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Testimonials

Hear what some of our many successful students and graduates have to say about The IOPN

🇮🇪 Fiona O’Donnell

DipIOPN, MSc

Performance Nutritionist

"I graduated from the diploma and can honestly say it was the best learning experience I’ve ever engaged in. I’ve spent the last 18 months since graduation focussing on business and I’m delighted to say - it’s taken off! Great confidence gained from the programme which has allowed me to excel in my space."

🇬🇧 Charles Ashford

DipIOPN, MSc, SENR

Nutritionist at Dallas Mavericks

"I also did a master’s degree a few years later but I actually found the diploma more valuable than I found my master’s degree, because I felt like I already had that level of knowledge from the diploma by the time I went into the master’s. I also didn’t get access to the same world leading experts in their area. There are only a handful of courses in the world that offer that and the IOPN is one of them."

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🇮🇪 Ellen McDermott

DipIOPN, BSc, UKAD

Performance Nutritionist

"Like anyone who graduated from the IOPN would say, it was the most relevant, practical and engaging coursework I've ever been a part of. Fast forward to 5 years of exercise science and performance nutrition studies, topped off with the IOPN Diploma and I have developed a set of skills which has allowed me to work with some top level athletes. In the past few months I embraced the challenge of starting my own business which couldn't be going any better."

🇬🇧 Peter Azzopardi

DipIOPN, MSc, SENR

Personal Trainer

"I've been a personal trainer since 2003 and I graduated with the IOPN Diploma in 2020. I went on to complete an MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition at Roehampton University in 2021, which lead to me becoming a SENr graduate nutritionist. I could not have achieved this through any other route... so I'm very grateful to Dr Laurent Bannock for developing this unique pathway through the IOPN Diploma."

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🇨🇦 Bree Short, DipIOPN, BSc

DipIOPN, BSc

Performance Nutritionist

"I am very proud and excited to officially be a certified Performance Nutritionist! Having completed my post-graduate diploma, with distinction, in Performance Nutrition through the internationally recognized Institute of Performance Nutrition.  To say the experience has been invaluable is an understatement. I have loved every minute of learning and looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience to help serve my clients and improve their health and performance."

🇦🇪 Yuri Nemoto

DipIOPN, ANutr

Associate Registered Nutritionist (Sports Nutrition)

"🎓 Done!! Another step forward. It's been a crazy ten years since leaving Japan but everything was worth it. Looking back, each experience is bearing the fruits, my journey starts now. Thank you so much, Dr Laurent Bannock, Mark Hearris."

🇬🇧 Stephen Winrow

DipIOPN, BSc, UKAD

Performance Nutritionist

"Incredibly proud to join colleagues in this world & be able to give evidence informed guidance to all levels of athletes. Those who know me, know I have a deep passion for human performance & an understanding of what underpins/what it takes to be the best. That passion is channelled into my athletes, from recreational through to the professional, whatever it takes to maximise their potential is why I do what I do."

🇬🇧 Will Scudder

DipIOPN

Performance Nutritionist

"The start of a new journey… 🤝🏼 Proud to be able to say that I’m now a qualified Performance Nutritionist, having completed the globally recognised diploma in Performance Nutrition from @theiopn Huge thanks to the IOPN team for delivering a world-class practical based course, the best of its kind in the industry."

🇬🇧 Nick Lumley, DipIOPN, MSc, CSCS - Head of Performance at NSW Waratahs

“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.”

🇬🇧 Richard Brennan

DipIOPN, MSc, CSci

BASES Accredited Sport Scientist - Chartered Scientist. Royal Society Medicine - Senior Associate Member

“Having completed a BSc. and MSc. before gaining #BASES accreditation I thought I knew a thing or two about nutrition… and then I took the IOPN Diploma. It’s not easy to put across how incredible it is but mind blowing and inspirational are two words that come to mind.”

🇩🇿 Bousbah Rayane

DipIOPN

Performance Nutritionist

"... when it comes to sports nutrition, the IOPN has set the standard. All the science, and even the fuzzy edges of science are taught masterfully... And a more important pillar to the Diploma's teaching, is the art of practice, where you transition from the science and papers, to the world of the individual athlete. In summary, the IOPN Diploma is the ultimate source for those interested in REALLY learning the science and practice of sports nutrition."

🇮🇪 Lucia Hughes

PhD (c), DipIOPN

Performance Nutritionist

"I am absolutely delighted to have graduated with a Distinction in Performance Nutrition from the Institute of Performance Nutrition 🤩 The past year required a lot of planning due to juggling a full-time PhD, starting an online business and completing this course but I wouldn’t change it for the world 🤹🏽‍♀️ Not far off becoming a circus act, but as they say you don’t grow inside your comfort zone! Really looking forward to implementing what I’ve learned over the past year in my own and other’s training."

🇬🇧 Sophie Occleshaw

DipIOPN

Performance Nutritionist

"I have received my official certification from @theiopn as I am now officially a Qualified Sports Performance Nutritionist 🥳. I made the decision when the pandemic struck to make the most of lockdown procrastination time and engage my brain instead 💪🏼🧠. Two years later, and here we are 🙌🏼. Whilst studying, I still work full time as a Mental Health Nurse, Commenced an additional certification through work which I’ve also now competed, in Family Therapy Interventions in Psychosis. And as always, remained a carer, athlete, and wifey. There is no magic to achievement. It’s really about hard work, choices, and persistence."

