Master Practitioner Programme - Institute of Performance Nutrition Master Practitioner Programme - Institute of Performance Nutrition

Everything you need to know about the IOPN Diploma in Sports Nutrition

IOPN Master Practitioner Diploma

Our unique Level 7 Extended Diploma, equivalent to a Masters Degree.

The next level for graduates of the IOPN Diploma
Achieve mastery in evidence-based practice
Undertake an applied research project

 

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EQF Level 7

Equivalent to a Masters Degree

Accredited

Accredited by CFI (OfQual AO)

180 credits

Complete in 18 - 28 months

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Study from anywhere in the world

Programme overview

Our fully accredited (CFI, OfQual AO), Level 7 Master Practitioner Diploma is the highest level of training and education available in sports nutrition, equivalent to a Masters Degree.

 

The Master programme includes modules 1 – 4 of our internationally recognised, accredited, Level 7 Diploma in Sports Nutrition, plus two additional modules, offering students the opportunity to develop evidence-based practice skills in ‘asking’, ‘acquiring’, and ‘appraising’ evidence.

 

Students will be presented with a final case based project, where they will be conduct an in-depth, longitudinal analysis and intervention plan of a real-world case subject that aims to support health and performance.

How you'll benefit

With the Level 7 Master programme, graduates will benefit from the following:

 

Grow in confidence translating theory into practice
Develop evidence-based practice skills
Tackle 40+ real-world case based scenarios
Learn from the leading experts in sports nutrition
Expand scope of practice
Obtain insurance to practice (subject to local laws)

What you'll learn

The Master programme is an extension of the IOPN Diploma and offers students the opportunity to complete two additional modules. Click the (+) button for a summary of the modules within the Master programme.

 

Module 5: Research Methods in Sports Nutrition
This module aims to have students formulate research questions using the PICO framework, acquire relevant scientific evidence and grey literature, and critically appraise these various forms of evidence in the context of their validity and practical relevance. Moreover, students will develop skills in data collection, statistical analysis, and scientific writing. By the end of this module, students will have produced a short-form research review using contemporary critical appraisal frameworks, a long-form literature review and research proposal for their Module 6 case study project.
Module 6: Case based project
The aim of this module is for the student to conduct an in-depth, longitudinal analysis and intervention plan of a real-world case subject that aims to support their health and performance. Students should demonstrate a comprehensive theoretical and practical understanding of sports nutrition that corresponds to some of the core learning outcomes covered in the previous five modules. Students should demonstrate an understanding of evidence-based practice by planning, implementing, and reflecting on their intervention plan.

Eligibility

To be an eligible candidate for the Master programme, students must have completed the accredited IOPN Diploma in Sports Nutrition*.

 

*Please note, the Master programme will be available to graduates of the IOPN Diploma November 2022 cohort onwards.

Qualification and exit awards

Our fully accredited (CFI, OfQual AO), Level 7 Master Practitioner Diploma is the highest level of training and education available in sports nutrition, equivalent to a Masters Degree. Students will graduate from the Master programme with the following exit awards.

 

IOPN Diploma in Sports Nutrition
Post-nominals: Dip.IOPN
CFI Level 7 Diploma in Sports Nutrition: IOPN Accredited
CFI is an Ofqual UK regulated awarding organisation. The IOPN is a CFI approved centre, uniquely delivering the IOPN Diploma in Sports Nutrition programme leading to the OfQual-regulated award of: CFI Level 7 Diploma in Sports Nutrition: IOPN Accredited

Credits: 120
EQF Level 7
Equivalent to a Postgraduate Diploma

IOPN Master Practitioner Diploma
Post-nominals: M.IOPN
CFI Level 7 Master Practitioner Diploma in Sports Nutrition: IOPN Accredited
CFI is an Ofqual UK regulated awarding organisation. The IOPN is a CFI approved centre, uniquely delivering the IOPN Diploma in Sports Nutrition program leading to the OfQual-regulated award of: CFI Level 7 Extended Diploma in Sports Nutrition: IOPN Accredited

Credits: 180
EQF Level 7
Equivalent to a Masters Degree

Fees

The total fees payable includes the student registration fee plus tuition fee.

Registration Fee

Registration Fee of £100 for IOPN Diploma graduates registered with CFI (OfQual AO)

Tuition Fee

£2,490 + applicable VAT

Flexible billing

Students will have the opportunity to split the Tuition Fee into several instalments