This professional master’s degree leads you to an efficient update of your knowledge on Sports Nutrition in Special Populations”


Nutrition and Pharmaceutics are increasingly going together. The incorporation of new nutritional supplements and pharmacological products to address various pathologies requires an advanced knowledge on the part of professionals who wish to provide adequate advice in this field, going in depth into the latest scientific advances in this field. 

In this sense, this update is even more relevant if the attention is given to athletes and people with special characteristics such as diabetics, pregnant women or vegans. In response to this need, TECH has created this professional master’s degree that provides pharmacists with the most current knowledge and under the highest clinical rigor on Sports Nutrition in Special Populations. 

A 12-month educational journey, where students will delve into the muscular and metabolic physiology related to exercise, the assessment of the athlete at different times of the season or nutritional planning in athletes and para-athletes. All this, in addition, through video summaries of each topic, videos in detail, specialized readings and case studies prepared by a teaching team with extensive professional experience in the field of Sports Nutrition. 

In addition, the pharmacists will be able to access all this information whenever they want through a mobile device, Tablet or computer with internet connection. In this way, without classes with fixed schedules and with maximum flexibility, professionals will be able to obtain the update they are looking for. 

An unique opportunity that only TECH offers, who provides in this professional master’s degree the most relevant information and with the most innovative pedagogical system, which adapts to professionals seeking an update, without neglecting their work and / or personal environment.

Become up to date on doping problems due to the ingestion of ergogenic aids in para-sportsmen”

This professional master’s degree in Sports Nutrition in Special Populations contains the most complete and up-to-date scientific program on the market. The most important features include: 

  • The development of practical cases presented by experts in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • The graphic, schematic, and practical contents with which they are created, provide scientific and practical information on the disciplines that are essential for professional practice
  • Practical exercises where self-assessment can be used to improve learning
  • Its special emphasis on innovative methodologies 
  • Theoretical lessons, questions to the expert, debate forums on controversial topics, and individual reflection assignments
  • Content that is accessible from any fixed or portable device with an Internet connection

A qualification that will allow you to be up to date on the different types of drugs ingested by para-athletes today”

The program’s teaching staff includes professionals from the industry who contribute their work experience to this program, as well as renowned specialists from leading societies and prestigious universities. 

The multimedia content, developed with the latest educational technology, will provide the professional with situated and contextual learning, i.e., a simulated environment that will provide immersive education programmed to learn in real situations. 

The design of this program focuses on Problem-Based Learning, by means of which the professional must try to solve the different professional practice situations that are presented throughout the academic course. For this purpose, the students will be assisted by an innovative interactive video system created by renowned and experienced experts.

Update your knowledge on the biochemical assessment and possible nutritional deficiencies of a vegan athlete"


Reduce the long hours of study and memorization thanks to the Relearning system used by TECH in all its programs"


The objective of this program is to offer pharmacists the most advanced and rigorous knowledge on Sports Nutrition. For this reason, TECH provides access to first class didactic material, developed by an excellent teaching team specialized in Nutrition and Dietetics. Thanks to this combination, students will successfully achieve their objectives and improve their nutritional counseling skills.


This program will lead you to specialize in Sports Nutrition and to apply the latest scientific advances in dietary adaptation in diabetic patients or pregnant women”

General Objectives

  • Handle advanced knowledge on nutritional planning in professional and non-professional athletes for the healthy performance of physical exercise
  • Manage advanced knowledge on nutritional planning in professional athletes of various fields in order to achieve maximum sports performance
  • Learn advanced knowledge about nutritional planning in professional athletes from team sports to achieve the highest sports performance
  • Manage and consolidate the initiative, entrepreneurial spirit to implement projects related to nutrition in physical activity and sport
  • Know how to incorporate the different scientific advances into one' s own professional field
  • Develop the ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Enhance the advanced understanding of the context in which their area of expertise is being developed
  • Manage advanced skills in the detection of possible signs of nutritional changes associated with sports activities
  • Manage the necessary skills through the teaching-learning process that will allow them to continue training and learning in the field of sports nutrition, both through the contacts
  • established with professors and professionals in the Professional Master’s Degree, as well as in an autonomous way
  • Specialize in the structure of muscle tissue and its role in sports
  • Gain knowledge about the energetic and nutritional needs of athletes in different pathophysiological situations
  • Specialize in the energetic and nutritional needs of athletes in the different situations specific to age and gender
  • Specialize in dietary strategies for the prevention and treatment of the injured athlete
  • Specialize in the energetic and nutritional needs of child athletes
  • Specialize in the energetic and nutritional needs of Paralympic athletes

