Centre for Integrative Sports Nutrition

After having been in the educational space of building bridges between conventional sports nutrition and integrative nutrition for over a decade, Ian is now in the process of setting up his own course through the new Centre for Integrative Sports Nutrition.

This educational offering will be for practitioners of sports, exercise, nutrition and medicine, and will be launched in May this year at the annual CAM Functional Sports Nutrition conference in London. Throughout the remainder of 2017, educational content will be built with practitioner engagement in mind (via blogs, articles, newsletters and social media), which will culminate in the live certified 3-module course in London from early 2018. Thereafter, the CISN course will be turned into an extremely interactive online offering, so that practitioners may be able to access the course from anywhere in the world, or simply upgrade their skills without leaving their desk.

As shown by the following flow chart, the CISN certificate course will offer three progressive modules:
- Module 1 will focus on developing a deep understanding of the ‘functional model’ as taught by Nutritional Therapy and Functional Medicine, but with a heavy application into a sports and exercise context.
- Module 2 will review and strongly question many of the accepted performance nutrition principles currently taught, while spinning a heavy web of individuality and modern thinking into the course.
- Module 3 will look at many specialised areas of sports nutrition, including specific sports, plus advanced techniques that are used by practitioners when looking to optimise care of athletes at all levels of performance.

Flow chart of modules

The CISN website will be available for viewing from May 2017. In the meantime, please register your interest and you will be one of the first to be given full details about the centre and the course.

by Ian Craig