Sports Nutrition Online Training Course

Sports Nutrition
£ 30 +VAT

Whether you are an elite athlete or simply enjoy working out to keep fit, this online Sports Nutrition course will provide you with sports nutrition advice in order to help you to understand the main nutritional areas and keep your diet well-balanced, healthy and supportive towards the level of fitness you are trying to maintain or achieve.

Making informed dietary choices will help you to perfect your training or fitness regime and aid you to reach goals quicker and more effectively. This course provides all the sports nutrition information you will need to ensure that you can successfully plan your daily fitness diet.

  • Designed by a Qualified Dietician and Sports Nutritionist
  • Accredited by CPD
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Who Should Take This Course?

This Sports Nutrition course is suitable for anyone who takes part in regular exercise, sport or training sessions. The course teaches you how to develop a well-balanced, healthy diet that is beneficial towards your training regime, whether you work out once a week or follow a more intense training plan. No pre-requisite knowledge is needed to take this course.


CPD Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit. 

This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 5 years. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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If you wish to try this course then register for a demo by clicking the 'interactive demo' button. You will be given the option to purchase and continue with your course at the end of your demo!

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Course Content

1The Basics of Sports Nutrition

How to plan your diet, the Eatwell Guide, how many calories should I consume, which foods should I eat, when should I eat, snacking, main meals and supplements.


Macronutrients, glucose and glycogen, simple and complex carbohydrates, glycaemic index (GI), how much carbohydrate should I have and carbohydrate loading.

3Fats and Proteins

Types of fats, omega 3 and 6, protein, amino acids, how much protein should I have, protein-rich foods and vegetarian sources of protein.


Hydration, how much fluid do I need, isotonic, hypotonic and hypertonic sports drinks and sodium.

5Using Fuel

Energy, the anaerobic and aerobic systems and how much of each nutrient to have.

6Nutritional Requirements of Different Sports

How is energy made, how is energy used, endurance sports, strength, power and sprint sports, team sports and body weight.

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Aims of the Course

By the end of this course, learners will:

  • Understand how to plan a nutritional diet that supports the kind of exercise being done.
  • Know when to eat and how much to eat in order to get the most out of the nutrients eaten.
  • Understand the importance, uses and sources of carbohydrates, protein and fats.
  • Understand the importance of maintaining fluids.
  • Learn how the body uses food for energy.
  • Understand the different diet requirements needed by different kinds of sport.


The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 10 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 70%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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