The gold standard in foundational
sports nutrition education.

Do you want a fulfilling and high paying income stream? By becoming an accredited sports nutritionist you can make a great living by making a difference.

Based on member data, on average our students make $135,000 a year full-time and $56,000 a year part time.

Whether you’re looking for a career change or you’re fitness professional that wants to diversify your income, this is a great option.

No need to spend 3+ years and tens of thousands of dollars at university — with our online course you complete your education in under 6 months and start accepting paying clients right away, allowing you to make back your investment in less than a year.

Increase Your Income And Coach Clients From Anywhere In The World By Becoming An Accredited & Fully Insured Sports Nutritionist

In under 6 months you can learn how to help people achieve their health goals by completing an online Certificate In Applied Sports Nutrition, and start earning right away.

Who The Certification Is For

Fitness Professionals

Personal trainers and coaches who want to increase their income, get better results for their clients and be able to coach clients from anywhere.

Recent Graduates

People who’ve graduated in a sports science, nutrition or exercise degree that want to complete their edution and become legally insured.

University Students

People currently studying who want to graduate with paying clients, and find out if they like the industry before committing to 4+ years of study.


People who want a fulfilling and high-paying career that love the idea of helping people achieve their health goes through nutrition.

Sports Nutrition is the merger of Applied Exercise Physiology and Applied Nutrition Sciences, along with its ongoing development.

The Certificate has been designed to meet the minimum requirements for practising in 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 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, we recognise that spending 4-5 years, and $50,000+ to become qualified and practise, only to find out that private practise isn’t for them (which is the majority of work in applied sciences and dietetics).

We appreciate that not everyone wants to make a profession with private practise and don’t intend to sell you on a one size fits all pipe dream. However if do feel like this is the career for you, you will need further study after 3-years.

About The Certificate

Our Certificate is the only non university undergraduate program that provides the minimum standard for subjects that relate to effective competence as a Sports Nutritionist.

If you are looking at practising in this profession, then you should only be considering university programs or the Sports Nutrition Association Certificate (as well as any extensions of one of its affiliate institutes).

12 pillar subjects

45 scored exams

80 lectures + 20 additional learning videos

2 text books (required for non university students)

7 practical real world case study assignments

1 practical video submission assignment

  • How to program nutrition
  • Macros and micronutrients
  • Auditing food labels and nutrition standards
  • Coaching and developing client nutritional literacy
  • Digestive physiology
  • Digestion, absorption & assimilation of food
  • Applied Digestion
  • Digestive physiology as it relates to Sports Nutrition
  • Thermodynamics
  • BioEnergetics
  • Body composition assessment methods
  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Endocrine considerations of exercise physiology
  • Cellular anatomy & function
  • Cellular metabolism
  • Exercise Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry applications in Sports Nutrition
  • Assessment
  • Referral Pathways
  • Triage Process & Referral Process
  • Energy availability explained
  • Low EA & RED-S – in Sports
  • 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
  • Critical thinking & evidence hierarchy
  • Interpretation of papers
  • Interpreting research and applying it to practise
  • Practical application of exercise physiology theory & principles
  • Practical understanding of exercise and bioenergetic conditions & substrate utilisation
  • Service procession sports nutrition business introduction
  • Effective coaching strategies
  • Marketing and client communication strategies
  • Sports Nutrition service provision practise tools, systems and
  • implementation explained
  • Praital application for client settings for the following: – Weight loss
  • Weight/muscle/strength gain – Body Recomposition
  • Practical application for athlete specific nutrition for:
    • Endurance athlete
    • Team sports athletes
    • Crossfit athlete
    • Strength athlete

Want to see if this is a good fit for you? Download our free information pack to learn more about our online certification.

The Roadmap To A Certificate In Applied Sports Nutrition

What Being Registered & Insured Looks Like

Casual Member

Range: $1k to $25k
Mean: $10,000
Median: $5,500
(Under 5 Hours)

Part Time Member

Range: $25k to $125k
Mean: $44,000
Median: $25,000
(7 to 12 Hours)

Full Time Member

Range: $50k to $600k
Mean: $155,000
Median: $158,000
(Over 20 Hours)

One of the best things about our program is it can suit all types of involvement. As a full-time member you can earn an impress income, but as a casual or part-time member you can create a rewarding side career with a great work/life balance. By simply working another 5 to 8 hours a week, you can earn an additional $25,000 – $40,000 per year. Note — This data is pulled from 40% of our member database.

Choose From Flexible Payment Options

$2899 USD

One Time Upfront Payment

$506 USD

7 x Monthly Payments

$225 USD

18 x Monthly Payments
(First Payment = $499)

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