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Sport and Nutrition Short Course

Short Course - Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

​This course is aimed at sport science students, personal trainers and amateur athletes looking to improve their own performance. The course is designed for individuals working or volunteering within health, sport or leisure who require an introduction to evidence-based nutrition science, develop an understanding of the limits of their scope of practice and the skills needed to support and disseminate messages developed by qualified nutrition professionals as part of their wider job specification.

Course length: 

15 weeks (typically Thursday 5-8pm)

Entry requirements: 

Minimum level 3 qualification in biology, sports science or personal training.

Course content: 

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills regarding fundamentals of human nutrition, as applied to the collection and interpretation of nutrition data to improve health and physical performance in sport and exercise.

The course is certified by the Association for Nutrition professional body (reference AFCCC65). More information can be found here;

Teaching is blended between online content and face-to-face workshops. There is a strong emphasis on applying theory to case studies with lots of discussion. The course also includes hands-on kitchen sessions and an introduction to anthropometrics and exercise physiology in our specialist facilities. You'll be taught by a range of sport and nutrition practitioners including those currently working with elite athletes.

Academic credit: 

20 credits at Level 4


This course is at level 4, the equivalent of the first year of a BSc degree.

To be a Registered Sports and Exercise Nutritionist, you need to undertake training at level 7, therefore undertaking this course will not qualify you to be a Sports Nutritionist. Instead, this course provides a practical introduction to the subject and can prepare you for future study, for example on BSc (Hons) Nutrition or BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise Science.

Further information and enrolment:

Please contact Hilary Wickett at or 02920 416877

Cost: £620