Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport
Become a Certified Nutrition Adviser

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Course Format

Level 4 Sports Nutrition 1


The course learning content is completed via online video tutorials and Downloadable E-Books. The course is assessed via assignments, there are no exams.

Course Tutor

Level 4 Sports Nutrition 2
Aaron Finn (Msc Sport and Exercise Nutrition) 

Your tutor on hand to support throughout the course will be our Head of Nutrition, Aaron. You will have a welcome call with Aaron at the start of the course and he will talk you through the course and he will be on hand to support you at any stage you need assistance

Course Content

  • Nutritional requirements for a healthy diet,
  • The effect of diet on health and the importance of hydration. 
  • Sources and functions and used of macro and micro nutrients
  • Physiological functions of macro and micro nutrients
  • Hydration, dietary requirements and food choices of individuals throughout life
  • Components of energy consumption and expenditure
  • Energy, hydration and nutrient requirements at different lifetime stages
  • Factors that affect nutrient requirements in relation to social, cultural, religious and ethnic groups
  • Legislation as it relates to labelling and advertising of food
  • Legal requirements in relation to health claims and nutrition claims
  • Relationship between diet and disease
  • Possible dietary influences for different groups
  • Assessing requirements for different sports
  • Developing optimal hydration guidelines
  • Carbohydrate periodisation
  • The relationship between nutrition and physical activity
  • Identify energy expenditure and nutrient use for different physical activity
  • How to estimate energy requirements based on physical activity levels and other factors
  • Develop a nutritional strategy for participants to improve performance
  • Evaluate the use of performance enhancing products and sports drinks in nutritional planning for participants in sports and physical activity
  • Behaviour change coaching
  • Nutrition for gut health 
  • Meal planning
  • Nutrition for Fat loss
  • Nutrition for muscle gain


Upon completion students will receive a Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Physical
Activity and Sport.  OFQUAL Qualification Number: 600/6963/6

This depends how how many hours you can commit per week. Duration is flexible but we will aim to help you to complete within 8 weeks

No previous Qualification is required. 

You can pay the course fee upfront or over 12 months via Payl8r. Apply for payment plans at checkout or get in touch for an application