Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition Course

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Flexible Short Course in Nutrition for Exercise Performance

Course Code NUT04
Course Duration 30-40 hours self-paced over 6 months (extra time is allowed at no extra cost).
This course is open to both Australian and overseas students.  For details see overseas students
Course Fee: $425.00 includes all course materials and texts.
Course Delivery:
  • Flexible, distance & online sports & exercise nutrition course.
  • Latest sports & exercise nutrition research in a practical, user-friendly learning format.
  • Total study flexibility.  Study from anywhere in the world at your own pace (no need to attend lectures or exams).
  • Constant study assistance from highly-qualified Australian nutrition professionals.
  • Complete learning materials (including printed course texts) express posted as soon as you enrol.  All learning content and video tutorials available online.
  • Satisfaction Guarantee (see enrolment terms and conditions).
Course Accreditation: Beck Nutrition Courses - Accredited by IICTSuccessful completion of Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition provides automatic eligibility for accreditation and insurance for nutritional advice (including sports nutritional advice), meal planning, nutrition & health coaching via the IICT.  
ATMS-CPE-20+points The Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition course is accredited for 40 CPE (Continuing Professional Education Points) from Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)

Flexible Short Course in Nutrition for Sports Performance

The Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition course explores the nutritional needs of athletes and highly-active individuals.  Topics include the role of nutrition in optimising physical performance and body composition for training and competition; energy generation from food; hydration, carbohydrate, protein, fat, and vitamin and mineral needs for athletic performance; nutrition strategies for competition and post-exercise recovery; and supplements and sport.  The course also includes a comprehensive introduction to the basics of exercise physiology and metabolism.

NUT04 Sports Nutrition Course Outline

Module 1               Introduction to Sports Nutrition

Module 2               Energy requirements for optimal exercise performance

Module 3               Carbohydrate requirements for optimal exercise performance

Module 4               Protein and amino acid requirements for optimal exercise performance

Module 5               Dietary fats and optimal exercise performance

Module 6               Vitamin and mineral requirements for optimal exercise performance

Module 7               Hydration requirements for optimal exercise performance

Module 8               Energy generation: How muscle creates energy from food

Module 9               Body mass and body composition (includes Increasing Muscle Mass and Overtraining Syndromes)

Module 10             Pre-competition nutrition

Module 11             Fluid and fuel intake during physical activity

Module 12             Recovery Nutrition

Module 13             Nutritional supplements and exercise performance

Module 14             Making changes:  Putting theory into practice

Module 15             Performance Enhancing Substances and Methods in Sports

Course Prerequisites  None
Course Assessment Open book, un-timed, course assessments
Course Text: Beck K (2018), Sports Nutrition: Nutrition for Optimal Exercise Performance, 12th edition (included in course pack).

Kristen Beck (MHumNut., BHSc) is a senior lecturer in Sports Science and an accomplished long distance runner and surfer.  To find out more about Kristen’s professional qualifications and experience click here.

What our students say about Certificate of Sports & Exercise Nutrition: Nutrition for Optimal Exercise Performance

“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

Sports & Exercise Nutrition 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 course provides eligibility for accreditation and professional indemnity insurance for nutritional advice, meal planning, sports nutrition and health coaching from IICT. Beck Nutrition Courses - Accredited by IICT

Note: Beck Health & Nutrition courses are designed for professional development and personal interest.  A course from any private provider will not provide you with the qualifications to become a nutrition professional such as a Registered Nutritionist or Accredited Practicing Dietitian (these both require university degrees).  IICT accreditation is a valuable opportunity for individuals passionate about health, wellbeing and nutrition to access insurance for nutrition and health services they wish to provide (health and nutrition coaching, nutrition and dietary advice, nutrition and health communications and education as well as designing meal / menu plans for clients) and add professionalism to their work.