Studying Nutrition and Exercise as Medicine at Salford

Students in sports facilities

So you’ve applied to study Nutrition and Exercise as Medicine, we've made you an offer, but you’re still deciding or have further questions? 

We want to make sure you have all the information you need as you get ready to study at Salford. We hope the information below helps you in your decision making. If you have any further questions, simply get in touch with us here.

Why should you study at the University of Salford?


The course offers vocational qualifications embedded into the degree including as Level 2 Gym Instructor and Level 3 Exercise Referral.


The course team have an excellent reputation and has worked on projects with industry partners such as Manchester Velodrome, Nike and the Federation of International Lacrosse to name a few.


You have the opportunity to put your skills into practice by undertaking in-practice placements.

Our Facilities

Human Performance Lab

Facilities include our world-class human performance laboratory which contains almost every type of physiological, performance analysis and biomechanical testing equipment, including a 30-metre sprint track with inbuilt force platforms, motion capture systems, blood and gas analysis equipment and speed guns. We also have a separate physiological testing laboratory and fully equipped strength and conditioning suite, which includes an isokinetic dynamometer and portable force platforms.

Take a 360° look at our Human Performance Lab below:

Exercise and Physiology Lab

We also have extensive equipment in our exercise and physiology laboratory including:

  • Portable and static online gas analysis systems for breath-by-breath cardiopulmonary exercise testing, including VO2 max tests

  • A Lode Cycle Ergometer to provide isokinetic testing conditions within cycling

  • An Analox G37 Multi-Assay Blood Analyser to study blood lactate concentration. We also have a range of field-based Lactate Pro analysers, which have been used to test professional athletes as part of our partnerships

The University is also home to three gait labs, which, together with the human performance lab, are used to conduct research by the Centre for Health Sciences Research that underpins your learning.


We want you to enjoy your time studying here, but we understand that there may be times when you need a little extra support. Whether you need support with mental health and counselling, living costsaccommodation or just want a chat with our friendly Wellbeing Team, we are here to help. Find out more about all of the student services we offer here.

Did you know?

This course has received positive feedback with 94% of students satisfied with the teaching on the course and 100% of recent graduates said the staff were good at explaining things (University of Salford analysis of unpublished 2022 NSS data).

Our Students Say:

"Although I had applied to other Universities, Salford was always at the top of my list and I didn’t give much thought or time to the others. This is because the course was exactly what I was looking for and after visiting the open day it was clear in my mind that Salford was the right University for me. Upon the open day, everything was very clear, well signposted and you knew what was going on at what time, so you didn’t miss out on anything. I got to meet some of the lecturers on the open day and got a good idea of what the course and the Uni had to offer. One thing that stood out to me on this day was on the train on the way back home, one of the lecturers remembered me and asked how found it and if I had any more questions, this really showcases the support you get when you’re on the course as well."


What connections to industry do you have?

Manchester has the greatest density of professional sports teams in the country. We are lucky enough to have links with a number of them! Students currently enjoy placements and work experience locally at Sale Sharks, Salford Red Devils, Oldham FC and Wigan Warriors amongst many others. We also have placements further afield at Southampton FC and with Major League Baseball in the USA! The many partnerships help you to get a foot in the door for your chosen career whilst you are still studying, building your CV and networking contacts for when you leave university. We also support work in amateur sport and placements in teaching for those who wish to pursue a PGCE following their BSc degree.  There are also lots of opportunities for volunteering and assisting with research.

What career paths are available from BSc Nutrition and Exercise as Medicine?

Our Nutrition and Exercise as Medicine graduates go into employment in a range of roles and settings. One student has recently been awarded the Greater Manchester Mayors award for an exercise programme they set up for individuals with cancer. The knowledge and experience from the Exercise, Nutrition and Health course prepared them well for setting up safe and effective exercise programmes for special populations such as those with cancer. We have another student who graduated last year who is gained employment in the area of cardiac rehabilitation, delivering safe and effective exercise programmes for those with cardiovascular disease. We have had other students who have went on to work in nutritional roles, developing exercise programmes for those with disabilities, further study, working in exercise referral, health and well-being coordinator, health promotion, and teaching roles to name a few.

Applicant Visit Days: Experience Life at Salford

If you haven't already, make sure you secure a place at one of our upcoming Applicant Visit Days. On a visit day, you will have the opportunity to experience life as a Salford student on your chosen course - you'll meet your teaching team, hear from current students and connect with other applicants.

Offer Holder Hub

Find out more about accommodation, finance, and wellbeing and support on our Offer Holder Hub. For any further questions, you can simply contact us here.