New Zealand Sports Nutrition Course


The criteria to become an Accredited Sports Dietitian with SDA includes completion of this course. Therefore, preference will be given to those who are currently working/volunteering in Sports Nutrition or on our career development pathway. If this is you, you will need to lodge a letter of recommendation from your Employer/ Supervisor/Mentor/SDA Member.

We’re delighted to announce a partnership with Dietitians New Zealand Sports Nutrition Special Interest Group (SNSIG) to offer ten (10) places to their Sports Nutrition Course. Details below and you can register here

* Please note you are required to pay a $500 deposit when registering.


4 – 7 September 2014 (4 days) 

Thu, Fri & Sat: 8.00am - 6.00pm / Sun: 8.00am - 4.00pm


Massey University Albany Campus, Albany, North Shore, Auckland


 - Qualified Dietitian 
 - Registered with local dietetics association
 - At least one year out of graduating from dietetics course  

- Successful completion of Pre-Learning Task (PLT) (Password to access PLT will be sent when deposit payment is made.)  


- 1 year clinical experience

Course Convenors:

Dietitians NZ + Greg Shaw & Greg Cox


Sports Dietitians Australia


$1,450 (ex GST as the course is held overseas)


This is the original SDA 4-Day Course.  2012 Cancellation policy.pdf

*Please note accommodation & flights are not included in course costs. For short term accommodation options, click here

 What you will learn:

Sports Dietitians Australia’s 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

Pratical 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. 

Registration Includes:

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

The next Australian course is scheduled for 1-4 May 2015 at the AIS, Canberra, ACT. To register your interest, please click here

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