🇦🇪 Brittany Beltram

DipIOPN

Performance Nutritionist

"I can’t say enough good things about the depth of knowledge in our material, case studies that helped you string everything together and the feedback and support from staff and professors who added understanding of our studies from their real life practice."

🇮🇪 Dean McAloon

DipIOPN

Performance Nutritionist & Coach

"A fantastic learning experience from @theiopn - I’d highly recommend doing the diploma if you are interested in going deep on sport and exercise nutrition, and working with athletes."

🇮🇪 Gareth O’Neill

DipIOPN

Performance Nutritionist

"Absolutely delighted to say I am now a qualified performance nutritionist after graduating from The IOPN (Institute of Performance Nutrition) with Dr Laurent Bannock."

🇬🇧 Paul Ellis

DipIOPN, MSc, SENR

Performance Nutritionist & PT

"This was more insightful and arguably a much better course than my MSc. 18 months of studying around specific requirements for actual athletes. Lectures from some of the best in the business! Case studies on endurance athletes, female athletes, making weight, football teams. All of them with specific focuses on fuelling, weight management and supplementation."

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🇬🇧 Jonathan Dick

DipIOPN, BA, CSCS

Performance Nutritionist

"Continuous support from @ninawalker_nutrition throughout and amazing content from @theiopn - I cannot recommend this one enough."

🇨🇱 Cristian Torres

DipIOPN, ISAK

Performance Nutritionist

"I made the decision to do the @theiopn Nutrition Performance Diploma, which consequently gave me the chance to be part of a tremendous team of nutritionists at @motioncenter."

🇬🇧 Tiffany Afflick

DipIOPN, BSc, SENR

Senior Nutritionist, Physiologist and Creative Chef working for The Edge HPL

"The diploma really helped me to land my first full time role in September 2020 as a Performance Nutritionist and Creative Chef working for The Edge Human Performance Lab."

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🇩🇪 Monika Bock

DipIOPN, MSc, SENR

Performance Nutritionist

"The practical application of a case study at the end of each module allowed me the opportunity to make the jump from theory to application in a practical situation. The case studies have developed my skill set to include a variety of sport-specific strategies to utilise in different situations. I cannot recommend this course enough for those who are series about sports nutrition."

🇬🇧 James Moore

DipIOPN, MSc, SENR

Performance Nutritionist

"While I was studying the course I took on a role at a college where I run the sport and exercise science pathway. The work I’d done on the IOPN Diploma up until that point really helped me to get that job in terms of showcasing my understanding of sports nutrition."

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🇷🇴 Marcu Alexandru

DipIOPN

Sports Nutritionist & S&C Coach

"The IOPN Diploma has given me all the knowledge I need to support my athletes. I chose the IOPN Diploma because I really loved the teaching system and the complexity of the information provided. The fact that I can study part time and the content is from many sources makes this format a success."

🇬🇧 Nick Lumley

DipIOPN, MSc, CSCS

Head of Performance - NSW Waratahs

"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."

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🇬🇧 Mark Twiggs

DipIOPN, MSc

Head of S&C, Exeter Chiefs

"During last year’s pre-season we used what we’d learned on the course to change how we fuelled between sessions and that made a massive difference in the intensities they were able to perform in the gym and out on the pitch. We were able to run much more intense sessions by getting something as simple as carbohydrate intake correct. We’re now planning for our next pre-season and we’ll be able to refine our processes using our knowledge from The IOPN."

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🇨🇦 Bree Short, DipIOPN, BSc - Performance Nutritionist

“I am very proud and excited to officially be a certified Performance Nutritionist! Having completed my post-graduate diploma, with distinction, in Performance Nutrition through the internationally recognized Institute of Performance Nutrition.

To say the experience has been invaluable is an understatement. I have loved every minute of learning and looking forward to sharing my knowledge and experience to help serve my clients and improve their health and performance.”

🇬🇧 Will Dyson

DipIOPN, PhD (c), MSc

Online Physique Coaching Specialist

"I had the most incredible experience doing [the IOPN Diploma in Sports Nutrition] and I regularly recommend it to friends and colleagues - thank you Dr Laurent Bannock and the team!"

🇶🇦 Rabaa Souissi

DipIOPN, RD

Registered Dietitian

"I have a BSc in Human Nutrition and am currently doing the IOPN Diploma in Sports Nutrition. My journey with the IOPN started from honestly falling in love with the topics presented on the We Do Science podcast. I found myself listening to it 24/7. This podcast led me to the IOPN Diploma which is going superb!"

🇮🇪 Patrick Sweeney

Online coach

"I am very much at the beginning of my career but I am loving every minute of it. I began my IOPN course in August, 2022 and I am really enjoying the challenges that it presents me."

