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Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport RSPH (QCF)


The Level 4 Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport RSPH (QCF) course is designed for students who have already completed the Level 4 Award in Nutrition (RSPH).

It offers a natural progression from the Level 4 Award in Nutrition and will allow you to expand and deepen your knowledge by gaining an in-depth understanding of sports nutrition.

This qualification is suitable for individuals who require an understanding of nutrition and diet, and their effect on health. It is particularly relevant for people working in the health, fitness, or catering professions who might have a role in the promotion of healthy eating or the preparation of meals, menus, and diets for sportspeople at all levels of ability.

Dates and times

The course is delivered online and can be taken at any time. It is 100% self-paced. 


The full cost is £350.


Throughout the course you will study the fundamentals of sports nutrition and learn how these dietary considerations can help those participating in physical activity and sports, perform well and recover from their endeavours.

You will cover a wide range of areas including:

  • the relationship between nutrition and physical activity
  • nutrition fundamentals for physical activity and sport
  • optimal hydration guidelines for participants in different physical activities and sports
  • how to estimate energy requirements based on physical activity levels and other relevant factors
  • energy expenditure and nutrient use for different physical activities
  • how to advise clients on nutritional strategies (and menus) to improve performance
  • use of performance enhancing products and sports drinks in nutritional planning for participants in sports and physical activity.


The course is assessed by the submission of a number of written assignments. 


Students must already hold the RSPH Level 4 Award in Nutrition, or have completed the course and are awaiting results.

To enrol on this course you must be 18-years or over. It is recommended that learners should have achieved a level of education equivalent to five GCSEs at grades A*-C, however exemptions may be made for adult returners with relevant experience.


Upon successful completion of this course candidates will be awarded a Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport from The Royal Society for Public Health.

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