A performance nutrition certification like no other

Learn the science and application of holistic, evidence-based nutrition for health and performance, leading to accreditation with the Sports Nutrition Association and taught by leading experts, at your own pace, from anywhere in the world.

Also provides 20 CPD points from REPs

  • Study to become a qualified and accredited sports nutritionist

  • Learn how to apply evidence-based concepts of nutrition to support health and improve performance

  • Further education and registration pathways available

  • On completion, progress to become a clinical nutritionist with our Clinical Nutrition training program (HPN2)

Approved education provider

Sports Nutrition Association

The Certified Holistic & Performance Nutrition Coach (Sports Nutritionist) is recognised by the Sports Nutrition Association.
Graduates of our program are eligible for registration as Accredited Sports Nutritionists.

Continuing education provider

Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners endorsed provider logo

Bundle includes

Here are all the courses that are included in your bundle.

Prospective students, please note:

This program assumes some prior knowledge

This course assumes some prior knowledge.
If you do not possess an undergraduate diploma or degree that includes Anatomy & Physiology, take our bridging course (Certificate in Foundations of Health Science) to start your journey towards being a Sports Nutritionist.

Payment options

save with a one-off payment or choose an easy monthly installment plan.

Do you need financial assistance?

Support is available

We believe in democratising education and offer discounted fees for people from qualifying low-income countries, community-services card-holders, along with low-cost education finance through our finance partner.

Your instructors

Proven experts in sports and performance practice

Senior Lecturer [Research Methods & Strength/Body Composition Nutrition]

Dr Eric Helms

Eric Helms MSc, PhD, CSCS is a coach, athlete, author, and educator. He earned pro status as a natural bodybuilder with the PNBA in 2011 and competes with the IPF at international level events as an unequipped powerlifter. Eric has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in exercise science and nutrition journals and writes for commercial fitness publications. He is also a research fellow at Auckland University of Technology.

Founder & CEO/Senior Lecturer

Dr Cliff Harvey

Cliff Harvey PhD, DipFit, DipNat, is a nutritionist, naturopath, author, life and purpose coach, and researcher.
In over two decades of practice, he has helped thousands of people to achieve their goals, from those who are chronically and acutely unwell, through to elite-level athletes, and ‘elite-attitude’ business people and entrepreneurs.
He is an active researcher and is known for performing foundational research on keto-flu, ketogenic supplements, and 'carbohydrate tolerance' between individuals.
Cliff is a best-selling author of several books and is a former world champion strength athlete and competitive submission wrestler.

Members Support/Lecturer/Tutor [Health Science & Clinical Nutrition]

Ashley Greaves

Ashley Greaves BA, MSc, CNS is a licensed dietitian nutritionist in the US and holds a master's degree in clinical nutrition. Ashley is our member support guru and clinical nutrition specialist.


  • How long does the course take?

    HPN1 students have up to 2 years to complete the Holistic & Performance Nutrition Coaching program at your own pace, but most members complete it within a year if studying full time. How quickly you go through the course is entirely up to you!

  • Would it allow me to practice as a nutritionist?

    Once you've completed the HPN1 program, depending on which track you've decided to go down. With the Sports Nutritionist track, you will come out of the program as a Certified Health & Performance Nutrition Coach registered with the SNA, meaning you'll also be an Accredited Sports Nutritionist.

  • How is the course tested? Are there tests at the end of each course?

    There is an assignment for each module and an exam at the end of the course. Ashley Greaves, our (awesome and very supportive) members support guru, will help guide you through the required assessments.

  • How is the course taught? Is it all online & can it be studied via any device?

    All of our courses are taught online and can be studied at your own pace, on any device, from anywhere around the world.

  • What's the difference between the two different HPN1 tracks?

    Our Sports Nutritionist track leads to registration with the Sports Nutrition Association as an Accredited Sports Nutritionist. This means that you will be able to register, be insured, and work with people as a nutritionist for performance and sports improvement. The Health Coaching track focusses on health coaching and looks more at behavioural change for health. We are currently working towards this being accredited by the Health Coaches Association of Australia and New Zealand. If you can't decide, we also now offer a combined program (Sports Nutritionist + Health Coach) for just a small amount more.

  • What's the difference between being a Sports Nutritionist and an Holistic and Performance Nutritionist (HPN2)

    Being a Holistic and Performance Nutritionist is different from being a Sports Nutritionist as the latter is unable to work with disease and disorder. Graduates of our Certified Holistic & Performance Nutritionist qualification (HPN2) are now eligible for registration with the Clinical Nutrition Association. To enter this HPN2 clinical nutrition training program you must have completed our Certified Holistic & Performance Nutrition Coach or Sports Nutritionist (HPN1) program.