IOPN Diploma in Performance Nutrition: Course Overview
The IOPN Diploma in Performance Nutrition is an advanced-level (EQF L7), practice-focussed, professional education program that provides students with the chance to understand the latest science and application of sport and exercise nutrition. Our comprehensive program aims to develop highly-skilled sport and exercise specialists.
Graduates of the program will be equally proficient in their theoretical understanding of sports nutrition as they are in their ability to apply their knowledge with a variety of clients. To this end, the course provides students with over 70 in-depth lecture videos from the IOPN team as well as our impressive expert contributors who are leading researchers and elite practitioners working in the field of sport and exercise nutrition. Each student also receives one-to-one support from a member of the IOPN team of tutors who are PhD-level registered practicing nutritionists and/or dieticians, to further enhance their learning experience.
The course addresses the fundamental physiological, metabolic and nutrition principles that form the basis of sport and exercise nutrition. Students are presented with historical concepts as well as the latest research; often delivered by the leading researchers within these areas. Moreover, the course covers and contextualises complex concepts and relevant new fields of interest to ensure students are at the cutting-edge of applied practice in sports nutrition.