Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition course
The Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition explores the nutritional needs of athletes and highly-active individuals. Topics include: role of nutrition in optimising athletic performance, body composition for training and competition, energy generation from food, hydration, carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamin and mineral requirements for optimal exercise fuelling, performance and recovery, as well as a review of common supplements used for sporting performance. The course also includes a comprehensive overview of fundamental exercise physiology and metabolism.
Flexible short course in nutrition for optimal exercise performance
Course Fee: $425 (includes all course materials, texts, online access and mailing)
Course Duration: 30-40 hours flexible and self-paced over 6 months (complete as quickly as you like or extend your studies)
Course Delivery: Online & Distance Sports & Exercise Nutrition course. Complete learning materials including textbook express posted as soon as you enrol plus all learning materials downloadable via our online course classroom.
Study Support: Constant ongoing learning support from Australian nutrition professionals via phone, email or online classroom.
Satisfaction Guarantee: If for any reason you are not happy with your sports nutrition course within the first 14 days please just let us know and we will organise a refund (see terms and conditions for details).
Course Accreditation Details
If you already hold a fitness or health qualification, completing the Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition means that you will be eligible for accreditation, professional membership and insurance for Sports Nutrition via the IICT.
If you do not already hold a fitness or health related qualification, completing this Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition course means you are halfway towards completing our Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health. The Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health (specialising in Sports & Exercise Nutrition) allows you to register as a professional member with the IICT for both:
- Sports Nutrition
- Health & Nutrition Coaching
This allows you to access professional indemnity insurance to offer sports and exercise specific nutritional advice (including meal plans, macronutrient calculations, nutrition coaching, dietary analysis and tailored nutritional analysis and consulting for clients and groups).
The Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition course is accredited by the Australian Traditional Medicine Society for 40 CPE points.
Assessment: Open-book untimed assessment that you complete in your own time. Combination of multiple-choice, short answer and case study / menu plan and analysis questions.
Tutor: Kristen Beck (M.Hum.Nut., B.H.Sc) Registered Nutritionist. To find out more about Kristen’s qualifications and experience click here.
Textbook: Beck, K (2020) Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition; Nutrition for Optimal Exercise Performance (included in course price).
The Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition course provides a unique blend of user-friendly sports science and practical information to optimise and enhance athletic performance with nutrition.
Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition
Chapter 1: Introduction to Sports & Exercise Nutrition
Chapter 2: Energy requirements of athletes
Chapter 3: Carbohydrate requirements for optimal exercise performance (Focus Point: Low carbohydrate diets and athletes)
Chapter 4: Protein and amino acids for optimal exercise performance (Focus Point: Protein & vegetarian athletes) (Practical Application: Protein supplementation)
Chapter 5: Dietary fats and optimal exercise performance (Focus Point: Medium Chain Fatty Acids and Exercise Performance)
Chapter 6: Energy generation (ATP production from macronutrients and introduction to exercise physiology) (Focus Point: Altitude Training)
Chapter 7: Vitamin and mineral requirements for optimal exercise performance
Chapter 8: Hydration for optimal exercise performance and recovery
Chapter 9: Body mass and composition in relation to sports and exercise performance (Focus Point: Overtraining)
Chapter 10: Pre-exercise nutrition
Chapter 11: Fluid and carbohydrate intake during exercise (Focus Point: body temperature regulation)
Chapter 12: Post-exercise recovery nutrition
Chapter 13: Supplements in sports
Chapter 14: Making changes: putting theory into practice
Chapter 15: Performance and image enhancing drugs
What our students say about our Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition course
This course has much more value than just the qualification. It is changing my whole life. Thank you. David Arney, NSW
“Enjoyed it so much have recommended this course to my sister” Melanie Botzolis, NSW
“I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course and the menu plan section was a great challenge” Tash Mead, VIC
” I found Beck Health & Nutrition courses on the internet via Google search engine. I was interested in focusing on nutrition. I completed the Certificate of Sports Nutrition course and now I am hooked. I’m 49 years old and now wish I studied nutrition earlier instead of just improving my lifestyle, I could have possibly helped a lore more people to improve theirs. These Beck Health and Nutrition courses are great and the student support is brilliant. Many thanks to Kristen Beck and staff” Graham Reidy, Bellmere, QLD.
“Another extremely well-presented, easy-to-follow course which was a pleasure to complete. I loved the easy to to follow Focus Points which cover a variety of subtopics within the course. Thank you for making these courses available, I will definitely be doing another one soon.” Lauren Falkiner, VIC
Easy to follow, each chapter good size of information to learn, related information back to general use – not over complicated. The whole course from start to finish was very professionally done” Karen Murray, QLD.
“I was very impressed with the presentation of the course materials and the range of topics covered. Most of all the course was actually useful – contained material etc I can use with my clients. Thanks again. Great Stuff!” Peter Stroud, Allied Learning Systems
Thank you for this great opportunity. I have really enjoyed the course and I found that reading stimulating and addictive. I couldn’t put the material down”. Michael, NSW
The course provides eligibility for you to join the IICT as a professional member and access and professional indemnity insurance for nutritional advice, meal planning and sports nutrition from IICT. Completing this course also means that you are halfway towards completing our Advanced Certificate of Nutrition & Health.
To find out more about accreditation, professional memberships and insurance for sports nutritional advice read more here