As part of our ongoing commitment to producing the best graduates we can, we require new students to have undertaken some learning prior to enrolling on MNU.

Part of this is simply an increased exposure to both good, and not so good, nutrition information, teaching, coaching etc. Just as the process of improving an individuals nutrition is a journey, so is the process of becoming an excellent practitioner.

Despite the fact that some of the allowed pre-requisites teach less than perfect content, we feel that this ‘exposure’ will give a deeper understanding of the correct, evidence-based content that is taught on MNU.

Below is a fairly extensive example list of pre-requisites. You will have to prove your completion of said course/experience so please ensure you are able to do this before attempting to enrol on MNU.

If you want to enrol in 2024 and you don’t currently hold one of the relevant pre-requisites listed below, you can join our pre-requisite short course!

Simply CONTACT US HERE and we will send you more information about the short course, including details on how to sign up!


A qualification in nutrition, health sciences, sports sciences or a related area equivalent to Level 3 or higher

Examples Include:

A Foundation, Undergraduate or Postgraduate Degree
e.g. MSc in Sport & Exercise Nutrition

A higher education qualification (including, but not limited to, DipHE, HNC, NVQ)
e.g. HNC in Nutrition & Health Sciences

A Level 3 Personal Training Qualification
e.g. 1st4sport Level 3 Certificate in Personal Training

Professional Certifications 
e.g. Institute of Performance Nutrition Diploma in Performance Nutrition (IOPN)

Courses with a well defined nutrition-based focus set at a minimum Level 3 academic level
e.g. The Precision Nutrition Certification (PN1/PN2); Certificate in Applied Sports Nutrition (Sports Nutrition Australia)