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This qualification will enable the learner to gain knowledge and skill in principles of nutrition, structure and function of the digestive system, personal qualities for assessing and applying nutritional needs in physical activities. 

The Sports Nutrition course is designed to provide the learner with a sound knowledge of the concepts of nutrition, in relation to the energy sources and amounts required for active living, exercise, sport and weight management.

Online Learning Centre

By choosing to study this course with Portobello Institute, students will have access to course materials from our online learning centre for the duration of the course. The course materials for this ITEC certified course are thorough and easy to read and can be downloaded in your own time and from the comfort of your own home.

You will also be assigned a personal tutor for the duration of the course that will help you with any challenges you may encounter. In addition you will be able to upload assignments online and receive online feedback. You can use our online learning centre from any computer that has internet access. However, access to a computer is not compulsory as we can arrange for everything to be processed by post. There is an additional administration cost of €30 for this service.

Qualifications Gained

  • ITEC Level 3 Nutrition for Physical Activity

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.

Course Structure

As this course is delivered through distant learning it is carried out at the student's own pace. Each student has 12 months to complete the course.

Assessment Criteria

Students must compete 3 case studies

Who is the course aimed at?

This course is designed for anyone interested in the area of Health, Nutrition and Science. This is an enjoyable module for sports athletes and for those who wish to progress further into Sports Development and Sports Science.


Name: Sports Nutrition Distance Learning

Cost: 359 Euro

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Course CodePrice and LocationInfo
Portobello Institute, Dublin 1
  • commence at any time
  • Distance Learning