The correct eating regimen can go a long way to enhance a physical training programme and help towards improving overall sports performance. This course has been designed to provide fitness professionals with a basic understanding of sports nutrition concepts. It explores the energy needs for various athletes, looks at pre-event nutrition, nutrition for recovery, key vitamins and minerals for athletes and popular dietary supplements.
Designed to provide fitness professionals with a basic understanding of sports nutrition concepts
Explores the energy needs for various athletes, looks at pre-event nutrition, nutrition for recovery, key vitamins and minerals for athletes and popular dietary supplements
Make informed decisions when providing dietary advice to athletes
Apply the knowledge in your own training regimen
Ideal for any individual wishing to learn more about nutrition in relation to sports performance
How is this course delivered? (Study mode & duration)
This is an online home-study course with a completion date of 3-6 months. You will be required to complete a series of short multiple-choice quizzes via our online learning portal, as well as a 40 mark final multiple-choice exam for which 70% is required to pass.
What are the contents of this course? (Modules & chapters)
- Eating for top performance
- Energy balance and body composition in sports and exercise
- Determining the athletes energy needs
- Carbohydrate needs for exercise and sport
- Protein needs for exercise and sport
- Fat requirements for health and performance
- Key vitamins and minerals for athletes
- Fluids and hydration
- Pre- event fueling
- Recovery nutrition
- Making weight targets in weight-driven sports
- Fueling weight gain for strength and power sports
- Popular dietary supplements/ergogenic aids
Do I need any previous qualifications to enroll in this course? (Entry requirements)
Essentials of Nutrition is a pre-requisite for this course.
What career opportunities are available once I have completed this course? (Career paths & scope of practice)
This course is ideal for any individual wishing to learn more about nutrition in relation to sports performance, whether you are a sports coach, conditioning specialist, personal trainer, exercise specialist, parent or are partaking in a sports event yourself. Although it will be outside your scope of practice to prescribe dietary programmes (for that you need a dietetics degree), with this qualification you will be able to provide well-informed advice to clients and steer them towards making healthy eating decisions.
How will I be recognised once I have completed this course? (Accreditation & certification)
How to Register for this Course
Thank you for choosing to do our Sports Nutrition course! Please refer to the below steps to guide you through the registration process.
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