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Sports Nutrition Business Course

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The central purpose of the Sports Nutrition Business course is to give you all the knowledge that you will require in not one but two fields: a detailed knowledge and understanding of sports nutrition, and the expertise required to create a successful sports nutrition business.

The course also explains the ins and outs of running a business in general, and a sports nutrition business in particular. A number of businesses, when they start, are unable to cope with the reality of the situation. This course has been designed to equip you with the tools you will need to realise your ambition.

The first module starts by defining Sports Nutrition and outlines the basic principles of the discipline. It is important to recognise that Sports Nutrition is relevant to everybody, as part of a healthy active lifestyle, not just athletes and celebrities.

The second module identifies the requirement for Sports Nutrition in relation so some specific activities such as running, weight-lifting, basketball and footbal. It also goes into which food types and micronutrients are best suited to each sport, depending on the physical demands of that sport.

On module three the course moves on to understaning and communicating with your clients before explaining how to select the correct supplements, based on each client's individual needs.

Modules five and six are focused on identifying the opportunities available for Sports Nutrition businesses and then taking you step by step through what you need to do in order to get that business up and running.

In the seventh module the course explains how to publicise your Sports Nutrition business covering everything from creating business cards to gaining endorsements and even producing and marketing your own line of supplements. This module also delves into the intricacies of planning and business management.

Business management and marketing is also the theme of the eighth module and then module nine concludes with a course overview, encapsulating all that has been divulged throughout the course.

Who Would Benefit From The Course?

This course would be ideally suited for anyone looking to either start their own business working in the field of Sports Nutrition or who would like to add additional services to their existing offering as a Nutritionist, Sports Coach or Personal Trainer.

It is also suitable for anyone who wants to have a better understanding of how Sports Nutrition could enhance and improve their own athletic performance, or that of their team.


Frequently Asked Questions

The Sports Nutrition Business Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment in the form of quizzes, written questions and short essays, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates.

This course is certified by the IANLPC (International Association of NLP & Coaching) and the IAHT (International Alliance of Holistic Therapists), both of which are internationally recognised organisations. The IAHT certify personal development, health, fitness and nutrition courses. The IANLPC is a global support network for NLP Professionals and coaches, including the fields of Life Coaching, Hypnotherapy Business Coaching, Leadership, Nutritional, CBT, Personal Development and Holistic Therapy.



Module 1: What is Sports Nutrition?

  • What do we Mean by Sports Nutrition?
  • Three Principles of Sports Nutrition
  • Staying Hydrated
  • Providing Fuel to The Body and Powering Up Muscles
  • Effective Restoration After an Exercise
  • History of Sports Nutrition and Its Increase in Popularity
  • Sports Nutrition Is for All, Not Just Athletes and Celebrities
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 2: The Need for Sports Nutrition

  • Relating Activities with Need for Sports Nutrition
  • Running
  • TRX
  • Kettlebell Workouts
  • General Workouts
  • Weight-Lifting
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Football
  • Eating Right
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Hydration
  • What is the best drink for athletes or sportsmen?
  • Essential Micronutrients for Athletes
  • Iron
  • Calcium
  • Importance of Dairy Items for Sports Nutrition
  • Dairy Snacks for Physical Activities and Sports
  • Meals Breakdown
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 3: One-on-one Interaction with Clients

  • Knowing the Clientele
  • Dealing with A Client On a One-To-One Basis
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 4: Sports Supplements

  • Selecting The Correct Sports Supplements Based On the Client’s Needs
  • Types of Supplements
  • Protein
  • Amino Acids
  • Performance Enhancers
  • Selecting Dosage and Frequency
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 5: Sports Nutrition as a business

  • The Sports Nutrition Enterprise
  • The Opportunities in Sports Nutrition Business
  • How This Course Will Help?
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 6: Starting Your Own Business

  • Becoming A Professional Sports Nutritionist
  • Gain and Learn from Experience
  • Stay involved in Sports
  • Create a Name for Yourself
  • Market Yourself
  • What will you need?
  • Setting Up a Schedule
  • The need of a study schedule
  • How to Design a Personalised Study Plan?
  • Step One: Make a Chart of Your Current Activities
  • Step Two: Create a Schedule
  • Step Three: Set Study Goals
  • Step Four: Enforce Your Schedule
  • Step Five: Use Tools
  • Importance of Following Through
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 7: Publicising your Sports Nutrition Business

  • Promoting Your Business
  • How to Market?
  • Business Cards
  • Keep a record
  • Communication
  • Keep Yourself Updated
  • Advertise
  • Introduce Attractive Deals
  • Sponsorship
  • Dress smart
  • Attend events
  • Brochures
  • Build portfolio
  • Use Social Media
  • Get endorsements
  • Seminars
  • Foster your relationship with your customers
  • Excellence
  • Set Your Goals and Define Your Norms
  • Producing and Marketing your own line of Supplements
  • Business Management
  • Create A Framework and Plan the Aim of Your Business
  • How to Run Your Sports Nutrition Business Effectively?
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 8: Running A Successful Business

  • Advice on Running a Sports Nutrition Business
  • Have A Website and Social Media Presence
  • Obtain Input from Online Platforms
  • Have A Marketing Strategy
  • Innovate
  • Focus on strong and healthy instead of “big” and “buff”
  • Hand Out Free Samples
  • Keep Track of Your Finances
  • Know What Retailers and Distributors Look For
  • Nutrition Education
  • Get in Touch with Fitness Coaches and Icons
  • Get Training in Health Coaching
  • Have A Problem-Solving Approach
  • Work On Establishing Customer Relationships
  • Have Patience
  • Don’t Bypass the Importance of Market Research
  • Social media
  • Fitness coaches
  • Interviews and surveys
  • Competitors
  • Other Precautions
  • Protection of Intellectual Property
  • Practice Transparency
  • Justification of Claims
  • Importance of Scientific Research
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Market Trends and Shifts
  • Carbohydrate Drinks
  • Probiotics
  • Nootropics
  • Combination Products
  • Summary
  • Course Assessment

Module 9: Course Overview

  • What We Have Learnt
  • The Need for Sports Nutrition
  • One-on-one Interaction with Clients
  • Sports Supplements
  • Sports Nutrition as a Business
  • Starting Your Own Business
  • Publicizing Your Sports Nutrition Business
  • Running A Successful Business
  • Moving Forward




Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


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