Enrolling in the Certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition results in studying with the Association’s relevant private regional licensing education provider, allowing you to competently meet the educational and practical competency minimum requirements (if you do not already possess these) to become eligible to register with it’s relevant regional non-profit* Professional Regulatory Body.

Choose from Flexible Payment Options


Plan A
Upfront $2,889.00 USD
(one-time fee)


Plan B
$356 USD x 9
(weekly)


Plan C
$506 USD  x 7
(monthly 1)


Plan D
$225 USD x 18, first payment = $499 USD
(monthly 2)

Sports Nutrition is the merger of the two worlds of; Applied Exercise Physiology and Applied Nutrition Sciences, and its ongoing development and innovation.

About the Certificate

The Certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition has been reverse engineered to meet the minimum requirements for practising in Sports Nutrition.

It is the combination and synergy of applied Nutrition Physiology and applied Exercise Physiology subjects (as seen above) that forms the foundation on Sports Nutrition. Students that complete this program become eligible to register, insure, and practise as Accredited Sports Nutritionists provisionally while they ascertain through practise and experi­ence in the field if  this is the career path for them.

The majority of graduates and Sports Nutrition professionals will be working in some form of private practise, which is heavily dependent on your skills as a service provider to get clients on board and generate buy-in from clients to adhere to plans.

Rather than more traditional models the Association recognises that spending 4-5 years, and $50,000+ to become qualified and practise, only to find out that private practise (the majority of work in applied sciences and dietetics is private practise) isn’t for them. We accept that private practise isn’t for everyone and don’t intend to sell you on a one size fits all pipe dream, but if this is the career for you, we will need further study after 3-years.

Subjects Covered

1. Nutrition:
  • How to program nutrition
  • Macros and micronutrients
  • Auditing food labels and nutrition standards
  • Coaching and developing client nutritional literacy
2. Nutrition Physiology:
  • Digestive physiology
  • Digestion, absorption & assimilation of food
  • Applied Digestion
  • Digestive physiology as it relates to Sports Nutrition
3. Exercise Physiology:
  • Thermodynamics
  • BioEnergetics
  • Body composition assessment methods
  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Endocrine considerations of exercise physiology
4. Biochemistry:
  • Cellular anatomy & function
  • Cellular metabolism
  • Exercise Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry applications in Sports Nutrition
5. Health Risk Assessment:
  • Assessment
  • Referral Pathways
  • Triage Process & Referral Process
6. Energy Availability:
  • Energy availability explained
  • Low EA & RED-S – in Sports
7. Ergogenic Aids:
  • Ergogenic aids – evidence supports
  • Ergogenic aids – needs more evidence
  • Ergogenic aids – evidence does not support
  • Ergogenic aids and Body Composition
  • Ergogenic aids and Performance/Recovery
8. Research:
  • Critical thinking & evidence hierarchy
  • Interpretation of papers
  • Interpreting research and applying it to practise
9. Applied BioEnergetics:
  • Practical application of exercise physiology theory & principles
  • Practical understanding of exercise and bioenergetic conditions & substrate utilisation
10. Business & Service Provision:
  • Service procession sports nutrition business introduction
  • Effective coaching strategies
  • Marketing and client communication strategies
  • Sports Nutrition service provision practise tools, systems and
  • implementation explained
11. Applied Body Composition Nutrition:
  • Praital application for client settings for the following: – Weight loss
  • Weight/muscle/strength gain – Body Recomposition
12. Applied Performance Nutrition:
  • Practical application for athlete specific nutrition for:
    • Endurance athlete
    • Team sports athletes
    • Crossfit athlete
    • Strength athlete

A Road Map To

Certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the course run for?

The certificate program runs for 15-20 weeks, depending on assessment completion and submission.

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.

Is the course delivered online?

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.

What can I do with this cert?

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.

Who is this for?

Fitness Professionals
Wanting to legally and legitimately add nutrition to the services they offer and have a legitimately insured scope of practice.

University Students – Studying; nutrition and exercise science-based programs
Wanting to gain industry and practical experience in a service-based client generation centric manner, and graduate with a full client list in an industry that is 99%+ private practice. Give yourself a significant head start compared to the rest of your cohort. Those who have completed first/ second, and third-year have eligibility for some subjects credit as well.

Graduates – of Clinical Nutrition and Exercise Science/Physiology programs
Wanting to add Sports Nutrition to their insured scope of activities. Although clinical nutrition covers nutrition, it does not cover sports and body composition nutrition, and while exercise physiology/science grads may have done a subject or two in nutrition it does not mean they are eligible to register and practise in this manner. Graduates of these programs can apply for credit and receive a discount to only complete and pay for the subjects/units they do not have on their university transcripts.

Completely Green & never studied before
Work out if this is the career/program for you! Spend 5-7 months studying and become provisionally accredited and work up to 3-years before committing to further study. Comparing that to 4+ years and 50k+ in university tuition fees, this is the path to work out of this is the career and profession for you.

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