Intakes: May, November
Cost: £1625
Timescale: 12 months

Course benefits


Learn nutrition from the ground up, both in theory and in a real-world environment


Learn from the industries best nutritionists, dieticians, researchers, sports nutritionists and coaches


Get better results with yourself and your clients as we believe what we teach are true life skills

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Be supported every step of the way with a thriving learning environment and community

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Study with us from anywhere in the world, our courses are delivered 100% online

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Learn on desktop, mobile or tablet with our interactive and dynamic learning platform and app


A 12 month live and interactive online nutrition course taught by Dieticians, Sports Nutritionists, PhD Researchers, Psychologists, GB Athletes. The Practical Academy aims to teach nutrition at its most practical level, delving into specialist populations, advanced body composition, sports performance, obesity, behavioural psychology, hormones, female health, and much more.

It is the core aim of the Body Type Nutrition Practical Academy to evolve the theory into real world case studies to maximise the results of our clients. With the broad nature of the Practical Academy’s syllabus, it is important to us that we equip you to deal with various specialist populations, to understand unique scenarios, and to evolve you into a board coach that can work with a broad range of clientele.

Unlike the Foundation Academy, the BTN Practical Academy is taught via live and interactive webinars (all webinars are recorded for delayed viewing and for the convenience of international students and stored in an online teaching module). We also welcome non-coaches onto the course that simply have an interest in learning all areas of nutrition, but at the end of the course you will be able to obtain insurance and practice as a nutrition coach advising others on their nutrition.

Course syllabus

Nutrition is a science, but applying nutritional science to either yourself or your clients is an art – the BTN Practical Academy is here to bridge the gap. You’ll learn everything you need to know about applied nutrition, from macronutrient recommendations to the impact of alcohol, while also developing an understanding around communication, adherence strategies and instigating change for both yourself and those around you. If you want to know how to structure a nutritional plan and have people stick to it, look no further than the BTN Practical Academy.

Because our course is so long and so varied, it is advised that you download a copy of our full course syllabus below to explore the wide range of modules we cover. 

The BTN Practical Academy is accredited by CPD Standards and is therefore worth 50 CPD Points. It also allows you to become insured as a BTN Certified Nutrition Coach with Financial Fitness Limited once you graduate. To find out more, watch the video to the right by course leader Ben Coomber.

How does the course work?

The BTN Practical Academy online nutrition course is delivered in a live and engaging way, via live weekly webinars designed to discuss the theory of any given topic, but to then expand and discuss it’s practical application. Learn from anywhere in the world with a diverse team of tutors all experts in their field. Get the knowledge we have, and the results we get. As part of the course you will get:

  • Access to our online learning platform
  • Access to our online learning community
  • Support from our tutors 24/7
  • A course folder
  • 50 CPD points
  • Certified BTN coach status
  • Ability to be insurance as a nutritionist
  • Added to our online coaching portal
  • 50% off our Business Academy modules

Course tutors


BSc in Sports Performance and Coaching
CISSN (Certified Sports Nutritionist)
Advanced Metabolic Typing Advisor
CHEK Life Coach and Nutritionist
CHEK Practitioner
Multiple short courses and seminars attended on specialist topics


Introduction to the Course
Diets/IIFYM - BTN Perspective
WHO/Social Responsibility
Team Sports Nutrition


Diet, health, fitness and stress
Coach/PT advanced education
Performance nutrition and supplementation
Body re-composition
Gut health
Personal and professional mindset help
Mentoring on being self-employed/business owner


Level 3 PT
BTEC Diploma in Sports Performance
Bsc Health Science (Ongoing)
Level 3 Education and Training


Critical Thinking
Ketogenic Dieting


Critical thinking
Client communication
Learning strategies
General knowledge


Registered Dietitian with the Health Professions council
Member of the British Dietetic Association
Dietitians in Obesity Management qualification in Childhood Obesity


Carbohydrates and Insulin
Food Science
The Elderly and Osteoporosis
Food Environment
Female Athletes
Vegetarians and Vegans
Child Nutrition


Child nutrition
Family lifestyle changes
Nutrition during pregnancy
Obesity management for adults and children


BSc (Hons) Nutritional Therapy BA (Hons) Politics Dip
ION NG360 Performance Specialist CAFS
Certified in Applied Functional Science
NLP Practitioner
NASM CPT, CES, PES Premier Diploma in Personal Training
Certification with The Institute of Functional Medicine


The Digestive System
The Krebs Cycle
Allergies and Intolerance


Autoimmune diseases
Chronic fatigue


BSC in Sports Science and MSc in Sports Performance


Signs and Symptoms of an Eating Disorder
Client Adherence
Stages of Change
Female Clients


Client psychology
The process of change
Scientific analysis


BSc in Physical Education
MSc in Human Kinetics


Coaching Pre and Postnatal Clients


Considered a leading expert in pre and postnatal training


Sport and Exercise Science BSc (hons)
Premier Global Diploma in Personal Training & Sports Massage Therapy
Premier Global Master Trainer Qualification
Level 2 Certificate in Triathlon Coaching


Nutrition for Endurance Sports
Hydration and the Renal System


Endurance specialist
Open water swimming
Iron Man


Specialist Biomechanics Coach
Master Trainer for Biomechanics Education
Final year for Masters degree in Osteopathy (Most)




