Certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition

How long does the course run for?

The certificate program runs for 14-18 weeks, depending on assessment completion and submission.

Is the course self-paced, and how many hours do I need to study?

The course is self-paced throughout the week however it follows a completion structure timeline. This means that you can study when you are available throughout the week but need to ensure you are submitting assessments in their respective due weeks. 6-8 hours per week of study is sufficient to complete the program. This includes watching the lecture content and reading texts and studies.

Is there support if I get stuck?

Yes, there is full email support for you throughout the program.

Is the course delivered online? And what if I can’t make a practical day?

Yes, the course is fully online with over 10 hours of lecture content for you to view, and other practise exams & case study assignments to work on. If you are in a city where a practical is not being run during your intake, then instead of attending you are allowed to submit video evidence for assessment.

Is any prior study required for this program

No, but if you have not attended a sports science university program then additional texts and units are required so that you understand the basic applied sciences.

Will I be covered for writing nutritional programs for clients when I complete this?

Yes, upon completion you will be eligible to register as an Accredited Sports Nutritionist (see registration section of FAQ for further information) as a registered Accredited Sports Nutritionist you are now eligible to insure for Sports Nutrition Programming.

How much does the course cost?

The certificate costs either $2,350 upfront or a little more on one of 3 payment plan options available. You can enrol for as little as a $325 deposit and commence either payment plan when your intake commences. There are no refunds offered.

If I have done some previous study can I get credit for it?

Yes certain university subjects and other private courses are eligible for certain credit (not full) as very few universities are currently running full Applied Sports Nutrition programs at an undergrad level.

Graduate Diploma in Performance Nutrition

What are the pre-requisites for this course?

The Graduate Diploma program requires completion of either an applied sports nutritional science degree (currently not available in the United States), or completion of the certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition. If you have completed an applied science program in the United States then apply for credit and bridge from the cert.

How long does the course run for?

The Graduate Diploma program runs for 9-18 months, depending on assessment completion and submission.

How much does the course cost?

The Graduate Diploma costs approximately $5,500 upfront and $6,500 on a payment plan. Please note this is an international program billed in GBP and exact payment amounts vary from each counties relevant currency fluctuations.

How is the program run?

The Graduate Diploma program is a self-paced, online, distance program with full study support. There is a recommended completion timeframe, but unlike the Certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition it does not have due dates perse. However there is an time limit on how long you can take to complete it.

Masters in Applied Sports Nutrition

Can anyone with a degree enrol in this?

Presently this program requires completion of the Graduate Diploma as a pre-requisite, as this program focuses on research reviewing and case study submissions in applied sports nutrition contexts, that would in fact ideally lead to the publication of the work.

How long does the course run for?

The MSc program runs for 18+ months, depending on the rate of completion.

How much does the course cost?

The Master’s Program costs approximately $11,000 (British Pounds) to $15,500 (British Pounds) depending on undergraduate subject credit processes.

Insurance & Registration

Can I call myself an Accredited Sports Nutritionist without being registered?

The short answer is no. Sports Nutritionist (processing), and Accredited Sports Nutritionist is a protected term that in a professional setting carry with them defined liability and responsibility for best practise and duty of care.

What are the benefits of being registered?

Additional member area access on the sports nutrition association website which includes; risk screening tools, EA and nutritional calculators, discount to recommended programs & resources, Annual CPD (continuing professional development) which is conducted by the Association for the members, and certificate course content updates/refreshers, discount to the Sports Nutrition United States events, and most importantly eligibility to Register and Insure as a Sports Nutritionist.

How much does registration cost?

$365USD per year broken into payments of $33USD per month

What do I need to do to maintain my registration?

Annual CPD, and practise in line with the body’s Practising Standards and Scope Documents.

What happens if my registration lapses?

If it lapses for up to 0-6 months simply paying the outstanding balance and updating the body and insurer of any relevant information is all that is required. For any period greater than 6-months a mandatory refresher course of $899 (smaller than the certificate) is required to be completed prior to being eligible to renew. This ensures that you are practising with all relevant principles and standards in line with the body’s current stances.

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