Sports Nutrition

ESSENTIALS OF NUTRITION This course provides up to date, well researched nutritional information enabling fitness professionals to give appropriate advice to clients. It is also designed to assist individuals interested in achieving their own health, fitness and sporting goals. The Essentials of Nutrition course is designed to lay the foundation for good nutrition, optimal health and prevention of disease through all stages of the life cycle. On completion of the course you should be able to make general recommendations to clients to optimise their health through nutrition. You should also be able to refute any myths and identify risks in clients, altering their behaviour to reduce the risk and prevent progression of disease. *Please note that this course does NOT qualify you to prescribe specific diets or treat nutrition related illnesses such as diabetes, Dyslipidemia (abnormal fat levels), heart disease or eating disorders. This course is ideal for all those with an interest in nutrition, and also for fitness professionals who can provide general advice to clients to help reach their performance targets or protect their health. This course Includes: Online Course, Online lessons and assessments E-manual Additional online resources This course is completed using the HFPA Online Learning Platform SPORTS NUTRITION The correct eating regimen can go a long way to enhancing a physical training programme and helping towards improving overall sports performance. No matter how hard we train, it is what we put into our bodies that will determine what we get out. Proper nutrition is paramount in achieving our goals. This sports nutrition course is designed to provide clear, simple and accurate facts based on the scientific principles of sports nutrition necessary to promote optimal health and performance in active sports individuals. On completion of this course, you should have a good understanding of specific sports nutrition, and possess adequate knowledge to make informed decisions in order to provide clients with basic sports nutrition advice and dietary guidelines that will enhance general health and sports performance. It explores the energy needs for various athletes, looks at pre-event nutrition, nutrition for recovery, key vitamins and minerals for athletes and popular dietary supplements. *Note: This course lays the foundation for useful advice, but does not allow you to prescribe diet plans or practice as a dietician. This course is included in our Nutrition Coach Bundle course which offers you 4 of our excellent nutrition-based courses at a reduced rate. This course Includes: Online lessons and assessments E-manual Additional online resources This course is completed using the HFPA Online Learning Platform.


3 Months

6 CPD Points


Course Dates

Year-round enrolments



Price excludes a non-refundable admin fee of R400.00