Certificate in Sports Nutrition

The Certificate in Sports Nutrition is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to cater to athletes' special dietary needs, enabling them to unlock their athletic potential​​.
Course Provider
My Learning Online
(RTO 22557)
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Flexible Online Delivery

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Payment Plans from $25 to $30 Per Week

Course Overview

Start Date
Start Anytime
Approximately 200 hours.
100% Online
Career Outcomes
  • Sports Nutrition Consultant
  • Health and Fitness Consultant
  • Personal Trainer
  • Dietician (Sports Nutrition)
  • Athletic Performance Coach​

Course Modules

1. Foundations of Nutrition

  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • The Digestive System
  • Absorption & Enzymes
  • Energy Value and Foods
  • Carbohydrates and Fats
  • Proteins
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Water
  • Nutrient Disorders

2. Sports Nutrition

  • Introduction to Human and Sports Nutrition
  • Energy
  • Energy in the Athlete’s Body
  • The Training Diet
  • The Competition Die
  • Fluids
  • The Athlete’s Body Composition
  • Weight Management
  • Training for Size and the Use of Sports Supplements
Course Fees Include
  • All required study materials and course notes.
  • A course tutor will help you every step of the way and answer any questions.
  • A certificate officially recognising your successful completion of studies and qualifications.
  • Transcripts indicating units completed.
  • Online 24/7 access to your course through the online learning portal allows you to study when it suits your schedule.
  • Lifetime access to the course content allows you to have a refresher whenever needed.
Payment Options

Upfront payment or flexible payment plan starting from $25 to $30 per week. Only Australian Citizens & Permanent Residents are eligible for payment plans.

Why this course?

Always dreamed of knowing how to get the best results from your training sessions or working in the Health and Fitness industry? This course is perfect if you are wanting to gain the skills and knowledge to apply dietary interventions to help you or your clients achieve maximum performance. Sportspeople have special dietary needs to help them fulfil their athletic potential. In this course, you will:

 – Develop your understanding of the way nutrition relates to sporting performance

– Improve your own performance in sport and fitness

– Help sportsmen and athletes manage their diet

– Expand your career options to work in the fitness, health, or sports industries

This course starts by laying the foundations of how we absorb food, an overview of the different components of food and the basics of nutrient disorders. The second module will help you understand sports nutrition, nutrition for fitness, sports supplements, and the relationships between performance, health, and food.

When you exercise, the food you have consumed is used to fuel the body. The components of food used during exercise are to a degree, different to those components which may be used when not exercising. It, therefore, stands to reason that the nutrition required for greater sporting activity can be different to the nutrition required for less sporting activity.

This whole premise is however complicated by the fact that the physical characteristics (including genetics) will vary from one individual to another, similarly, the nutritional components used in some sports will differ from those used in others. In effect, every situation is different, this reason alone is why you need to understand sports nutrition in a holistic and scientific way if you are to make appropriate nutrition choices. 

Tutor Support

Just because you are studying online, doesn’t mean you are studying alone. Feel totally supported with access to full tutor support over the phone and via email 6 days a week.


This certificate is accredited through the International Approval & Registration Centre (IARC). A non-profit, global organisation to help you gain employment.

*The contents are accurate at the time of writing. Get in touch with the course provider for the latest information.

About the Course Provider

My Learning Online

Learning Online is a new-age education provider with the mission of delivering practical skills to Australians so that you can get the most out of life. They specialise in carefully crafted short courses to deliver you the skills you’ll need to succeed. By partnering with industry experts their courses are highly relevant to what’s occurring in the industry right now. This means that when you graduate from a Learning Online course, you’ll be able to start applying those skills and create an impact in your role from day one. My Learning Online provides a broad selection of flexible online courses, offering practical skills in fields such as agriculture, animal care, business, and photography. Developed with industry experts, these courses ensure immediate relevance and applicability across various sectors. Ideal for those looking to advance their career, switch industries, or pursue a passion, My Learning Online's courses allow for flexible, online study, enabling learners to gain essential skills and knowledge at their own pace and convenience.
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