Sports rehabilitation and triathlon performance


Body Type Nutrition Certified Coach
Level 3 Personal Trainer (Bodylogic)
Diploma in Sports and Performance Nutrition (Oxford University)
Level 3 Nutrition (Bodylogic)
Certified Advanced PT
Certified Pad work PT
Black belt 2nd dan KickBoxing Instructor with ISKA
Multiple short courses and seminars attended on specialist topics
Working towards UKSCA Strength and conditioning Coach
Working towards CISSN, Sports and Exercise Nutritionist with the International Society of Sports Nutrition


Client Assessment
TDEE and Metabolic Rates
Training for Fat Loss
Energy Systems
Competition Prep for Weight Class Sports
Intermittent Fasting
Program Writing


Improving overall health
Getting fit
Increasing energy
Increasing vitality
Improving body composition
Bodybuilders, physique competitors and bikini athletes
Boxers, Kickboxers, Thai boxers, MMA and grappling athletes


Assisted Athletes


Performance and image enhancing drugs specialist


Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) (Exercise Prescription) 1st Class Hons
Bachelor of Consumer and Applied Science (Human Nutrition)
Kresser Institute of Functional Medicine - ADAPT 1




PCOS Syndrome


BSc In Sport and Exercise Science
PhD in Exercise Physiology and the Biochemistry of Antioxidant Supplements


The Digestive System
Fasted and Fed States
Energy Production and Protein Synthesis


Biochemistry and Sports Nutrition

What the live learning is like

Every week we teach you live, this is a core part of the BTN Practical Academy online nutrition course. To engage with the tutor and learn the theory and practical application of any given nutrition topic. Don’t worry if you can’t make the live webinar, we record everything and it gets stored in your online learning platform so you can watch it at any time, anywhere.

Let us give you an example of how we teach live


University vs. BTN Academy

To become great at your job and know a lot about your trade, do you have to go to university?

You could, but university will cost A LOT, not just for your course fees, but for accommodation, living and generally being away from home. Once you graduate as a nutritionist from university there is also no guarantee of work and what you learn can be too much theory and not enough practice, which is common with degree courses.

With the BTN Academy, you can ground yourself in the building blocks of nutrition with the Foundation Academy, then advance that knowledge and know how to work with real world clients by doing the practical academy. Once you pass your exam and graduate, you can gain insurance and work as a nutritionist, as a stand-alone career path or alongside your personal training or therapy business, either offline in your local town or online. Yet another advantage of studying with the BTN Academy.

Course pricing

Enrol on The BTN Practical Academy and manage your course payments in easy monthly payments after paying a deposit to secure your place. As we only have 250 places per intake, the course deposit option is only available on the months leading up to the course.

In the 2-3 weeks before the course no deposit function will be available and the full £250 sign-up fee will be payable.

Learn how to deal with a broad range of clients on our flagship 12 month online nutrition course and become a BTN Certified Nutritionist.

Course Deposit Price Month one 11 monthly payments Total payable
Payment, deposit £125 £125 £125 £1625
Payment, no deposit N\A £250 £125 £1625


Don't just take our word for it, here is what your students say...

Body Type Nutrition Foundation Testimonial Lean Machines


The BTN academy has been superb, I have learnt so much more in the 12 months than my entire 3 year university degree!! It has totally changed the way I approach my clients nutrition plans and the results are speaking for themselves. They are all getting leaner, healthier, and happier with help from all the knowledge bombs I have picked up from all the coaches on the academy. All the team have such a widespread knowledge on different subjects within their field for you to learn from and take and use in your business and own lifestyle. A big plus is the group of people you are on the course with, we have all shared experiences, fired questions and answers to each other about clients/friends/family members and all got awesome feedback to go away and use. I couldn’t have asked for any more from the last 12 months, it has revolutionised my business and I am forever thankful to BTN. I cant wait to meet up with people at future events and see how everyone is getting on. Cheers Guys

Michael Quirk Practical Graduate


I had been listening to Ben's podcast for about 3 years before I signed up to the BTN Academy as I wanted to do an online nutrition course. I thought 'if the free stuff is this good, the paid stuff must be even better'. And I wasn't disappointed. The course has been amazing, it has made me a better coach giving me an environment where I can ask questions and be supported as I learn, giving me the tools to get incredible results with my clients. I’ve loved the course, and whatever you do next, I’ll be signing up as I continue my never ending journey to be the best coach possible.

Dave Cottrell Practical Graduate


The structure of the course has worked so well for me, whilst running my own business and the wealth of new knowledge has added so much already to my client services.

Annabelle Nunn Practical Graduate


I wasn't sure what I was getting in to when I signed up for the Academy. I was excited to learn more about a topic I was passionate about, but I hadn't properly 'studied' in almost seven years. The Academy has changed my approach for the better with all my clients, turning it into a health first take on hitting goals. The knowledge that I have learnt through the calls has been outstanding, and it has given me the confidence to not only apply it to myself and my clients, but even host talks on the subject too at gyms. It has opened doors for me professionally, and helped to both enhance my own reputation as well as increase the quality of service I am offering to my clients. My year in the Academy has been outstanding, and I would - and have - thoroughly recommend it to anyone interested in increasing their nutritional knowledge and education.

Pauric Grimes Practical Graduate


I’m over the moon with what I have received for the price. The coaches have all been approachable and everything has tied in nicely towards the end with the course overview and the case studies in preparation for the exam. Being able to put the calls onto an apple device and learn on the move is great. You are all a credit to BTN and the fitness industry and I have nothing but praise for your work and the course, I’ve loved it.

John Johnstone Jnr Practical Graduate

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