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Sports Nutrition

Course Description

This focus of this course is to teach the science behind nutrition and its effects on sports performance, muscle growth and fat loss.  There is also a significant sports, recreation and exercise element to this course.

Course Duration

One Year

Course Content

Year 1

  • Nutrition
  • Sport and Recreation Studies
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports and Exercise Injury Prevention
  • Occupational First Aid
  • Communications
  • Work Experience

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a Level 4.  Mature students are very welcome.  Access to this programme will be decided by interview. 

Work Experience

Work Experience is a core element of this programme providing an opportunity to put skills developed on the programme into use in a real working environment.  It allows students to create links with employers and the industry. 

Career Opportunities

Employment within the leisure and fitness industry.  Health clubs, gyms, weight loss clinics, sporting facilities and retail outlets who’s focus is food.  

Graduates may progress to a variety of third level degrees at Institutes of Technology and Universities.

Course Fees

Registration fee is €150. Government Levy €200 - exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance. Details of any other fees available on request from college office.


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise (5M5146)

Level 6 Minor Award in Sports Nutrition

Maintenance Grants

Applications To:
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) a unit of City of Dublin VEC through

Enquiries & Applications

For enquiries and applications please refer to contact methods above or click Apply Now on various parts of this web page.

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