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Qualification title:

Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Integrative Sport and Exercise Nutrition

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Vocational Related Qualification (Higher Education)



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Progression routes:

•A university partner, where they can complete a further 60 credits to receive a full master’s degree
• Directly into employment in an associated profession.


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Course Overview

The aim of the QUALIFI Level 7 Diploma in Integrative Sport and Exercise Nutrition is to provide learners with a deeper academic understanding of a health-based-performance approach to sports nutrition application within a sports and exercise setting. Additionally, learners will develop and nurture practical skills for a career in sport and exercise nutrition practice.

Successful completion of the QUALIFI Level 7 Diploma in Integrative Sport and Exercise Nutrition provides learners with the opportunity to progress to further study, enter employment, or to specialise further within their role as a health, wellness, or sports practitioner.


  • Integrative Body Systems in Sports Nutrition
  • Applied Performance Nutrition
  • Mentoring and Case Studies Programme
  • Capstone Research and Project
  • Hypertrophy for Sport and Exercise
  • Gastrointestinal and Immune Health in Athletes
  • Harnessing Mitochondrial Energy for the Athlete
  • Ergogenic Aids for the Athlete Natural Sports Cookery
  • ‘Healthspan’ – Functional Health of an Ageing Athlete
  • Health and Physical Success of Female Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Nutrition Support in Sport
  • Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDs)
  • A Mind-body Perspective in Sport

Learning Outcomes

  1. Gain a comprehensive knowledge of physiological body systems within the context of the pressures of exercise training and sporting competitions.
  2. Learn clinical skills that enable them to support the body systems of athletic clients with nutrition, exercise and lifestyle advice.
  3. Understand quantitative approaches to sports nutrition, including caloric estimations, macronutrient ratios, and micronutrients needs, while respecting the limitations of these methods within the context of personalised interventions.
  4. Gain clinical practice by participating in client consultations, conducted by very experienced nutrition practitioners, plus engaging in their own case study consultations.
  5. Broaden their scope of practice, and to potentially begin the process of specialism as kindled by one or more of the specialist topics in the course.
  6. Delve into the deeper aspects of becoming a successful sporting practitioner, including working with the psychology and greater ecosystem of an athletic client.

Entry Requirements

  • Approved Centres are responsible for reviewing and making decisions as to the applicant’s ability to complete the learning programme successfully and meet the demands of the qualification. The initial assessment by the centre, will need to consider the support that is readily available or can be made available to meet individual learner needs as appropriate.
  • The qualification has been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access, for this qualification applicants must be aged 20 or over.
  • Entry to the qualification will be through centre interviews and applicants will be expected to hold a Level 6 qualification. In certain circumstances learners who have relevant industry knowledge may be gain entry to the qualification.
  • In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6 (or equivalent) is required. International qualifications will be checked for appropriate enrolment to UK higher education postgraduate programmes where applicable. The applicants are normally required to produce two supporting references, at least one of which should preferably be academic.

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Qualifi Level 7 Diploma in Integrative Sport and Exercise Nutrition