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Private Master's Degree in Sports Nutrition

Private Master's Degree in Sports Nutrition Online

Become an expert in nutrition for top level athletes, will learn to use tools for assessing body composition in athletes to carry out nutritional planning. Specialise in Sports Nutrition and learn from the very best: Real Madrid C. F.

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Master in Sports Nutrition Online

The Master in Sports Nutrition Online will provide you with the necessary knowledge to understand and integrate nutrition in an interdisciplinary way with the development of physical exercise, enhancing performance, recovery and stimulating changes in body composition when necessary, taking into account the characteristics particular to the different population groups.

With this online master you will be trained in nutrition from all its perspectives, including the evaluation of the diagnosis, the setting of objectives and the nutritional work, with an integral focus on the athlete.

If you’re looking for flexibility, our online methodology offers you what you need. The online classes are taught live and recorded through the virtual campus. You can access them whenever is most convenient for you or watch them again to review concepts.

Live your Real Madrid experience and enjoy unique face-to-face experiences in Madrid or Italy. This will provide you with a global vision of the new management models or trends in sports health from international professionals.

View other related program in Spanish: Máster Universitario en Entrenamiento y Nutrición Deportiva

Online with live classes English
Start: 28 oct. 2024 60 ECTS
Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid 9 months Private degree Escuela Universitaria Real Madrid Universidad Europea School of Sports Sciences

What will you learn on the Master in Sports Nutrition Online?

  • You will learn to interpret and apply the different nutritional aspects that affect the practice of a sport, from the health viewpoint and sport performance, as well as its close relationship with the physiological, training and body composition aspects .

  • You will apply the principles of sports nutrition to plan the diet of an athlete with the aim of optimising their health, their sports performance, and their body composition.

  • You will understand and analyse the characteristics of the physical preparation and training of athletes, to be able to work in a coordinated way with nutritional planning, body composition, and relevant health aspects.

  • You will learn to use tools for assessing body composition in athletes to carry out nutritional planning.

  • You will learn to plan the hydration practices for different athletes.

  • You will be trained to develop nutritional work to prevent or recover from sports injuries.

  • You will understand the mechanisms of acute and chronic inflammation and their integration with sports development, as well as proper management from nutritional work.

  • You will understand the concept of chronobiology, chrononutrition and its relationship with sleep and recovery of the athlete, being able to integrate it into nutritional work.

  • You will know the physiology of the digestive system, the intestinal microbiota, and the most common pathologies in athletes to treat them from a nutritional point of view.

  • You will take into account the differences in the diagnosis and nutritional work with populations with special characteristics, such as sportswomen, pregnant athletes, children and adolescent athletes and athletes with type 1 diabetes.



We train excellent professionals who develop their careers in the sports sector, with 94% of our students being employed.


International students

Enjoy a multifunctional environment with more than 80 nationalities, allowing you to develop your international professional network.


Pioneering graduate school in sports

The academic rigor provided by the school over these 17 years, along with more than 15,000 graduates, most of whom work professionally in the industry, has significantly contributed to the professionalization of the industry on a global level.

What makes us different

The School has been educating professionals in all areas of sports for more than 15 years, leading the training and digital transformation in sport. More than 15,000 graduates today carry out their professional activity in the sports industry.

This programme offers constant and direct contact with the sports industry, Networking with an international teaching staff, lecturers and experts, and fellow candidates coming from all around the globe, all designed to enhance your professional development.

Faculty made up of pioneering professionals in the research and advancement of this science. Active international professionals in sports nutrition and physical activity who develop their work activities with athletes and clubs.

Certified Programmes

Gain new skills and boost your career by studying one of our specialisation and innovation courses once you have completed your master.

Choose the area of specialisation that interests you the most, such as: Sports Physiotherapy or Sports Coaching.

Lead the digitisation of the sports sector and learn from the very best at Real Madrid C. F. Enjoy online training, in which you will have the opportunity to attend live masterclass with industry experts.

Study plan

The 100% online Master in Sports Nutrition comprises 10 modules, each with 6 ECTS. At the end of the programme, the student will receive the Private Master`s Degree in Sports Nutrition Online, granted by Universidad Europea de Madrid.

