Throughout this short programme in Sports Fitness Nutrition, the participants are taken through a concise journey starting from the basics of nutrition and its relation to fitness, through to becoming more adept at taking the right decisions or giving appropriate advice, even in their specific sport field.

In the course of this trajectory, the biological breakdown of food, and its absorption are discussed. Food supplements and related legal nutritional aids that are being more commonly used by athletes are also tackled.

The psychological motivational push needed to achieve nutritional and the associated athletic goals is also discussed in this intentional move towards heightened levels of sports fitness.

This course provides the necessary nutritional background to support decision-making in enhancing fitness. In particular, targeted individuals are athletes, sports coaches, fitness instructors, and others who want to make a conscious effort to improve their health and well-being. It may also add to the knowledge background of those reading qualifications in Health and Social Care, and Hospitality, and who have a desire to help their clients improve their dietary habits

Malta/EU Fee



Malta Further and Higher Education Authority

The Malta Further and Higher Education Authority (MFHEA) was officially launched on the 8th of January 2021 and is legislated by the revised Education Act which came into force on the 1st of January 2021. Our tagline is ‘Quality Education for Confident Futures.’

Our mission statement is:

“to foster the development and achievement of excellence in further and higher education in Malta through research, effective licensing, accreditation, quality assurance, and recognition of qualifications established under the Malta Qualifications Framework.”

The MFHEA focuses on:

  • providing accreditation to further and higher educational institutions;
  • providing accreditation to programmes or courses of studies at further and higher education levels;
  • quality assurance of both educational institutions and programmes or courses;
  • recognition of obtained national or international qualifications as well as prospective qualifications;
  • validation of informal and non-formal learning;
  • research and policy recommendations on issues related to further and higher education.

The MFHEA is an independent, transparent, and international authority. We work to ensure the highest standards and to foster a competent community of empowered individuals, with the right skills to follow their dreams and make the future happen.

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8 Weeks


September, 2024


Face to face/Blended


Delivered in English



The learner will be able to:

  1. identify the nutrients and associated food sources required to enhance the differing components of fitness;
  2. practice competition nutrition strategies;
  3. use knowledge of the human digestive system in decisions regarding nutrition;
  4. demonstrate knowledge of artificial supplements and other ergogenic aids;
  5. use the information on food labels to assemble meals according to their calorific and nutritional requirements;
  6. understand the role of the nutritionist;
  7. show awareness of the concept of motivation and its role in maintaining high levels of sports fitness.

be 18+ years of age.
possess a minimum Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSCC) (MQF Level 1-2) certification or equivalent.
qualify as mature students as per Avanza Internal Quality Assurance document. Individuals applying under this clause may be asked to sit for an interview or aptitude test prior to admission to the course

Each module will be assessed based on a mixture of formative and summative assessment methods: Formative: Classroom Observations. Summative; End of Module Test, Case Studies.


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