Setanta Certificate in Sports Nutrition



Course Overview

This course provides a broad understanding of the key areas of nutrition in exercise and sport.

It deals primarily with general principles but draws on examples from various sports to illustrate how the nutritional goals of athletes and players in training and competition can be attained and describe the dietary strategies that can be employed to meet those goals.

It examines in detail energy cost as well as energy balance requirement and covers important topics such as how to: reduce or gain weight effectively, increase muscle mass, achieve a balanced and nutritious diet for all participants including the young athlete, the female athlete and the travelling athlete. It will also address the topical area of supplements in sports.

By the end of the course the learner will:

  • Display a broad understanding of the importance of energy and nutrition in sport
  • Be aware of his/her limitations with regard to their role in providing basic nutritional guidance and identification of deficiencies
  • Display a clear knowledge on the methods of assessing athlete’s nutritional needs
  • Provide and formulate an evidence based opinion on the use of ergogenic aids in sport

Course Info

Course Duration: 12 Weeks

Accreditation: This course is accredited by Setanta College and carries 10 ECTS credits awarded by QQI. These credits can be applied to the relevant QQI accredited Setanta College programmes.

Course Start Date: The course commences on the first week of December.

Delivery Method: This course is delivered via blended learning, with online learning through our interactive study environment accompanied by 2 face-to-face Saturday workshops on campus in Thurles

This course is primarily aimed at:

  • Sports Coaches
  • Fitness Professionals
  • Strength & Conditioning Coaches
  • Rehabilitation Professionals
  • Athletes and Sportspeople
  • Parents/Guardians
  • Anyone interested in personal fitness

Pay in full: €600

Pay monthly: €220/month for 3 months

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