Post Graduate Diploma in Nutrition, Health and Sport

Duration: 40 Weeks

AAPS’ Nutrition, Health and Sport program teaches students how to integrate and apply the effect of exercise and physical activity on health and chronic disease prevention. Providing an understanding of the role of food in the body, basic nutrition and planning healthy diets, fitness, health, and disease, it also focuses on the scientific fundamentals of nutrition and metabolism influencing us throughout our lives.

The curriculum includes sports specific nutrition, optimizing performance and understanding the nutritional demands of sports. The program’s food courses develop a hands-on approach to food safety and quality, while allowing students the opportunity to earn food safety certification.

The program integrates industry knowledge from the areas of food processing, quality assurance, microbiology and food safety to preserve, process, package, and distribute foods that are safe, healthy and high quality. It is designed for both those seeking entry level employment or ongoing career development in the food and beverage industry.

Course Outline

  1. Fundamentals of Nutrition – NHS101
  2. Nutritional Assessment (project, Nutritional Assessment and Planning) – NHS102
  3. Nutrition in Aging – NHS103
  4. Food Processing – FTSQ104
  5. Nutrition in Disease State (Clinical Nutrition) – NHS104
  6. Food Microbiology – FTSQ106
  7. Nutrition in Life Cycle – NHS105
  8. Food Safety (HACCP and BRC) – FTSQ102
  9. Weight Managements – NHS106
  10. Research in current topics in Nutrition (project) – NHS107
  11. Nutrition for the Endurance Exercises and Sports – NHS108
  12. Nutrition for the Strength Exercises and Sports – NHS109
  13. Supplements in Health and Sport – NHS111
  14. Doping in Sport – NHS112
  15. Technical Writing and Research Methods – NHS113
  16. Professionalism and Career Development – NHS114

Graduates may choose to pursue careers in:

  • Private and public recreational facilities
  • Sports performance facilities
  • Healthcare facilities and medical clinics
  • Fitness centres and gyms
  • Health coaching
  • Employee wellness programs
  • Nutrition educator in different facilities
  • Food and food services industry
  • Natural health stores
  • Self-employment as a consultant