  • The basics of nutrition and nutrition for sports and physical performance.
  • The basics of exercise physiology and nutrients metabolism during exercise.
  • Energy requirements, planning and periodisation. Planification and periodisation of carbohydrate, proteins and fats intake.
  • Micronutrients and antioxidants: functions, deficits, excess, and planification.
  • Body composition analysis in athletes.
  • Nutritional practices for changes in body composition in athletes.
  • Training low-carb: science, protocols, objectives, and periodisation.
  • The basics of sports training and training planification.
  • The basics of physical preparation in athletes.
  • Aerobic capacity training.
  • Anaerobic capacity training.
  • Training for muscle hypertrophy.
  • Training for fat loss.
  • The basics of hydration and electrolytes in the human body.
  • Monitorisation and evaluation of hydration and electrolytes balance in different conditions.
  • Hydration and electrolytes individual planning on athletes.
  • Dehydration and dehydration adaptation.
  • Heat conditions: physiology and hydration management.
  • Nutritional supplements in sports performance.
  • Ergogenic Aids in sports performance.
  • Nutritional supplements for fat mass loss.
  • Nutritional supplements for muscle mass gain.
  • Functional foods in sports performance.
  • The basics of sports injuries: bone mass, muscle tissue, soft tissues and others sports injuries.
  • Body composition, energy demands and metabolism changes during sports injuries.
  • Nutritional management and supplements for bone mass injuries.
  • Nutritional management and supplements for muscle tissue injuries.
  • Nutritional management and supplements for soft tissue injuries.
  • The basics of chronic and acute inflammation.
  • Inflammation and sports practice.
  • Chronobiology, chrononutrition, hormonal function and its relation with sleep and sports performance.
  • Nutrition for sleep quality and its relationship with athletes recovery.
  • Biomarkers: decision making, analysis, interpretation and use in health and performance of athletes.
  • The basics of the digestive system: anatomy, physiology and interaction with other systems.
  • The digestive system and its relationship and integration with sports practice.
  • Main digestive pathologies in athletes: causes, characteristics, medical and nutritional treatment.
  • Microbiota and microbiome: what we know and how can we use it to improve health and performance in athletes.
  • Gut training for improving sports performance.
  • Nutrition in female athletes.
  • Nutrition in young athletes.
  • Nutrition & training in pregnant athletes.
  • Nutrition in Diabetic type 1 athletes.
  • Solving real cases of athletes of all kinds.
  • Experience with real cases and situations
  • Knowledge of scientific research
  • Classification of the scientific quality of articles.
  • Tools for creating a scientific article.
  • Tools for creating a poster for dissemination and exhibition of the same.

Career opportunities for the Master in Sports Nutrition

This master's in sports nutrition provides you with specific qualification in nutrition to develop professionally not only as a sports nutritionist, but also for multidisciplinary work between different professions in the sports sector. You could work across a variety of areas such as teaching and research, or at clubs, sports federations or multinational companies in the sports sector.

Career options include:

  • Sports nutritionist coach.
  • Sports doctor.
  • Advisor to athletes or sports companies.

Online methodology


Live virtual classes that will be recorded in case you cannot attend or want to see them again.


You will have the support of our expert professors who will facilitate your learning, as well as an accompanying tutor who will guide you and help you achieve your goals.

Experiential Learning

Receive comprehensive training based on real-life cases combined with theoretical and practical learning.

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The Masters is aimed at students coming from different areas of physical activity, nutrition or health who wish to specialise and train in sports nutrition to promote interdisciplinary work.

For access to the Accredited Private Master`s Degree Master in Sports Nutrition online it is necessary to fulfill one of the following REQUIREMENTS:

  • To be in possession of a University Degree. In the case of being a graduate from a university outside of Spain, it is not necessary to have had the degree officially recognised by the Spanish Education Ministry.
  • To have accredited professional experience related to the programme of interest. This guarantees the achievement of the abilities specified in the Profile for prospective students section. Some of the programmes offered at Universidad Europea do not allow access through professional experience. See the full list here.
  • Higher Vocational Training Graduates who can accredit professional experience after completion of the internship.

In all cases, the University may limit access to certain degrees if a specific university degree has not been previously completed.

