Sports Nutrition Course


The criteria to become an Accredited Sports Dietitian with SDA includes completion of this course.  As such, preference to attend will be given to those currently working or volunteering in the field of Sports Nutrition and/or those who are on SDA’S career development pathway.  Demand for this course is high and an application process applies (please see below for more details).

Criteria / Pre-requisites

Round 1 Applicants:

  • Dietetics degree
  • 1 year clinical experience or currently working in Sports Nutrition (paid or voluntary)
  • Registered with your local dietetics association (eg DAA or equivalent) for the previous 12 months (minimum), if applicable.
  • Being mentored by an Accredited Sports Dietitian and/or
  • Your employer/mentor believes this course would be beneficial to you (confirmed by Letter(s) of Recommendation)
  • Successful completion of the SNC Pre Learning Task
  • SDA Member

Round 2 Applicants:

Whilst experience in the profession is preferred, applicants who do not have the minimum 1 year clinical or sports nutrition experience but have a strong case for attending the course can submit an application that meets the following requirements:

  • Dietetics degree
  • Strong interest in working in Sports Nutrition and/or potential employment opportunity confirmed by Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Successful completion of the SNC Pre Learning Task


  • SDA Member

What you will learn:

The Sports Nutrition Course will educate you in how to convert the science of sports nutrition into practical and meaningful interventions for athletes and coaches. Nationally and internationally recognised sports nutrition professionals incorporate the latest information on sports nutrition and provide personal insight in working with athletes.

Topics include:

  • Principles of Training & Exercise Physiology
  • Sports Nutrition Principles for Training & Recovery
  • Sport Supplements
  • Nutrition for Endurance Sports
  • Nutrition for Team Sports
  • Weight Gain & Protein Requirements for Athletes
  • Body Composition Analysis
  • Weight Loss for athletes
  • Hydration assessment and interventions

Practical Advice from the experts on:

  • Getting Involved in Sports Nutrition
  • Working with Athletes & Teams
  • Research in Sports Nutrition
  • How to Overcome Performance Issues
  • Planning a performance nutrition program.


Application & Registration Process

Step 1 – Register your interest. To register your interest, please click here

Step 2 – SDA will email those who have registered their interest, inviting them to submit an application to attend the course (including Letter of Recommendation).  Note that preference to attend will be given to SDA members.

Step 3 – Successful applicants notified of their acceptance to attend the course.  A $500 deposit required (refundable) to secure your place.

Step 4 – Access provided to undertake the PLT (maximum two attempts).

Step 5 – Upon passing the PLT, complete registration and pay balance.


Letter of Recommendation

The Letter of Recommendation* must be completed by your Employer / Supervisor / Mentor or an SDA Member to:

  • verify your relevant experience;
  • confirm that the qualification you gain from the course has the opportunity be utilised; and
  • provide support for your ability to uphold the professional standards of an Accredited Sports Dietitian.

*More than 1 letter can be submitted if required

Next Course


November 2015
Friday 6 November (8.30am) – Monday 9 November (3.30pm)


Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra

Course Convenors:

Greg Shaw & Greg Cox


Sports Dietitians Australia

Applications open:

end-June 2015


$1595.00 for SDA members (including GST)*

$1715.00 for non-members (including GST)*


 Description: Cancellation policy.pdf

*Please note accommodation & flights are not included in course costs. 

 Registration Includes:

  • Required textbook (Burke & Deakin, Clinical Sports Nutrition,4th Edition)
  • Course USB resource
  • Course certificate
  • Morning & afternoon tea and lunch daily

Further courses are currently proposed for:

Mid-late November 2015 – Calgary, Canada

To register your interest, please click here


For any further enquiries regarding this course, please contact Sports Dietitians Australia

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