate students to start the process of full accreditation. I am a Sport and Exercise Nutrition Practitioner and it has allowed me to work with a wide range of elite and recreational athletes that includes Olympic athletes and World Champions. I have also worked with athletes from Sport Wales, The Jockeys Association, Wales and England Netball just to name a few. Most jobs in elite sport ask for SENr registration so this is a huge boost for the programme.”

UWTSD’s BSc Sport and Exercise Science (Sports Nutrition) is a course that has been developed for students who are interested in the health, sports and nutrition. It has been designed to teach the main skills required of a Sport and Exercise Scientist as well as the ability to conduct fitness and health assessments and the opportunity to qualify as gym instructors and personal trainers. The course has been mapped to the SENr knowledge competencies at an introductory level. Whilst this undergraduate degree would need to be followed by an appropriate post-graduate qualification in order to be accepted onto the Graduate Register, this course is recognised as providing you with the required knowledge to prepare you for this further study. Professional accreditation is becoming more and more important in gaining employment in this growing area.

 

Further Information

  1. For further information, please contact: Cate Hopkins, Press and Media Officer on: catherine.hopkins@uwtsd.ac.uk / 07872 423 788