Education & Training

SENR Portfolio Development Days

SENR Portfolio Development Days

Attendance at a portfolio development day is a compulsory element of the application process for Practitioner Registration.

Dates for 2024

Thursday 15th August 2024– Virtual 

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Friday 6th September 2024 - Virtual 

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Thursday 7th November 2024 – In person, Birmingham 

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  • BDA Member £175
  • Non-Member £245*Subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.

*If you are a non BDA/SENR member and interested in attending this event, please email [email protected].  You will need to meet the qualification requirements for SENR Practitioner registration to be eligible to attend this event.

BDA Classroom Courses

The below courses have been developed with the BDA Sports Nutrition Specialist Group.

Introducing behavioural science to understand and change the dietary behaviours of athletes

Friday, 4 October 2024

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SENR Accreditation and Endorsement


There are many courses available which claim to equip someone to provide nutritional advice to athletes. The purpose of SENR is to promote high standards of education and services in sports and exercise nutrition. Any education you undertake therefore also needs to meet the standards identified.


SENR Accreditation

SENR has begun a programme of accreditation for MSc/PgDip/Cert in Sport and Exercise Nutrition. Any student successfully graduating from an SENR accredited course (MSc or PgDip) will be automatically eligible to join the SENR Graduate Register (upon submission of registration form and fee). Any RD or AfN Nutritionist will be eligible to join the Graduate Register on completion of the PG Cert.

View our list of Accredited Postgraduate Courses.


Endorsed Undergraduate Courses

The undergraduate programme endorsement process recognises that the course programme has been mapped to the SENR knowledge competencies at an introductory / basic level. Thus, whilst the undergraduate degree would need to be supplemented by an appropriate postgraduate qualification for an individual to be accepted onto the Graduate Register, SENR endorsement denotes that the undergraduate element of SENR Graduate status has been achieved through this programme of study.

View the list of Endorsed Undergraduate Courses

Higher education institutions looking to gain SENR Accreditation or Endorsement should contact BDA Office at [email protected].

Please note that the deadline for submitting new applications for accreditation or endorsement is 30 June of each year. 

Louise Sutton, Course Lead at Leeds Beckett University has kindly written a useful Case Study for other programmes applying for accreditation.

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SENR CPD Approval for Learning Activities 

SENR is delighted to offer its CPD Approval Process for learning activities. The SENR CPD approval process has been developed as a flexible tool that can be applied to a range of educational activities both for Registrants and other sport and exercise nutrition stakeholders. Activities may include:

  • Conferences and events
  • Training days
  • Single modules or a series of related educational activities
  • Online learning (single modules or a series of activities)

In granting CPD approval and release of SENR logo, the SENR (through the BDA) is confirming that the content, format and hours involved are appropriate to the subject matter and intended audience.

CPD Approval Guidance 
CPD Apprval Application Form

If you wish to apply for CPD Approval, please complete the above form and return to [email protected] 
Please note, we do advise to allow up to six weeks for your application to be processed.