Level 5 Course in Nutrition for Weight Management and Athletic Performance


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Get Qualified in Sports Nutrition

OriGym has created the Level 5 Award in Nutrition for Sport. This nutrition course will expand your knowledge of weight management, healthy diet plans and how to write effective goal-orientated nutrition plans for specific exercise and sporting goals.

After completion of the OriGym's online nutrition course, you can start advertising yourself as a certified nutritionist. 

Business support post-course is free, including free business resources, useful articles and marketing training to help facilitate you running your own nutritional advice or weight management clinic. 

This course can be taken online using our fantastic range of distance learning tools. Find out more about the Level 5 nutrition qualification by making an enquiry or downloading our latest prospectus.

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Available Packages

Deluxe Personal Trainer Package

  • Level 3 Certificate in Fitness Instructing
  • Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training
  • Level 4 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 5 Certificate in Obesity Control
  • Level 5 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Myofascial Release CPD
  • Body Weight Training CPD
  • Business & Marketing CPD
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Postural Analysis CPD
0% Interest Payment Plans

The Expert Trainer Package

  • Level 4 Exercise Referral
  • Level 5 Certificate in Diabetes Control & Weight Management
  • Level 5 Certificate in Obesity Control & Weight Management
  • Level 5 Nutrition in Weight Management & Athletic Performance
0% Interest Payment Plans
  • Medicine Ball Training CPD
  • Suspension Training CPD
  • Bodyweight Training CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Advanced Training Systems CPD
  • Business & Marketing CPD
0% Interest Payment Plans

OriGym's are the only company in the world to offer the online sports nutrition course that covers weight management, effects of steroids, supplements and nutrition periodisation in the same qualification. 

OriGym’s industry-leading Level 5 Certificate in Advanced Sports Nutrition is a 100% online advanced nutrition course and be completed all-around your existing schedule, lifestyle and timetable.

This course is both designed for existing fitness professionals and those looking to develop their personal knowledge on nutrition and you will get 7 days per week online tutor support from our award-nominated team. 

Course Length: Students can begin learning straight away and as there are no practical assessments, students can complete the programme in as short or long a time as they wish.
Entry Requirements: There are no pre-requisites, but students must be aged 16+ to enrol.
What You’ll Qualify With: Level 5 Certificate in Advanced Nutrition for Sport & Exercise
Cost: €1199 with no hidden fees for certifications or exams, and unlimited free examination re-sits.
Offer & Payment Options: Spread the cost with 0% interest on all study methods

Find out more on OriGym's Nutrition course (online) by submitting an enquiry today or downloading our latest prospectus here.

Study Options

OriGym's sports nutrition course is studied via online learning, where you can study all around your current family and work commitments at a pace and within a time frame that suits you as an individual. 

Our multi-award nominated learning platform is custom built and designed to make your learning simple to navigate and has plethora of different learning resources, so you can learn the way that best suits you. You will study via a combination of interactive e-learning, online lectures, eBooks, videos and with 7 days per week dedicated email and phone support from individuals qualified as nutritionists, teachers and personal trainers, all the help and support you need is just an email or call away. 

The certificate in nutrition takes 10 weeks on average to complete and you get post course support launching your business, getting interviews and a free business and marketing course.

How You’ll Be Assessed

To achieve the Nutrition Diploma in Weight Management and Athletic Performance you will need to complete a variety of assessments, which you can do via our e-learning platform and as there is no practical assessment, you will not be required to come into one of training venues in order to complete your assessments.

Online Learning Course Assessments

The following assessments must be completed to complete the Distance Learning Sports Nutrition course:

  • Submitting a case study of work - Pass Required (Open Book)
  • Completing the online nutrition course assignments for both units - Pass Required
  • Online nutrition exam - 90% Pass Rate Required (Open Book)

Throughout your course and in preparation for your assessments you will receive the maximum support from our nutrition team to ensure you have the best possible chance of passing first time. Additionally, at OriGym we do not believe in financially punishing students for failing an assessment, thus you will also get unlimited free re-sits on all assessments, the only company in Ireland to offer this on all our qualifications.

What You’ll learn

A sports nutritionist needs to have a holistic knowledge and understanding of a wide range of nutritional needs as you may be working with a wide variety of professional and amateur athletes from various sporting disciplines and gym goers that have different fitness goals and commitments. With this in mind, OriGym's holistic nutrition course covers all spectrums, update legislation and information for all sporting and fitness goals. You can apply the skills and knowledge gained to all types of clients including, bodybuilders, runners, cyclists, footballers and many more.

