The Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr)

SENr logoThe Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register (SENr) is a nationally recognised quality mark for those who work in sports and exercise nutrition.

The register is a world renowned voluntary entity designed to accredit suitably qualified and experienced individuals who have the competency to work autonomously as a sport and exercise nutritionist with performance oriented athletes, as well as those participating in physical activity, sport and exercise for health.

The register is expected to help in:

  • public protection, namely the sport and performance focused exercising community;
  • setting, protection and promotion of standards of services and education;
  • professional development of individuals;
  • developing the profession and its knowledge base.

The SENr outlines professional standards and competences for sport and exercise nutritionists. It guides the development of sport and exercise nutrition curriculum, provides career development pathways for aspiring sport and exercise nutritionists and promotes the recognition of registered individuals as professionals within a valued specialism. 


SENr Membership UK and Overseas

Join SENrThose meeting the SENr register eligibility are invited to join the BDA as an Associate SENr Member. For BDA (SENr UK and International) Associate membership you must complete the online application process and be approved by SENr before your BDA Associate membership can be confirmed.

If you are eligible for registration with the HCPC through UK training and education, you will not be eligible for SENr Associate Membership and must become a BDA Full member.


FULL BDA Members (Dietitians)

If you are an existing BDA Full Member (HCPC registered dietitian), and you wish to join the SENr, please first complete the registration process outlined on the SENr website. 

Once you have been approved to join SENr, you will be invited to pay a single SENr joining / registration fee (separate from your main BDA membership). This fee is then payable annually to maintain your SENr membership.

For more information, please visit the SENr Website

SENr is a core element of BDA business and is governed by its own Board which reports to the BDA Council.