Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Nutrition

Kickstart your coaching career and gain the Diploma in Personal Training and Certificate in Sports Nutrition

Course overview

If you are ready to pursue an Exciting New Career in Personal Training and want to add a specialised Qualification in Sports Nutrition, this is the perfect Diploma for you.

The Personal Training Diploma includes the Fitness Instructor and Personal Training courses and is completed via a combination of online and practical learning with the Certificate in Sports Nutrition completed 100% online.

No previous experience or qualifications are required for entry, just a passion for Health and Fitness and a desire to help others. We will take you from a Fitness Enthusiast to a Fully Qualified Personal Trainer capable of starting your own Personal Training Business or Coaching in an existing Gym/Facility. 

Course information

This course is open to anyone over the age of 16

Fitness Instructor Section

  • Professional practice for Fitness Professionals
  • Exercise, fitness and lifestyle consultation and management
  • Planning and instructing gym-based exercise programmes
  • Anatomy and physiology for exercise and fitness professionals


Personal Training Section

  • Foundations of Nutrition for exercise, fitness, health and wellbeing
  • Designing and delivering personal training programmes
  • Applied anatomy for exercise, fitness, health and wellbeing
  • Business Planning and Growth for Personal Trainers


Award in Nutrition 

  • Principles of Nutrition 
  • Nutrition for sport

This course can be completed mostly online around your own schedule alongside 1 to 1 tutor support via phone/zoom. 

Watch the online video lectures and complete the online quizzes and coursework.

Complete multiple choice online exams and a practical assessment at the end of the course.

First complete the Diploma in Personal Training then the Certificate in Sports Nutrition

As you can study around your own schedule, you also dictate the course duration. You can complete within 12 weeks or take up to one year, whatever suits you and your schedule. An average completion time is around 16 weeks if studying part time. 

This is an Internationally Accredited Qualification with OFQUAL and is CIMSPA Approved.

This is a Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and a Level 3 Certificate in UK. The Award in Nutrition is a Level 4 Certification in the UK and Level 5 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) 

You will receive a Level 3 Diploma in Personal training (EQF Level 4) and a Level 4 Certificate in Sports Nutrition (EQF Level 5)

Our main assessment centre is in Clondalkin, Dublin with practical assessment days available on a monthly basis. Just book the first date that suits you once you have completed the online learning and coursework.

Why students love our courses

Laura Mullaney

“I recently qualified as a Gym instructor + Personal trainer with Uni learning and it was honestly one of my best decisions that I’ve ever made.

The Personal Training Diploma ticked those boxes for me as I could work this around my own schedule and study online.  The tutors are incredibly kind and helpful and responded very quickly to any questions that I had related to coursework or examinations.

I loved that I could do this course at home at my own pace as a busy mother of two. It took that extra pressure off and allowed me to complete in my own time as stress free as possible.

I am now enrolled on my next course which is to become a Pre and Post-natal fitness specialist which I’m very excited about!

Thank you so much for everything. I am now a proudly qualified PT & coach and doing what I love "

James Crossey

“I really enjoyed my time doing my Diploma in Personal Training! The structure of the courses made it very easy to understand and progress through them and I liked how I could complete it at my own pace as I was working a 9-5.

After completing the course I’ve been hired as a fitness instructor in Better Gym and I couldn’t be happier as I’m one step closer to my dream career!

Will definitely be staying with Uni Learning to do the Strength and Conditioning and progress my career even further.”

Paul Cahalane

“I reached my goals as I recently qualified as a personal trainer with Uni Learning. I’m so happy I made this decision.
Working two jobs and a very very busy schedule. Having a passion in the fitness industry, the gym was my escape so I wanted to take this interest and passion further when a friend of mine recommended Uni Learning. This suited me very much so as it’s online and very flexible it worked around my schedule, not me working around it.
Everyone at the Uni Learning team was very approachable, very pleasant and helpful and always there to answer any questions related to the course. This always helps a lot, I couldn’t recommend more. 
Again, all I can say is if you have an interest and go for it, you won’t regret it.”

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