Macros and Micros

  • Comprehend macro and micronutrients and their physiological functions and sources.
  • Understand how the human body expends energy and the components of energy consumption. 
  • How disease is influenced by diet
  • How the needs and requirements of hydration and nutrition changes with age

Understand Nutrition Legislation

  • Understand legislative requirements and how to assess food labels against those requirements. 
  • Outline the legal requirements in relation to health and nutrition claims

Understand the Relationship Between Nutrition and Physical Activity

  • Understand and identify how different forms of physical activity and intensity influences energy expenditure.
  • Learn how to advise athletes and clients on advance nutritional strategies and enhance their sporting performance.
  • Understand both legal and illegal performance enhancing drugs, why they are utilised, the affects and how they relate to health.
  • Explain how to estimate energy requirements based on physical activity levels and other relevant factors
  • How to write and deliver effective programmes based on fitness goals.

Plus, Specialist Knowledge of:

  • Sport and exercise nutrition for athletes
  • Nutrition for special populations, including the elderly, children, pregnant women and more.
  • Meal Prep and planning
  • Obesity prevention in children
  • Nutrition for pregnant and breastfeeding women
  • Vegetarian and Vegan diets

Careers & Progression

On completion of the Level 5 EQF qualification in nutrition, you'll be able to write tailored plans to a range of clients and athletes. Additionally, you can work with sports teams, supplement companies and a range of both public and private sector organisations. Whichever career route you decide to pursue, OriGym will be here to support you with our post course support programme.

Careers Support

OriGym offers more post course support to our students than any other provider in Ireland. Upon completion of the certification in sports nutrition OriGym will help you secure your ideal job role by firstly helping you with your CV and then distributing to it our list of corporate partners in your location, depending on the avenue you wish to go down. 

Progression Routes

There a several routes to progression you can explore to supplement your nutrition qualification, including, the personal training diploma, sports massage course and a host of other Level 5 fitness courses qualifications to expand your earning potential and knowledge. 

Alumni Benefits

OriGym partners with numerous nutrition and health-based companies from every aspect of the health and fitness sector to provide you with a host of exclusive discounts that you can utilise throughout your career as a nutrition advisor, including on insurance, supplements, nutrition software plus dozens more.

OriGym is proud to qualify 7,000 fitness professionals each year across Ireland and the UK. We have been nominated for multiple awards including “Training provider of the Year” in 2017 and 2018 in addition to being a finalist for "The Most Innovative Provider" at the Active Training Awards. 

OriGym also is a Trustpilot partner, the largest and most trustworthy review platform in the world to showcase hundreds of genuinely satisfied customers.

OriGym is also an IS9001 certified business which means our systems and processes have been external certified and only a few training providers in the world have this accolade. 

Additionally, OriGym has partnerships with some of the biggest gym chains in Ireland and the UK including JD Gyms, Sports Direct and DW Fitness First, helping to place over 90% of graduates into work within weeks of qualifying. Additionally, we run the academies for these companies as well as partnerships with the MOD (Ministry of Defence) and QMU University all whom trust OriGym with their training, so you know you can too. 

At OriGym we believe in making affordable training available to all. We do not apply or include fees for exams, re-sits, registrations, certifying or apply admin fees that are rife with our competitors. Additionally, we own many of our own training centres, thus cutting out venue hire costs that other providers place upon their students enabling us to offer the most cost-effective courses in Ireland. 

Yes, OriGym has supported many students in the past and present that have some form of physical disability. We deliberately partner with gyms and venues that have disabled access to not disadvantage such students.

OriGym will determine at point of enrolment the extent of your physical capabilities to ensure the course is a good fit for you. If we do not deem the course a good fit, we have the right to decline the enrolment on the grounds of being in the student’s best interests.

OriGym prides itself on not just being a course provider but offering a comprehensive post course support programme that is unrivalled by any competitor both in Ireland and Internationally. 

As soon as you complete your course, OriGym's recruitment team will arrange a career consultation with you, help you construct your CV, giving you templates to work with and then manual review it for you and providing feedback to ensure its spot on.

Then we will distribute your CV in accordance to your post code to secure interviews whether that being for gym instructing, personal training or sports massage positions. OriGym has the largest network of corporate partners in Ireland and can guarantee interviews at most of them.

We will even provide you with interview support over the phone or email in addition to giving you some useful resources that you can use that will help you during the interview process. 

Take full advantage of OriGym's extensive alumni, which allows you to get exclusive discounts on gym equipment, clothing, supplements and more.

If you enrol onto a online or part-time course you will learn via OriGym's interactive e-learning platform which is fully custom built to give you the best possible learning experience. All resources are produced from scratch which includes videos, quizzes, assignments, eBooks, PDF downloads and downloadable booklets. You can book to speak to a qualified tutor over email or phone, 7 days per week if you have a query or just need some guidance, that's what they are here for.

