Browse our Fitness and Nutrition Qualifications

RSPH offers a range of Fitness and Nutrition Qualifications - regulated by OFQUAL/CCEA or Qualifications Wales - at Training Centres around the UK. Select a qualification to see full details - including syllabuses, fact sheets and specimen papers and a list of the Centres where it's available (you can enter your location on the next page).

If your local Centre doesn't currently offer RSPH Qualifications, let us know (here) and we'll get in touch with them.

What does fitness and nutrition mean?

Combining a varied and balanced diet with regular exercise is an ideal way to look after your mental and physical health. Whether you’re interested in learning more about nutrition and exercise for your own benefit or to support the wellbeing of other people, RSPH has qualifications that will help you learn more about this vital area of public health.

Nutrition refers to the food and drink that you consume and the impact it has on your body. Eating a range of carbohydrates, proteins and fats is vital for making sure our bodies have enough energy to function. Good nutrition isn’t just essential for good physical health. Having a healthy diet can also impact your mental health, how much exercise you can do (and how well you can do it) and how much sleep you get.

Fitness refers to your ability to undertake physical activity. It takes into account things like your strength, your cardio-vascular health (your bodies’ capacity to use oxygen), your flexibility and your balance. Good fitness levels are achieved through regular movement and exercise. As a lot of the public have increasingly sedentary lives (amplified for many people during the Covid-19 pandemic), it’s incredibly important to make exercise part of a regular routine. Whether that’s through going to the gym, doing an online yoga video or going for a walk at lunchtime, working out what types of exercise work for you can be really helpful.

RSPH Qualifications (classroom assessment*)


RSPH Level 2 Award in Nutrition for Health

This qualification will provide learners with knowledge and understanding of the relationship between diet and health and wellbeing


Ofqual Reference: 603/2159/3

RSPH Level 1 Award in Nutrition for Health

This qualification is for those who wish to obtain a basic knowledge and understanding of human nutrition and how it affects health


Ofqual Reference: 603/2124/6

RSPH Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Health

This qualification is suitable for people working in the catering, hospitality, leisure or care sectors and others who are in a position to promote healthy eating


Ofqual Reference: 603/2411/9

RSPH Level 4 Award in Nutrition

This qualification is suitable for individuals who require an understanding of nutrition and diet and their effect on health


Ofqual Reference: 600/6873/5

RSPH Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport

This qualification is suitable for individuals who require an understanding of nutrition and diet and their effect on health

Ofqual Reference: 600/6963/6

RSPH Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Institutional Food Services

This qualification is suitable for individuals who require an understanding of nutrition and diet and their effect on health

Ofqual Reference: 600/6878/4

RSPH Level 2 Certificate in Physical Activity and Health Improvement

The objective of this qualification is to equip learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to improve the health, wellbeing and fitness of individuals.

Ofqual reference number: 603/5292/9

* The majority of RSPH Qualifications are taught and assessed in a classroom setting - while some offer on-the-job assessment. We are also working to introduce secure online e-assessment in the near future.


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Related eLearning Courses (study online)


If there are no Training Centres in your area offering RSPH Qualifications, our eLearning Courses are a great alternative. They can be studied anytime and anywhere. And some lead to a formal Qualification or contribute CPD points (following an optional classroom assessment).


NOTE: Unfortunately, we don't offer any Fitness and Nutrition related eLearning Courses at the moment. Please check back soon.


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