Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance

Focus Awards Certificate , Level 4
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What Our Students Say

“The thing I like most about the course is training in the gym and getting to know about the clients and how to professionally work with them more. When you go out there in the real world it shows you how you need to like evolve around each client, how you need to learn from the clients and how you need to adapt for them.”


Course Information


This course provides you with all the detailed nutritional knowledge required to create and deliver personalised nutrition plans to clients you work with in exercise settings.


As nutrition is an essential component of overall health and fitness, it’s
commonly the biggest obstacle that stands in the way of individuals and their
fitness goals. You will learn about the systems of the human body through our
team of experts, and develop a strong foundation of knowledge that you can build
upon. After which, you will explore the workings of the metabolism and the best
ways to fuel bodies for athletic performance. On completion of this course, you
will be well equipped to create bespoke nutrition plans for

Who is this course for?

This course is designed to upskill both existing Personal Trainers and those without any nutrition or fitness knowledge. This course will enhance the quality of the nutritional advice that is provided in the industry.

Course units/modules

The key areas explored in this course are:

  • Unit 1: Systems of the Human Body
  • Unit 2: Human Metabolism, The Energy Balance and The Currency of Calories
  • Unit 3: Applied Nutrition for Health
  • Unit 4: Fuelling for Athletic Performance
  • Unit 5: Common Diets, Food Labelling and The Effects of Marketing
  • Unit 6: Supplemental Aids and Strategising Nutritional Goals for Clients

Benefits and skills

The Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance qualification will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and competence to provide nutritional support to clients with a range of weight management and athletic performance goals. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Level 4 Certificate for Advanced Sports Nutrition (RFQ), accredited by Focus Awards.

Entry requirements

You do not require any previous experience to enrol on this course because we provide you with the entry-level knowledge you need, however a Personal Trainer qualification would be an advantage.

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

This qualification is an ideal starting point for anyone hoping to start a nutrition-related career, or existing fitness professionals aiming to expand their knowledge and skill set. Through this course, you will have all you need to build bespoke nutritional plans for clients in fitness settings.

If you already hold a health and fitness-related position, gaining this qualification enables you to expand your offering. In having nutritional expertise, you will stand out against other personal trainers and will be able to cater to clients with specific nutritional needs. This is extremely advantageous in light of the increasing number of trainers coming into the industry each year, as it sets you apart from the competition.

Assessment types

At the end of each unit, you will be tasked with an assignment to assess your learning. Each assignment could contain various academic tasks, such as multiple-choice assessments, written assessments and reflection documents.

Course details

Duration: 18 weeks
Start Date: 16/09/24 & 17/02/25
Course Code: 78929-01
Fees (Adult): £1,417

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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