🇸🇬 Sonia Kuar Sohi

BSc

Sports Nutritionist at Singapore Sport Institute

"I'm currently doing a 2-year traineeship in sports nutrition at the Singapore Sport Institute. At the same time, I'm undertaking the IOPN Diploma in Sports Nutrition. I'm really enjoying it and learning a lot, which will help me in my role!"

🇬🇧 Daniel Dalmay

DipIOPN, MSc, SENr

Performance Nutritionist

"My BSc is in Medical Physiology at Uni of Leicester, followed by a MSc in Sports Nutrition at Loughborough Uni. I graduated from the IOPN in July 2022. I loved the course and learnt so much on top of what I had gained in my masters."

🇬🇧 Tom Finney

DipIOPN, MSc

Performance Nutritionist at Swindon Town FC

"I previously graduated with a BSc and MSc in Sport Science and realised I wanted to pursue a career within nutrition, hence completion of the IOPN Diploma!"

🇮🇪 Joanne Gribbin

DipIOPN, BA

Performance Nutritionist

"I see a variety of people in my clinic, but my focus is gearing towards more sports related clients. I graduated from the IOPN in Jan 2022. I loved the course and found it exceptionally beneficial to me in my nutrition clinic."

🇺🇸 Jessica Arquette

DipIOPN, RD, CSSD

Registered Sports Dietitian at Ohio University

"This diploma was worth every penny, as it's been more than 20 years since I was an exercise physiology graduate student, and I just transitioned from a hospital role to teaching at the University and working with college athletes last year... Thanks to the IOPN for this practical and rigorous program."

Download the IOPN Diploma in Sports Nutrition course prospectus!

Download our prospectus to take an in depth look at the programme as well as the core modules you’ll complete throughout the programme.

🇦🇪 Eloy Rodriguez

DipIOPN, CSCS

Performance Nutritionist

"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 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!"

🇮🇪 Mary Curristin

DipIOPN, MRes, SENR

"The Diploma 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."

🇬🇧 Jon Bateman

DipIOPN, MRes, SENR

Performance Nutritionist and Endurance Coach

"The course is so applied that when you finish you’re ready to work with clients. I actually felt that half way through the course that I was ready to set up a nutrition practice because of the experience from case studies."

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🇬🇧 Paul Garrod

DipIOPN

Director at TrueFood

"The Diploma for me has been a fantastic experience. What sets this course part 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."

🇮🇪 Sean Prunty

DipIOPN, BBus

Performance Nutritionist

"I have to say looking back now, it was one of the best decisions I ever made in my career. In terms of enhancing my knowledge of sports nutrition, it opens up so many doors, but it’s also given me the confidence to speak to individuals with authority based on science and research."

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🇬🇧 Kate Neudecker

DipIOPN

Online Coach, Fitness Writer and Content Creator

"My business and client base has really progressed [since graduating]. I’ve been able to really niche down and work with clients who are performance based and interested in specialist coaching."

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🇬🇧 Stuart Matheson

DipIOPN

Performance Nutritionist

“I completed the IOPN Diploma in September 2021 and was blown away by the overall quality and standard of the lecturers and everyone involved."

🇬🇧 Josh Kennedy

DipIOPN, MSc

Fitness and Performance Specialist

"Really happy to receive my postgraduate level Diploma in Performance Nutrition with Distinction last week from @theiopn Awesome content and support throughout. Huge thanks to @drstephensmith for his guidance and support, and @theiopn for putting together such a great course. Excited to continue helping people take control of their health and performance through better training and nutrition @fxfitnessexperience"

🇬🇧 Paul Booth

PhD, DipIOPN

Performance Nutritionist

"Since graduating I’ve actually done a master’s in sports nutrition but I found the knowledge base from the diploma was far more in depth. I’ve got a PhD in Education Philosophy and Online Learning so I could see how good the quality of the course was in terms of the learning materials and how well structured it was. Not everyone gets the benefit of making that comparison but having worked in academia for so long, I could see how strong and robust the course is."

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🇮🇪 Lisa Murphy

DipIOPN, RD

Performance Nutritionist

"Something I’ve been working towards since I found out dietetics didn’t include quite as much sports nutrition as I had hoped 🥲 I’ve been fortunate enough to work alongside some incredible athletes while I was studying allowing me to put the knowledge into practice right away. Looking forward to hopefully supporting many more in reaching their goals 🥳"

🇳🇱 Monique van de Velde

DipIOPN, MS

Performance Nutritionist at Team Jumbo-Visma

"YES, two months after graduation I officially received my Diploma in Performance Nutrition 💫 Happy that I have been able to turn my hobby, sometimes enemy, but always great passion into my job: nutrition & sports. Thanks to @theiopn for providing this great course!"

🇸🇬 Belinda Leow

DipIOPN, BSc

Performance Nutritionist

"I have a degree in Human Nutrition and I also studied the IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition, but I felt that the IOC course was more focused on preparing students for an academic career and didn’t teach me the practical skills I needed to work with athletes. I read about the diploma and felt it would fill that gap in my expertise."

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Download the IOPN Diploma in Sports Nutrition course prospectus!

Download our prospectus to take an in depth look at the programme as well as the core modules you’ll complete throughout the programme.