IOPN x PT - Institute of Performance Nutrition IOPN x PT - Institute of Performance Nutrition

Three days left to apply for the IOPN Diploma in Sports Nutrition, May 2024 cohort

The sports nutrition course for high performance coaches

Help your clients to get fitter, faster, stronger and fuel for their sport or competition on our advanced online Diploma in Performance Nutrition.


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Our students and graduates work for elite clubs and organisations

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Chelsea FC logo
British Athletics
Scottish Rugby
Exeter Rugby Chiefs
Norwich FC
Team GB
Toronto Maple Leafs
Millwall FC
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English Institute of Sport logo
Leicester FC logo
Ministry of Defence
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Fuel your potential

Our course is for coaches who are serious about maximising their potential and the performance of their clients in the gym, on the track, road and pitch. Our world-class lecturers, who fuel elite athletes and teams, will teach you the latest science but crucially the sports nutrition coaching skills you need to work with amateur and elite athletes across a host of sports and environments.

Learn from the best

Our course gives you access to the minds of 40+ lecturers with vast experience working with elite clubs and athletes. The diploma was also founded and is led by Dr Laurent Bannock, who has fuelled Belgium’s national football team, Team GB athletes, elite boxers and a host of international and domestic rugby union teams across a career spanning over 20 years.

Practice makes perfect

We’ll develop your sports nutrition coaching skills through practical assignments with real world clients. You’ll be tasked with conducting assessments and designing nutrition strategies for male and female athletes in individual and team sports, gym and outdoor settings, at home and abroad. By the end of our course you’ll be confident working with athletes across a host of sports and have the skills to respond to unexpected challenges.

Gain international recognition

Our course attracts students from 70+ countries because it’s internationally recognised by leading bodies and organisations worldwide, including : SENr, AfN, SDA, ACSM. Click the button below to visit the accreditation page and find out how recognition from each body will help you to further your career and let you coach clients in different countries.

Why choose our course?

Study while you work

Our course is 100% online so you can easily study anywhere at any time and fit in your studies around full-time work and family commitments.

Master behaviour change coaching

Learn how to explain complex topics in a simple way so your clients can easily understand how and why they need to fuel for performance and recovery.

Learn problem solving skills

Practical assignments will challenge you to develop the skills to overcome unexpected challenges with clients in different performance environments.

Upgrade your career

We'll teach you the knowledge and practical skills to set up your own sports nutrition coaching business, work with amateur and elite athletes or even apply to study for a PhD.

Attract more clients

Evidence-based knowledge and coaching skills will maximise the results you get from clients across multiple sports, so you can attract clients and increase your income.

Get insured

Once you’ve graduated, our qualification will allow you to obtain insurance to practice as a Performance Nutritionist. See our FAQs section for full details.

Gain international recognition

Our course is endorsed and recognised by leading international bodies, including SENr, AfN, ACSM, SDA, PINES and ECSS. Visit our accreditation section below.

Join our student network

Access to a private Facebook group to network with fellow students, including personal trainers, nutritionists, S&C coaches, dieticians, doctors and more.

Why coaches and personal trainers love our diploma

I learned how to work with males and females across lots of different sports. I’ve mainly worked with bodybuilders and people who want to lose weight so these were very new experiences for me. This is something that really sets this course apart from many others.

Ahmad Sulaiman

Elite Health Trainer & Sports Nutritionist

Peter is a Personal Trainer who enrolled on our course to gain the skills and confidence to work with clients who require world-class nutrition expertise to fuel for endurance events, lose weight and participate in sport.

Peter Azzopardi

Personal Trainer

Using the knowledge we learnt on the diploma, we changed how we fuelled our last pre-season camp and noticed a big difference in the physical performance of our players – we were able to run more intense sessions in the gym and on the pitch.

Mark Twigg

Strength & Conditioning Coach at Exeter Chiefs

“Halfway through the course I felt I was ready to start my own sports nutrition practice because the practical assignments were so hands on.”

Jon Bateman

Endurance Coach

“A lot of opportunities came my way after doing the course and I credit the diploma for that. Learning from so many world-class sports nutrition experts was an incredible experience.”

Charles Ashford

Director of Sports Nutrition at University of North Texas

“A course doesn’t have to give you the answer to every challenge you get in your career, it needs to give you the skills to deal with the challenges you face and that’s what this course does.”

Nick Lumley

Head of Performance at New South Wales Waratahs

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We offer three payment options to make our course affordable for all

Pay in full

£3750 + VAT*

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Monthly instalments

£4140 + VAT

(12 x monthly payments of £345 + VAT*)

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Pay per module

£4700 + VAT £940 per module + VAT

(Paid prior to beginning each module).

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*VAT (Value Added Tax) is applied at a rate applicable to the consumer’s origin country when within the UK and the EU. Those consumers outside the UK and EU will incur no VAT. VAT is not applicable to EU VAT registered businesses.

Download your 2022 brochure

If you’re interested in finding out more about the IOPN Diploma in Performance Nutrition you can download our brochure, that includes everything you need to know, including fees, eligibility, timetables and more.

Contact Us

Want more info or to set up a call? Get in touch via the social channels below.

Laurent Bannock (Course Founder & Director)
Ramon Smit (Student Services Manager)

@theiopn @TheIOPN Laurent Bannock