Specific Objectives

Module 1. Muscle and Metabolic Physiology Associated with Exercise

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the structure of skeletal muscle
  • Understand in depth the functioning of skeletal muscle
  • Delve into the understanding of the most important changes that occur in athletes
  • Delve into the mechanisms of energy production according to the type of exercise undertaken
  • Further understanding of the interaction between the different energy systems that make up the muscle energy metabolism

Module 2. Evaluation of the Athlete at Different Times of the Season 

  • Interprete  biochemical factors to detect nutritional deficits or overtraining states
  • Use of the different methods of body composition to optimize the weight and fat percentage appropriate to the sport practiced
  • Perform the monitoring of the athlete throughout the season
  • Perform the Plan seasonal schedules according to individual requirements

Module 3. Watersports

  • Delve into the most important characteristics of the main water sports
  • Understand the demands and requirements associated with sports activities in aquatic environments
  • Distinguish between the nutritional needs of different watersports

Module 4. Adverse Conditions

  • Differentiate between the main performance limiting factors caused by climate
  • Develop an acclimatization plan appropriate to the situation given
  • Delve into the physiological adaptations due to altitude
  • Establish the correct individual hydration guidelines according to the climate

Module 5. Vegetarianism and Veganism

  • Differentiate between the different types of vegetarian athletes
  • Gain an in-depth understanding of the main mistakes made
  • Treat the notable nutritional deficiencies of sportsmen and sportswomen
  • Manage skills to provide the athlete with the best tools when combining foods

Module 6. The Type 1 Diabetic Athlete

  • Establish the physiological and biochemical mechanism of diabetes both at rest and during exercise
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of how the different insulins or medications used by diabetics work
  • Assess the nutritional requirements for people with diabetes both in their daily life and in exercise, to improve their health
  • Delve into the necessary knowledge to be able to plan nutrition for athletes of different disciplines with diabetes, in order to improve their health and performance
  • Establish the current state of evidence on Performance Enhancing Drugs in diabetics

Module 7. Parathletes

  • Delve into the differences between the various categories of parathletes and their physiological-metabolic limitations
  • Determine the nutritional requirements of the different para-sportsmen in order to establish a specific nutritional plan
  • Further the knowledge necessary to establish interactions between the ingestion of pharmaceuticals in these athletes and nutrients, to avoid nutrient deficits
  • Understand the body composition of parathletes in different sport categories
  • Apply current scientific evidence on nutritional ergogenic aids

Module 8. Sports by Weight Category

  • Establish the different characteristics and needs within sports by weight category
  • Understand in depth the different nutritional strategies for preparing the athlete for competition
  • Optimize the improvement of body composition through nutritional approach

Module 9. Different Stages or Specific Population Groups

  • Explain the specific physiological characteristics to be taken into account in the nutritional approach of different groups
  • Understand in depth the external and internal factors that influence the nutritional approach to these groups

Module 10. The Injury Period

  • Determine the different phases of the injury
  • Help in the prevention of injuries
  • Improve the prognosis of the injury
  • Develop a nutritional strategy to meet the changing nutritional requirements during the injury period

The teaching materials of this program, elaborated by these specialists, have contents that are completely applicable to your professional experiences"

Professional Master's Degree in Sports Nutrition in Special Populations

Pharmaceutical services are generally reduced to the administration and distribution of medicines. However, these establishments often perform, functions related to the dissemination of all types of health-related information. TECH Global University designed this original program in order to specialize pharmacy professionals in offering nutritional counseling and services oriented to special populations, such as parathletes, diabetics, pregnant women and children. Our teaching team has curated a series of content covering muscular and metabolic physiology, types of assessment according to the seasons, sports by weight category and dietary regimes such as vegetarianism and veganism. Thanks to this Professional Master's Degree, pharmacists will develop key competencies for the detection of signs of nutritional alteration associated with sports practice, taking into account the breadth of factors that influence performance, ranging from climatic conditions to special medical conditions. In this way, our program ensures that the necessary skills are obtained to meet the care and preventive needs of these athletes.

Postgraduate Degree in Sports Nutrition in Special Populations

With this TECH program, the pharmacy professional will deepen his or her knowledge in the biochemical and anthropometric assessment of the populations already presented, as well as in their respective energy and hydration requirements. In addition, he/she will acquire skills in the identification of the chemical composition of foods, essential for the nutritional planning of personalized diets. These theoretical and practical skills will allow you to adjust to each of the demands of athletes, applying new trends in the field and paying special attention to the pathologies present or injuries that may arise. At the end of this Professional Master's Degree in sports nutrition, the professional will be able to monitor the different stages of physical activity (pre-training, competition, recovery and rest) and, based on this, develop training and nutrition programs, focused on increasing physical performance or healthy exercise. In addition, it will be able to detect vitamin and protein deficiencies, as well as over-training states. This, consequently, to establish interactions between diet and the use or non-use of drugs.