Advanced Diploma in
The Advanced Diploma in Sports & Exercise Nutrition is specifically designed to equip students with the comprehensive knowledge and skills which are essential in order to achieve their personal and professional goals. It offers comprehensive strategies for serious sports nutrition enthusiasts. Let our expert nutritionists and dieticians start you on the path to a successful career in the field of sports nutrition or achieve your long desired nutritional goals. You will learn how to obtain long-lasting, effective results so register now to start learning.
490,287 Successful Graduates
24 Live Interactive Lessons
12 Weeks Long
24 hours +
The Thursday webinars are very interactive and are often student led. As long as you’re a member, you will be registered for them indefinitely, so you can log in anywhere in the world to practice and apply the skills you have learned.
Athletic Performance Semester
Week 1: The Endurance Athlete
Theory Tuesday, 14 Mar 12:17 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 16 Mar 12:17 PM GMT
You will learn what is different about an endurance athlete. We will cover the macronutrient needs for an endurance athlete and look at adequate calories to fuel activity and sufficient fluids to sustain body temperature. We will discuss specific energy systems for this athlete, and look at the best strategies for competition.
Week 2: The Strength Athlete
Theory Tuesday, 21 Mar 12:17 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 23 Mar 12:17 PM GMT
This week, we will look at what energy systems are utilized during strength/power exercise. We will examine the different calorie and macronutrient needs for these types of athletes. We will look at the best strategies for competition for a strength athlete.
Week 3: Team Sports
Theory Tuesday, 28 Mar 12:17 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 30 Mar 12:17 PM GMT
You will get a clear explanation of the nutrition demands on athletes involved in team sports. We will cover the different energy systems utilised in team sports. You will learn what meal planning and event logistics need to be considered during sports events.
Week 4: Competition Preparation & Recovery
Theory Tuesday, 04 Apr 12:17 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 06 Apr 12:17 PM GMT
Have you ever wondered how to achieve that winning edge? Here you will learn about the benefits of recovery eating and the consequences of not doing so. We will look at what to eat and drink to improve your ability to prepare for competition and for recovery between trainings and competitions.
Specialised Diet Semester
Week 1: Specialised Diets in Sport
Theory Tuesday, 11 Apr 12:17 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 13 Apr 12:17 PM GMT
We will discuss considerations beyond the usual adjustments made to meet basic nutritional needs. There are different groups of athletes that have concerns when building their nutrition plan. We will cover several special diets including, diabetic athlete, vegetarian athlete, pregnant athlete, child & young athlete and aging athlete.
Week 2: Supplements & Micronutrients
Theory Tuesday, 18 Apr 12:17 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 20 Apr 12:17 PM GMT
The huge variety of pills, powders, drinks, and bars, which claim to increase muscle and strength, or burn fat, can often lead to confusion amongst athletes. We will discuss the effects of supplements on exercise performance and review the rationale for their proposed beneficial effects.
Week 3: Nutrition for Injury & Illness
Theory Tuesday, 25 Apr 12:17 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 27 Apr 12:17 PM GMT
Here we will look at how to reduce your risk of injury/illness and how to best recover from injury/illness. We will also delve into the immunosuppressive effect of high-intensity exercise. We will look at the effect of illness/injury on sports performance and you will learn the best strategies for recovery. We will also have a look at the female triad.
Week 4: Delivering Effective Advice
Theory Tuesday, 02 May 12:17 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 04 May 12:17 PM GMT
How much do athletes actually know about sports nutrition? Here you will learn why nutritional consultations and communication with athletes is important. You will learn how to begin a consultation process with athletes, and provide them with effective nutritional assessments and education.
Metabolism & Macronutrients Semester
Week 1: Energy Metabolism
Theory Tuesday, 09 May 12:17 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 11 May 12:17 PM GMT
An overview of the main metabolic pathways relating to macronutrients will give you a comprehensive insight as to how we use food for energy. From here we will investigate further how the consumption of macronutrients fuels the three main energy systems; ATP-PC, anaerobic, and aerobic systems.
Week 2: Fats
Theory Tuesday, 16 May 12:17 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 18 May 12:17 PM GMT
You will get a clear and comprehensive explanation of how we use fat for energy. You will learn how type, duration, and intensity of exercise determines when and how we use fat for fuel, whilst also looking at adaptions to training to achieve maximal fat oxidation. We will evaluate ketogenic diets and high fat low carbohydrate diet.
Week 3: Carbohydrates
Theory Tuesday, 23 May 12:17 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 25 May 12:17 PM GMT
In week 3, we will dive into carbohydrate metabolism including areas such as glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. You will learn all about carb cycling and carb loading strategies. An analysis of the factors that affect carbohydrate utilisation during exercise will complete the advanced examination of this important macronutrient.
Week 4: Protein
Theory Tuesday, 30 May 12:17 PM GMT|
Practical Thursday, 01 Jun 12:17 PM GMT
In this advanced lesson, you will get a complete understanding in areas including protein metabolism, quality, turnover, and, the effect that different types of exercise and diets have on these topics. We will complete the week with an analysis of nitrogen balance and its effect on muscle growth.
I am taking the Sports and Exercise Nutrition course. It is really interesting and covers all the basics of Sports Nutrition. Amanda has a great way of making the webinar interactive and it makes me want to sign up for the advanced course!
Really enjoying my sports nutrition course. Can the wait to do more!
Really enjoying the Sports Nutrition course. Only half way through but it's great! Opened my eyes about a few things and looking forward to putting it into practice. Using it to get fit and get healthy
Sports nutrition course. Great beginner course for anyone who wants to improve their sports nutrition knowledge for personal or job reasons. Amazing, interactive instructors take time to answer questions and give clear and comprehensive lessons.
I am currently undertaking the sports nutrition course. The material is superb, the speakers are efficient and up to date in their knowledge. It has helped a lot in a field that I had limited background about and that I needed in practicing sports. Hopefully at the end of this course i can successfully apply the knowledge on myself and help others.
i am currently doing Sports nutrition, with Shaw Academy. i have learnt a lot so far, and look forward learning more. the lecturers have been great, and very helpful. Would definitely recommend this course, and Shaw Academy as a whole.
Halfway through the Sports Nutrition course. Already implementing what Ive learned into mine and my family's diet. Here's to a healthier future!
Loving the sports nutrition course great information to use for gym and life , and the tutors are great
I am doing the Sports Nutrition Course. Learning so much and love the presenters especially Laura - '@shawnutritionLK.' Great support system!