What you need to apply

Entry requirements

Because the IOPN Diploma in Performance Nutrition is an advanced-level program, it is important that you have an appropriate level of relevant prior knowledge and education in order to undertake this program effectively. As a guide you would be expected to have the following credentials in order to be eligible to apply:

EITHER a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Strength and Conditioning, Sports/Exercise Science, Sports Physiology, Nutrition, and Dietetics. Many applicants also have MSc degrees and other advanced professional credentials (i.e. Accredited Sport Scientists, Physios, RD, MD, PhD etc).

OR those with unrelated degrees or those who do not possess a degree, but do have an extensive portfolio of accredited professional credentials in health and/or fitness related fields (i.e. personal training or strength and conditioning certifications / accreditations i.e. CSCS, ASCC, ACSM HFI etc) are eligible to apply. For those that have nutrition coaching certifications (i.e. NASM, PN, MNU etc), you may also be able to apply on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the program director. Please contact us with a brief overview of your credentials and relevant professional experience if you are unsure if you are eligible or not to apply.


You will be asked to upload ALL of the following as part of the application process

  • Qualification certificates
  • A photograph of yourself
    (JPEG, GIF, PNG or BMP format)
  • A CV or resume (PDF or word format)
    OR a link to your complete LinkedIn profile