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Level 5

1st4sport Level 5 Diploma in Advanced Nutrition Science


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Required age
18 +

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The 1st4sport Level 5 Diploma in Advanced Nutrition Science is ideal for learners interested in developing their understanding of nutrition so that they can more effectively support people to build healthy and sustainable habits.

They will gain a key understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of nutrition, including:

- advanced nutritional theory
- evidence-based principles
- nutritional support.

This can then be used to support clients alongside strategies and techniques such as behaviour change and performance nutrition programming, ensuring that your learners have the skills and knowledge they need to work with a variety of clients to achieve their lifestyle goals.

This qualification is suitable for coaches, teachers, personal trainers, dietitians, sports and nutrition graduates and instructors.

The 1st4sport Level 5 Diploma in Advanced Nutrition Science has been developed in partnership with employers including MNU.

Develops learners’ theoretical knowledge and understanding of nutrition, giving them the knowledge, skills and confidence to support clients to achieve their goals

Qualification Progression

With this qualification, learners can progress onto nutrition, health, sport, leisure and well-being

qualifications in:

  • nutritional counselling
  • behaviour change
  • health and fitness
  • mental health and well-being
  • sports performance.

 They could also progress onto higher qualifications within their current environment, such as: coaching, teaching, or instructing in the sport and physical activity industry, or in the active leisure, learning, andwell-being industry.

This qualification may lead to paid or voluntary roles providing nutritional advice and guidance to support healthier and sustainable lifestyle goals of clients and others within the sport and physical activity industry or the health, leisure and well-being industry.

Level 5

1st4sport Level 5 Diploma in Advanced Nutrition Science

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