Nutrition is a science, but its application to real people and their goals, is an art.
If you want to master the science and practical application of nutrition from a certified source, the BTN Practical Academy is where it’s at. Our fully online course is supported with four course textbooks, dedicated webinars and weekly Q&A support sessions, all taught by 12 specialist tutors. That means you’ll learn about nutrition & coaching from credible industry experts including dieticians, sports nutritionists, psychologists, university lecturers and researchers, and highly experienced coaches, ensuring you get the right balance between science, practical application and real-world experience.
This Qualification is accredited by Active IQ, the leading awarding body in the leisure sector both in the UK and internationally. They are regulated by Ofqual so you can be rest assured the standards of our qualifications are always kept to the highest levels.
- Master the anatomy, physiology and endocrinology of nutrition
- Practically use your knowledge with a diverse array of clients
- Be able to assess clients effectively and efficiently
- Learn how to properly monitor consistency and adherence with clients
- Get the confidence and competence to coach others
- Study around work and home life, in your own time
- Certified Level 4 Qualification through Active IQ
- 100% online flexible learning
- Four course textbooks written by industry leading tutors
- Lifelong access to course
- Exclusive access to the BTN Coaching Community
- Electronic & hard copy certification
- 1-2-1 support from the BTN team
- Tried and tested assessment tools & plans to use with clients
- Study case studies on how to be successful after graduation
- FREE access to iPT, a globally used business education platform for coaches for you to advance your career and business
Enrol on the course
Self Paced x6 Instalments
Self Paced x12 Instalments
Self Paced x18 Instalments
The BTN Practical Academy is our level 4 Nutrition Coaching Qualification, the first in the UK, and is suited to fitness coaches, personal trainers, health practitioners, aspiring nutrition coaches, and individuals looking for an advanced understanding of nutrition.
There are no entry requirements to study on the BTN Practical Academy, we do however recommend having a base understanding of nutrition science before signing up to this qualificationsuch as our Foundation Academy, as The Practical Academy will not cover fundamental topics of nutrition such as micronutrients, hydration and supplements.
We would advise if you’re unsure to book a call with us so we can discuss this with you.
Nutrition is a science, but its application is an art. Our Level 4 Qualification in Nutrition Coaching helps you bridge the gap between the two so that you can truly help others change their lives and be qualified to do so.
Over the course of your qualification you’ll learn topics such as critical thinking and research analysis, coaching weight loss and muscle building, sports and exercise performance, helping specialist clients with issues like PCOS and diabetes, behaviour change, motivational interviewing, and much more. Download our full course syllabus
All modules are supported with four course textbooks, dedicated webinars and weekly Q&A support sessions with industry leading dieticians, sports nutritionists, university lecturers, psychologists, athletes and experienced coaches, ensuring you get the right balance of hard nutrition science, practical application and real-world coaching experience.
There are 5 assessments throughout the year, with no exam at the end of the qualification. These are open-book, written assessments which check your understanding of the theory of nutrition, as well as asking questions that ask you to apply your knowledge in hypothetical, real world client scenarios. We’re not testing your ability to memorise facts and science; we’re assessing your ability to coach real people in real world situations.
All assessments are individually marked and then internally and externally verified by Active iQ to ensure that marking is fair and accurate. This means that upon completing the BTN Practical Academy you can be confident that you really earned your qualification and are competent to practice as a qualified nutrition coach.
This qualification allows you to be insured to practice and work as a nutrition coach, both online and offline, and apply for related jobs in the field.
You will have an internationally recognised Level 4 Qualification in Nutrition Coaching through Active IQ, so this stands you in very good stead within the nutrition and coaching industry. After you graduate the world is your oyster, you can work 1-2-1 with clients, work with groups, help your local community, develop corporate well-being programs, apply for nutrition related jobs, the list is endless. All things we help you navigate over duration of the course, opening your eyes up to the options and what past students have done, giving you proven paths to success to follow.
You can either study at your own pace withour self-paced option, or as part of a live cohort with intakes twice a year in May and November.
If enrolling on one of our live intakes, the qualification will take 12 months to complete. If you select the self-paced option, it may take more or less time depending on the time you can devote to it.
You’ll learn live on a week-to-week basis, involving approx. 5-7 hours per week of total study time. This is of course highly flexible, meaning you can study around a busy life and choose study hours that work for you. It’s also not a problem if you take a 1-2 week break as you can read ahead and/or catch up again afterwards. If you miss the live learning, or live in a different time zone, you can simply watch the webinar on
The first internationally recognised Level 4 Qualification in Nutrition Coaching done by 1000s of coaches to date. We don't need to bamboozle you with misleading terms, our Practical Academy gives you a recognised industry qualification you can use to further your career, however you decide to forge your future career direction.
The BTN Practical Academy Level 4 Qualification in Nutrition Coaching gives you all the tools & knowledge to become a successful, world class nutrition coach. Not only will you learn evidence-based nutrition in detail, but you’ll also explore techniques that will have a real impact with clients including critical thinking and behaviour change. BTN will support you in growing as a coach with access to business and career modules, 1-2-1 advice, graduated student cases studied, and access to iPT.
Have confidence knowing you're learning from a credible, certified industry training provider. Our Practical Academy is externally verified and assessed by Active iQ ensuring the quality of our learning material and the standing of your qualification. We also work in partnership with CIMSPA to continually develop resources and feedback to elevate the standards to teaching and coaching in the industry.