When attending a full-time course, you will learn through a combination of hardback material for your leaner achievement portfolio and have some access to the learning portal for supporting resources. Full time courses are taught by qualified teachers, assessors and fitness professionals to guide you through the course, face to face.

There are no pre-requisite requirements to enrol onto the Level 5 Advanced Sports Nutrition Course. You do have to be at least 16 years old to enrol. 

The Level 5 online nutrition course is a unique qualification just to OriGym. It comprehensively covers all nutrition legislation, effects of steroids and supplements, macros and micros, diet planning and meal prepping amongst many other intriguing modules.

There are many routes to market with the Level 5 course in nutrition to bolstering your income and expanding opportunities in the health and fitness sector. You can explore offering a wide variety of ways both employed and freelance to increase your income a freelance nutrition expert. You could offer online, qualified nutrition advice and programmes to clients, creating online nutrition webinars or seminars or work with local sports clubs to create nutritional programmes.

Additionally, the nutrition for sport course perfectly complements the role of a Personal Trainer as exercise and nutrition go hand in hand. This in turn will help you drive clients from one side of your business to the other. 

Alternately you can work in an employed capacity as a nutrition advisor or to simply enhance your employability within mainstream gyms, and health clubs.


Fully Accredited

OriGym's online sports nutrition qualification is regulated by Ofqual and accredited by CIMSPA.

Professional Guidance

Our free post course support will help you write a professional CV and help distribute it to our corporate partner network.

Alumni Benefits

Upon completion of the online nutrition certification, you will get instant access to our alumni of dozens of leading nutrition brands.

  • Puregym
  • Virgin Active
  • Everlast Fitness Club
  • DW Fitness First
  • JD Gyms
  • Sport Direct Fitness


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Angel Howarth

Fitness Influencer & Personal Trainer

Amazing Course & Career

After having a long-term passion for fitness and having built up her fitness Instagram page (@angfitpt) following to nearly 60k, Angel was getting messages constantly regarding her routines and workout posts. She decided to enrol onto OriGym's Personal Training Diploma and since has also started her Advanced Nutrition Qualification to offer her followers expert, qualified advice. 

Before I started the course, I was a lover of the gym, but unsure where I wanted to take my career. I was at university studying something I couldn’t see myself doing. That was until I found OriGym. I wanted to do the course so I could learn more about a passion of mine and eventually turn it into a career. I wanted the knowledge to turn my passion into my day to day life. I am now going to start working in a gym as a personal trainer, building my own business and hopefully continue to study around the subject too. I’m excited for what the future holds!

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Ramnik Sembi

Founder of Ramnik Personal Training

Invaluable practical experience!

Before OriGym Ramnik was facing redundancy after a 10-year career. With an existing interest in health and fitness, Ramnik knew a role helping others to reach their goals would suit his personality and ambition. Searching online, he signed up to the Level 3 Gym Instructor and Level 4 Personal Trainer course. 

I absolutely made the right decision to choose OriGym! I’m very grateful for their continued support and their amazing tutors. They are really encouraging, helping to build your confidence to succeed. OriGym’s approach to flexibility encouraged me to study in my own time through online assessments and tutorials. Perfect for a busy parent juggling responsibilities.

My career since has gone from strength to strength. I set up my own brand whilst studying, creating a home-based studio where I train my clients. I also work as a Group Fitness Instructor, have set up my own HIIT fitness event and work with local academies encouraging children to enjoy exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Sue Evans

Fitness Instructor & Personal Trainer

I love my new career!

Before joining OriGym, Sue worked in a gym as a Membership Sales Advisor. Many new members asked if Sue would be willing to train them, but as she wasn't qualified, she had to keep turning them down. Researching several companies, Sue enrolled on OriGym's Personal Training Diploma and has never looked back!

I researched many fitness courses but kept coming back to OriGym. I felt a good vibe from the team and the owners Luke and Steph are friendly & down to earth. I loved how involved they were in the courses! The course itself was AMAZING! The staff and teachers were fantastic, I really felt that they cared about me and my progress, going above and beyond what I had ever expected from them.

I’m now a confident Personal Trainer working for an international gym chain. The future looks so bright for me; I’m even enquiring about doing a season on a Cruise ship as part of the Royal Caribbean fitness team! OriGym has helped to make my dreams come true.


Interest-Free Payments

You can pay in affordable monthly instalments with 0% finance available and we will not ask for guarantors.

Flexible Payment Plans

Payment plans designed to be flexible and convenient for you, meaning you can focus on enjoying your course!

Best Price

Our sports nutrition course packages start from just 1199 Euros, with strong potential earnings after.

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