Diploma in Performance Nutrition Overview
Welcome to our NEW Diploma in Performance Nutrition program, which has been uniquely designed to apply sport and exercise nutrition and related science into practice with the aim of developing advanced level sport and exercise nutrition practitioners who are well equipped with the confidence and competence to work with athletes and active people in the “real world”. Please watch this short introductory video by program director Dr Laurent Bannock:
Please review the below infographic for an overview of the course. For more information about the course such as costs, curriculum etc please review the options in the navigation bar above under “Diploma in Performance Nutrition”.
Your learning journey
The course is internationally recognised and accredited by a variety of academic and professional bodies to include: the International Society of Sports Nutrition (for eligibility to take the CISSN examination), the American College of Sports Medicine (for CEC), the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA, for CEU), and Middlesex University, London, UK (for APEL onto their MSc in SEN). Our lectures (live and video versions) are also endorsed for CPD by the UK Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register and the British Dietetic Association – and our Diploma program may also help those with suitable qualifications achieve graduate registration with SENr.
Master’s Degree Options
We encourage all of our graduates to continuously develop their knowledge and education via our “We Do Science” Podcast and by attending our CPD short courses, seminars and events. We also encourage our graduates to consider undertaking a research degree, if they do not already possess one, to further enhance their credentials and skills in undertaking and critically assessing and writing up research. Our Diploma in Performance Nutrition, although primarily focussed on applying the science into practice, is well recognised as an advanced level program of education and as such many universities will consider an application from a graduate for entry onto an MSc degree program. The following are some recommended options we currently promote to our graduates:
Middlesex University (London UK campus attendance required)
Successful graduates of the Diploma in Performance Nutrition have the opportunity to ‘Top Up’ their studies to earn a post-graduate degree and will be eligible to apply for a place on the Master of Science in Sports & Exercise Nutrition program at Middlesex University. Diploma in Performance Nutrition (previously titled ISSN Diploma) graduates will have the opportunity to transfer up to 60 credits (equivalent to the first 2 MSc program modules: (1) Nutrition & Exercise Physiology and (2) Sports Nutrition Science Modules – which have already been covered in the Diploma in Performance Nutrition curriculum), and therefore ‘continue’ their post-graduate education with 3 additional modules to include (1) Research Methods, (2) Work Placement, and the (3) Masters Dissertation. Being a graduate of the Diploma in Performance Nutrition does not guarantee a place onto the MSc, applicants are still required to submit an application, and maybe required to attend an interview with the program leader. For more information on this MSc program, please refer to the course details web page at Middlesex University.
University of Wales Trinity St Davids (online, no campus attendance required) – subject to validation
Successful graduates of the Diploma in Performance Nutrition are encouraged to apply for a place on the NEW Post Graduate Diploma / MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at the University of Wales Triunity St Davids (UWTSD) which is currently undergoing validation. Being a graduate of the Diploma in Performance Nutrition does not guarantee a place onto the PGDip / MSc, applicants are still required to submit an application, and maybe required to attend an interview (by telephone). For more information on this PgDip / MSc program, please refer to the course details web page at UWTSD / Diploma MSc.
Other Masters’ Degree Options
We are also currently in the process of furthering special ‘relationships’ with a variety of other institutions for recognition of the Diploma in Performance Nutrition (formerly ISSN Diploma), for eligibility and or transfer of credits. As with all postgraduate courses, eligibility and success in applying are based on a number of criteria including your education, experience, and other factors the course leaders deem important. Thus far, our graduates have successfully applied for places on the following post graduate programs:
- Nottingham Trent University (UK): Master of Research (MRes) Performance Nutrition
- Liverpool John Moores University (UK): Master of Science (MSc) in Sports Nutrition
- St. Mary’s University (UK): Master of Science (MSc) in Exercise Physiology