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Master 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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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.

You will have the opportunity to attend the White Week, a week of unique presentations giving by experts from the sector, elite athletes and executives from Real Madrid C. F.

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Start: 15 nov. 2022 48 ECTS
Title issued by Universidad Europea de Madrid 9 months Private degree Real Madrid Graduate School - Universidad Europea School of Sports Sciences

What makes us different

Universidad Europea - Real Madrid Graduate School

The School has been educating professionals in all areas of sports for more than 14 years, leading the training and digital transformation in sport. More than 11,000 graduates today carry out their professional activity in the sports industry.

The Real Madrid Experience

You will have the opportunity to attend “White Week”, here you can meet directors of the club and executives of the sports industry.

Networking opportunities

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.

Prestigious faculty

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.

What will you learn on the Master in Sports Nutrition?

  • You will learn about, 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 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.

Your professional future

This master not only specifically qualifies you in nutrition to develop professionally as a sports nutritionist, but also for multidisciplinary work between different professionals in the sports sector who can work in different areas ranging from teaching and research, clubs, sports federations, companies multinationals in the sports sector.

Thus, you can develop professionally as:

  • Sports nutritionist Coaches
  • Sports doctors
  • Advisor to athletes or companies

Specialist courses

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.



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.

Study plan

The 100% online Master in Sports Nutrition comprises 8 modules, each with 6 ECTS. At the end of the programme, the student will receive the Master 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.


  • Complete planning: you will have the entire organisation of your studies at your disposal from the beginning.

  • Live virtual classes, adapted to working hours. They'll be recorded in case you cannot attend, or you want to watch them again.

  • Intuitive and dynamic online learning platform, accessible from any device.


  • Teacher with expertise in each subject, related to the professional field. The teacher will deliver the classes, guide you through the course and evaluate your learning experience.

  • Support tutor: this is the person who will accompany you throughout your programme. They will help you organise your time, guide you and help you achieve your goals.

  • Student Services Centre: available 24 hours a day via chat and phone to resolve any technical issues with the platform.

Experiential learning

  • All our educational activities are aimed at making it easier for you to acquire professional knowledge, skills, abilities and expertise.


Dr. Noelina Bonfanti

Program Director. Sport & Clinical Nutrition Counseling.


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 admission to the Master in Sports Nutrition Online, the following is required:

  • Graduates of the Degree in Nutrition.
  • Performance Nutritionist.
  • Dietitians.
  • Sport doctors.
  • Other health science professionals.
  • Graduates of the Degree in Physical Actuvity and Health Physical education teachers.

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.


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

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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