Certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition
The certificate program runs for 14-18 weeks, depending on assessment completion and submission.
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.
Yes, there is full email support for you throughout the program.
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.
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.
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.
The certificate costs either $3,249 upfront or a little more on one of 3 payment plan options available. You can enrol for as little as a $499 deposit and commence either payment plan when your intake commences. There are no refunds offered.
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
The Graduate Diploma program requires completion of either an applied sports nutritional science degree (currently not available in Australia), or completion of the certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition. If you have completed an applied science program in Australia then apply for credit and bridge from the cert.
The Graduate Diploma program runs for 9-18 months, depending on assessment completion and submission.
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.
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
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.
The MSc program runs for 18+ months, depending on the rate of completion.
The Master’s Program costs approximately $11,000 (British Pounds) to $15,500 (British Pounds) depending on undergraduate subject credit processes.
Insurance & Registration
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.
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.
$484 per year broken into payments of $44 per month
Annual CPD (delivered in October), and practise in line with the body’s Practising Standards and Scope Documents.
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.