PG Cert in Sport and Exercise Nutrition for Health Care Practitioners

Two women measuring an athlete
The indoor running track in Carnegie School of Sport building on Headingley Campus

Course overview

If you are already working as a registered dietitian or nutritionists and you are wishing to gain the required knowledge and competencies to join the SENr register, this course will provide the opportunity to upgrade your academic and professional skills, expertise and knowledge.

Sport and Exercise Nutrition requires an understanding of the physiological and biochemical responses to physical activity and exercise. It is becoming increasingly recognised by athletes, coaches and professional bodies, that nutrition plays a major role in achieving success in both the maintenance of health and sport performance. As such, there is a high demand from sporting teams, professional bodies and health councils to have appropriately qualified personnel and continued professional development aligned to the professional body of Sport and Exercise Nutrition. 

Our University is the first institution to gain accreditation by the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr).  By studying on this course you will therefore gain a thorough understanding of the evidenced-based theoretical underpinning of Sport and Exercise Nutrition, in order to facilitate registration on to the SENr. 

Modules will be delivered over a number of weekends through classroom and laboratory-based teaching, designed to support theory and allow you to inform your practise. Modules will be taught by specialist staff including registered SENr practitioners as well as key guest speakers working within the field of sport and exercise nutrition.