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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

  • Adventure Activities
  • Communications
  • Exercise and Fitness
  • Leisure Facility Operations
  • Nutrition Level 6 
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology
  • Sports and Recreation Studies
  • Work Experience

Awarding Body

QQI - Quality and Qualifications Ireland

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements for On-Line Applicants:

  • Leaving Certificate, LCVP, LCA or a level 4 certificate
  • or have reached the age of 18. 
  • Mature student

If the criteria above does not apply, you may be called for an information interview to secure a place on the programme. 

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 whose focus is food.  

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

Course Fees

All students are required to pay the €10 application fee and €150 registration fee. Both of these fees are non-refundable. Students are also required to pay the €200 Government Levy (exemptions with valid medical card or evidence that you qualify for Maintenance Grant/Back to Education Allowance). Additional course specific fees will apply. Details of course specific fees are available on request from college office or when you apply online.


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

Level 6 Minor Award in Sports Nutrition


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