Advance your career in sport and exercise nutrition with the IOPN Diploma in Performance Nutrition

Taught by highly experienced practitioners and leading academics.

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From science to practice: we are dedicated to the development of current and aspiring sport and exercise nutritionists!

Watch the course overview below.

Dr Laurent Bannock


£250 per month / £2,999 per year
Early bird discount up to 20% off


Typically 8 – 12 months
Flexible study format

Start Date

Four cohorts per year (Feb, May, Aug, Nov)
Apply now for the next available cohort

Benefits of the IOPN Diploma

recognised qualification

Learn from world class
sport and exercise nutrition practitioners and academics

Designed to bridge the gap
between science and “real-world” practice

Study online anywhere,
designed to fit around your busy work and lifestyle

Confidence & competence
to practice as an effective sport and exercise nutritionist

on our live seminars and training events

Extensive 1-1 tutor support
from our team of MSc/PhD level registered sports nutritonists

Flexible payment options
to suit you, pay monthly or in full

A highly flexible program,
allowing for faster or slower completion

Student testimonials

The Diploma in Performance Nutrition has been a truly invaluable experience. The step by step process in each module has helped me build, improve and enhance my skillset and the continuous tutor support really sets this diploma at a top-class level. I have gained an in-depth theoretical understanding of sport nutrition and I feel confident in practically applying the knowledge I have learnt. The course has exceeded my expectations significantly. If you want to learn, develop and put science into practice at an advanced level, I wholeheartedly recommend this is the course for you.

Mary Curristin
Sports Scientist, Research Assistant

The Diploma in Performance Nutrition combines current science with practical application through comprehensive case studies. This is an evidence based rigorous program that instills confidence in the material both academically and practically. I highly recommend this program to anyone looking to competently understand and practice sports/performance nutrition.

Geoff Lecovin MS3, DC, ND, L.Ac.
Chiropractor / Naturopathic Physician / Acupuncturist / Performance Nutritionist

This step-by-step course is a must for anyone interested in working in the field of sports nutrition. With every lecture given by internationally recognised experts, it has given me the tools and confidence to work within elite sport. The case study for each module is an amazing way to apply the ‘rocket-science’ in a practical, real-life event, that we are likely to encounter in our professional practice. Where this course really stands out above other Nutrition courses is the support from the highly-qualified team at the Institute of Performance Nutrition. Each tutor is fully committed to the growth and success of their students.

Michel Ouellette
Performance Nutritionist

My experience of the Diploma in Performance Nutrition has been extremely enjoyable. The level of learning material in each module that can be practically applied is truly amazing and a testament to the hard work that Laurent and the team have put in. The tutors are very good at responding and give detailed feedback to help assist in the translation of the latest science into practice. The diploma encourages you to be a critical thinker in both a theory and practical sense. This course has motivated me even more to learn and progress in the competitive field of sports nutrition, which in itself, is a testament to the quality and learning environment of the program.

James Moore
Performance Nutritionist, Sports Science Lecturer

The Diploma in Performance Nutrition for me has been a fantastic experience. What sets this course apart is the intuitive online platform, varied course content and excellent tutor support. It really is second to none!
I can honestly say I have learnt so much, not only about nutrition for sport and exercise physiology, but also how to practically apply the knowledge to real world scenarios

Paul Garrod
Performance Coach

The best investment I have made in my professional career. The IOPN team guide you through all of the confusing science via well delivered lectures, clear direction into which studies to read, podcasts to listen to and if that isn’t enough they are on hand to answer any questions. The IOPN Diploma has allowed for me to enhance the results I can achieve with my clients, which has led to professional doors opening in ways I never imagined!

Eloy Rodriguez
Strength & Conditioning Coach

Ready to start?

Dr Laurent Bannock giving a lecture

Build your skills, future proof your
career and build confidence

Young adult students in a classroom

Live lectures and training events
in the centre of London

Endorsed by leading organisations

The British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Endorsed CPD Event
Endorsed for CPD by The Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register
American College of Sports Medicine Approved Provider