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Certified Sports Performance and Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Course Description

This course provides an extensive in-depth view into the emergent science and philosophy of sports nutrition. Students will learn how to combine genomically compatible food with controlled exercise and fitness to improve exercise tolerance, athletic performance and optimize body composition. Students will develop the expertise needed to design personalized nutrition protocols for clients with a wide variety of fitness, health and sport related objectives. The course also explores the judicious use of dietary supplements for health and performance, epigenetics, healthy aging and life extension. Anyone interested in offering holistic sports nutrition, fitness and human performance advise to their clients should enrol in this unique and specialized program. It is truly holistic and dedicated to the philosophy of natural medicine and functional health.

Career  Opportunities

Infofit’s Certified Sports Performance and Fitness Nutrition Specialist graduate is in high demand. Students who complete this course can find work as a Personal Trainer specializing in Holistic Sports Nutrition or branch out into many related health and fitness fields. Student graduates work as personal trainers, health food store retailers, gym owners, group fitness instructors, sales reps, nutrition advisors, dietitians, health professionals and athletic coaches.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • Utilize whole natural food and supplements as tools for enhancing athletic performance and improving body composition
  • Utilize natural food as a clean energy source and as a primary fuel to stabilize blood sugar and prevent sugar cravings
  • Create a practical nutrition protocol and healthy dietary regimen for clients
  • Describe the role and function of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and amino acids in health and disease
  • Recommend the use of specific natural health products to enhance energy, elevate metabolism, repair injuries and improve exercise recovery
  • Understand the basic biochemistry of carbohydrates, fats and proteins
  • Teach clients when and how to eat to help improve their capacity to exercise
  • Use the science of body typing to help clients understand the uniqueness of their own body and how it responds individually to food and exercise
  • Determine the protein requirements of any individual or athlete
  • Use food and supplements to reduce inflammation, optimize body composition and reduce body fat
  • Recognize the effects of stress and exercise on the structure and function of the human body
  • Comprehend the importance of muscle and its relationship to health and the immune system
  • Describe the process involved that causes Sarcopenia and muscle weakness
  • Know the difference between empty calories and food that heals the body
  • Discuss a wide range of therapeutic dietary options with clients
  • Recognize the difference between a food or diet that is acid or alkaline forming
  • Teach clients about glycemic index, glycemic load and carbohydrate density
  • Compare any national diet or food pyramid to the known facts and science of nutrition
  • Understand the basic principles behind Functional and Naturopathic Medicine
  • Recognize the detrimental effects of sucrose, fructose and refined sugar on human health
  • Create a pre- and/or post-workout protein shake using supplements proven by research to be reliable and safe to enhance workout capacity and improve recovery
  • Recommend specific nutrition protocols to reduce inflammation and accelerate wound healing.
  • Teach the psychology that must be developed and cultivated to achieve and sustain ideal bodyweight.
  • Help ‘hard gainers‘ to gain muscle and bodyweight with optimum nutrition, dietary supplements and the right training and exercise strategy
  • Educate clients on the differences between lifespan, life expectancy and health span
  • Talk to anyone about the multiple benefits of both fitness and nutrition
  • Dispel many of the common myths associated with what food and supplements can and cannot do
  • Teach clients important life principles that pertain to the management of personal health and wellness as a lifestyle

Sports Performance and Fitness Nutrition

Delivery Methods

The course is delivered as instructor led, online lecture format. Students will need computer with internet access.

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements for this program are as follows:

Required Textbooks

Upon registration students will receive a copy of the NSCA’s Guide to Sports and Exercise Nutrition to utilize as a course textbook and a copy of a student study guide for taking notes during class.

Continuing Education Credits


Program Duration:

The Certified Sports Performance and Fitness Nutrition Specialist program is offered 7 hours during the week, with a total of 105 instructional hours over 15 weeks

Refund Policy

Refund policy

Homework Hours

After each class session the student will be required to read specific sections from their workbook and textbook on topics discussed that day in the class. Approximate total number of reading time in hours is 40 hours.

Student Progress/Assessment Methods

Student performance will be evaluated based on class attendance, discussion and interaction with the teacher and completion of all classroom exams including the final.

Attendance Expectations

Students are expected to have 100% attendance. Any student that misses a day must make that day up by completing the necessary assignment.

Graduation Requirements


The course consists of 3 Modules, there will be a 55 question timed exam after each module.  These 3 exams will make up 50% of the course mark

There will be one final 100 question exam at the end of the course. The final exam will make up 50% of the course mark.

Students will need to get 70% overall mark to graduate from the course and receive the credential

Upon successful completion of the entire Certified Sports Performance and Fitness Nutrition Specialist program, Infofit will provide each student a Certificate of Graduation. Students must complete all course requirements to receive the Certificate of Graduation and credit for this course. The student’s final grade is based on the following grading distribution.

A+   95% or more     B+   80-84      C+   65-69     P   50-54

A     90-94                  B     75-79      C     60-64     NC  0-49

A-    85-89                 B-   70-74       C-    55-59

Financial assistance available, if qualified.  Learn More

Certified Sports Performance and Fitness Nutrition Specialist Tuition is Tax Deductible, Infofit is a Certified Educational Institution and RESP’s are accepted.

Infofit’s Certified Sports Performance and Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training


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Certified Sports Performance and Fitness Nutrition Specialist
Course DatesDays & TimesCostLocation
Sep 9 - Dec 23, 201915 Weeks
Mon & Tues from 6pm-930pm
$1,995.00Online Instructor led format

Prefer to take this Course Online at Your Own Pace?

Consisting of ten instructive online learning modules that took more than a decade to research and develop, this comprehensive distance learning education program certifies each student as a Certified Sports Nutrition Advisor (CSNA).

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