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Diploma in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Duration: 11 weeks part-time, one evening per week, 6.30-9.30pm

Location: Wellington Quay Only

Start Date: 13th June 2018

Days: Wednesday


Accredited By: IBAT

Fee: €700

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Flexible tuition payment options are available. Please note all programmes run subject to sufficient student demand.

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This course is targeted towards individuals who have an interest in the role that nutrition plays in the successful attainment of sports and exercise goals. With the increase in levels of obesity in the developed world, and concurrently with marketing strategies actively encouraging us all to have the “body beautiful”, there exists a paradox between the illusion and reality. This course is targeted at the learner who has an interest in the key role nutrition plays in sports and exercise management, be it either on a personal development perspective or from a career development perspective.

Participants will be introduced to the area of food science and the theoretical frameworks behind same. The emerging of supplementation is examined as is the area of nutrition research. The concepts and effects of hydration, dehydration and associated thermal stress are examined in a practical manner. Students are introduced to key concepts in performance and recovery enhancement.


  • Food Science, Supplementation and Steroids in Exercise
  • Nutrition Research
  • Implications of Hydration
  • Dehydration and Thermal Stress
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Recovery Enhancement
  • Dietary Strategies to Promote Fat Loss
  • Food Medicine.

What are my Career Prospects with the Diploma in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise?

The course has been designed to be of interest to participants who are have an interest in, but no formal qualification or training in, the area of nutrition in sports and exercise management. It also offers the student the opportunity to attain his/her own personal development goals. It can also introduce students to the business area of Nutrition in sports segment as participants may, on completion, consider progressing to the BA (Hons) in Sports Management and Development.

How long is the course?

The Diploma in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise runs for 11 weeks (part-time), one evening per week from 6.30-9.30pm  


To be awarded the Diploma in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise participants will be required to successfully complete a group presentation on course content from a list of topics.

What are the Diploma in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise course fees?

The course fee is €700

What do I get for my fee?

I would like to apply. What should I do?

Direct application can be made using the Apply Online option above

Alternatively, please feel free to contact the Admisisons Office on 01 807 5055 to set up a meeting to discuss the course further. You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please feel free to visit the college anytime and our course content experts will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have. We look forward to seeing you.


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  • James Claffey- Sports Management and Development Lecturer

    James has eight years lecturing experience chiefly in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He holds an Honours degree in Recreation, Sport & Exercise and has also completed a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is registered with BASES (the British Association of Sport Exercise Sciences) as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist. As well as lecturing, James works one to one with individual athletes and teams in the Sport and Exercise Psychology arena. He has over 12 years experience in Sports Coaching and the educational training area. James also also developed the Sport Psychology module for Quality & Qualifications Ireland, which is delivered by a number of third level institutions nationwide. James has a wide and diverse range of industry experience which includes working with awarding bodies such as NCEF, IFP, ITEC, BTEC , FETAC, HETAC, QQI, and ISTD.

    James Claffey, Sports Management and Development Lecturer
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