How to Register

SENr has three routes to registration: Practitioner, Graduate and Academic. You can find the requirements for each category and details of how to apply below.

All routes are outlined in full in the SENr Guide to Registration 2017


1. Practitioner Registration


Practitioner registration is awarded to individuals who can demonstrate appropriate qualifications and proficiency gained after relevant professional experience. Full details can be found in SENr Guide to Registration 2017 alongside Appendix 2 Practitioner.  Registrants will be expected to demonstrate their competencies against the SENr-Competency Framework 2017.

We have also developed an online module:  SENr:  A Guide to Registration to take you through the portfolio development process.

All applicants should also have achieved a Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering.  A non-exhaustive list of providers can be found here.

Practitioner applications should be sent to the BDA Office at



2. Graduate Registration

SENR Graduate Registrant

Those new to the field, or new graduates, can apply for Graduate Registration. This enables people who have the appropriate knowledge base but not yet the experience, to join the Register. It encourages safe and ethical practice in graduate registrants from graduation and their initial engagement in sports and exercise nutrition at different levels of practice. Full details can be found in SENr Guide to Registration 2017 alongside Appendix 1: Graduate Registration.

Graduate registration is awarded to individuals who can demonstrate appropriate qualifications, against Section A of the SENr-Competency Framework 2017.

The maximum period of graduate registration will be 3 years, after which time the registrant will be required to demonstrate the requirements for full registration.

Graduate applications should be sent to the BDA Office at



3. Academic Associate Registration

SENR Registrant AA

Academic Associate registration has been established to acknowledge those with significant sport and exercise nutrition academic and research interests but for whom the practitioner registration route is not feasible because they do not practice in the applied context and cannot meet Practitioner Registrant competences. It aims to recognise the contribution that academics and researchers make to the developing evidence-base in Sport and Exercise Nutrition, but is not a route to practice. Those academics and researchers who feel they can comprehensively evidence the competency requirements of Practitioner Resistant status are advised to register through that route.


SENr Academic Associates will hold a relevant PhD and have a recognised profile and standing within the SEN academic / research community. 

Applicants are invited to submit the following documentation:

  • a CV to outline background and professional qualifications
  • a personal statement on how they support SENr initiatives
  • a written recommendation a current SENr Register Practitioner

Full details can be found in the SENr Guide to Registration

Applications to become an Academic Associate should be sent to the BDA Office at