How to apply

The admission process to pursue an online undergraduate or postgraduate certificate at Universidad Europea can be carried out throughout the year, although enrolment on any of our programmes is subject to availability. In order to complete the process, follow these simple steps:



You will need to send the specific documentation to your personal advisor

  • Admissions form.
  • Legal document required for accessing the programme
  • Photocopy of your ID.
  • Curriculum vitae.


Admissions test

Once your documentation has been reviewed, your personal advisor will contact you.

  • Competency assessment test.
  • Personal interview.
  • Language assessment test (if applicable).


Reserving a place

Formalising the reservation of a place through our different methods of payment

  • Direct debit.
  • Credit card.
  • Online payment.

Admissions application

Candidates shall not be charged, and their place shall not be guaranteed, until the reservation has been formalised. Get in touch with us!


Krizia Radesca Fabiano

Area and programme director. Professor at Universidad Europea.

Guillermo Muñoz Andradas

Programme director. Professor and researcher at Universidad Europea.

Alejandro Rubio

Associate director. Professor and researcher at Universidad Europea.

Carolina Perea

Master Co-director. Sports Nutritionist Sanitas (Real Madrid C. F.)

  • Maria Soledad Arribalzaga
    Professor of module 1 nutrition for sports performance and body composition, module 2 training and physical preparation of athletes, module 3 hydration, electrolytes, dehydration, heat conditions and adaptation and module 5 nutrition for prevention and treatment of sports injuries.
    PhD student in sports nutrition. Performance Nutritionist for Argentine paralympic athletes and athletes for European Masters Games. Collaborator in scientific studies specialized in endurance sports and supplements.
  • Noelia Bonfanti
    Professor of module 1 nutrition for sports performance and body composition, module 6 inflammation, sleep and chrono nutrition in sport performance & biomarkers interpretation in athletic population and module 8 nutrition for specific sports populations.
  • Oliver Gonzalo
    Professor of module 2 training and physical preparation of athletes, module hydration.
    Strength and conditioning coach.
  • Pedro Reinaldo
    Professor of module 3 hydration, electrolytes, dehydration, heat conditions and adaptation.
  • Mireia Porta
    Professor of module 4 nutritional supplements, functional foods and ergogenic aids.
  • Pablo Daniel Gonzalez
    Professor of module 4 nutritional supplements, functional foods and ergogenic aids.
  • Filipe Jesus
    Professor of module 5 nutrition for prevention and treatment of sports injuries.
    Nutritionist and researcher at Interdisciplinary Center of Human Performance (CIPER) at the Faculty of Human Kinetics, University of Lisbon.
  • Anais Rico
    Professor of module 6 inflammation, sleep and chrono nutrition in sport performance & biomarkers interpretation in athletic population, module 7 digestive system, microbiota, gut training in sports performance and module 8 nutrition for specific sports populations.
    Double degree in pharmacy and human nutrition and dietetics. Nutritionist specializing in sports nutrition.
  • Jennifer Pérez Santiago
    Professor of module 7 digestive system, microbiota, gut training in sports performance.
  • Olga Roldan
    Professor of module 8 nutrition for specific sports populations.
    PhD in physical activity and sport sciences. Founder of women move beyond.
  • Judith Nistor
    Professor of module 9 case studies.
  • Miguel Ángel Gómez
    Professor of module 10 final Project.

Institutional Accreditation SISCAL madri + d

IIn 2020, the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences was certified after the successful implementation of the System of Internal Guarantee of Quality under the SISCAL model, and was also awarded with institutional accreditation. .

Quality Guarantee

Universidad Europea is renowned for its academic excellence and has been recognised worldwide with awards as prestigious as the European Seal of Excellence 500+, QualiCert certification, and the Madrid Excellence award.

In the international accreditation rating, QS Stars, Universidad Europea has obtained a total of four stars out of five. This external accreditation system determines the level of excellence achieved by universities in several areas. Universidad Europea has achieved the maximum score of five stars in employability, teaching, facilities and social responsibility.


Internal Quality Control System

Universidad Europea has established an internal quality control system in accordance with the directives of the Fundación para el Conocimiento Madri+d, Regional Agency for the Evaluation of the Quality of Universities, as a structure for guaranteeing the quality of new degrees in accordance with the quality directives of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and Organic Law 4/2007 of 12 April modifying Organic Law 6/2001 of 21 December on Universities.


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Universidad Europea has made the “General Online Application” available to resolve any questions, queries or complaints.

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