Sports Nutrition

Level: Practitioner QLS level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Sports Nutrition – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Receive the Certificate of Achievement at QLS Level 3*
  • Become a Registered BSY Sports Nutrition Practitioner
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors.

Course overview

Sports Nutrition differs from standard nutrition in that it recognizes the additional demands made on the body by exercise and sports performance. Athletes – whether recreational or professional – are finally embracing the value of nutrition in the pursuit of excellence. The contents of this course will unleash the athlete from the confines of conventional nutrition and free him/her to pursue the ultimate in peak performance. This course is a useful adjunct to fitness or nutritional training.


  • Lesson One
    • Peak Performance Nutrition
      • Carbohydrates
      • Carbo-loading
      • Proteins
      • When Too Much of a Good Thing Becomes a Bad Thing
      • Fats
      • Essential Fatty Acids and Health
      • Water
      • A Final Word on Healthy Eating
  • Lesson Two
    • Vitamin Index and Guide
      • Vitamin A
      • B Complex Vitamins
  • Lesson Three
    • Vitamin Index and Guide (Continued)
      • Biotin
      • Pantothenic Acid
      • Para-aminobenzoic Acid
      • Folic Acid
      • Choline and Inositol
      • Vitamin C
  • Lesson Four
    • Vitamin Index and Guide (Continued)/ The Energy Equation
      • Vitamin D
      • Vitamin E
      • Vitamin F
      • The Krebs Cycle and Ketosis
      • Exercise-related Fatty Acid Release
  • Lesson Five
    • The Energy Equation (Continued)/ Mineral Index and Guide
      • Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP)
      • Rebuilding Glycogen
      • The Three Energy Sources
      • Calcium
      • Magnesium
      • Phosphorus
      • Potassium
  • Lesson Six
    • Mineral Index and Guide (Continued)
      • Iron
      • Zinc
      • Trace Minerals
  • Lesson Seven
    • Performance Enhancers
      • Carbohydrate Loading
      • Caffeine
      • Anabolic Steroids
      • Weightlifters and Bodybuilders – the Protein Myth
      • The Power of Hypnosis?
  • Lesson Eight
    • Sports Nutrition – Myths and Misinformation/
      • Body Weight versus Body Fat
      • Fat Reduction
      • The Scales of Justice?
      • The Afterburner Effect
      • A Word of Warning
      • One Final Note


Practical training

No practical training is required to complete this course.

*Registration fee included.