Sports Nutrition

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Course Description

The correct eating regimen can go a long way to enhancing a physical training programme and helping towards improving overall sports performance. No matter how hard we train, it is what we put into our bodies that will determine what we get out. Proper nutrition is paramount in achieving our goals.

This sports nutrition course is designed to provide clear, simple and accurate facts based on the scientific principles of sports nutrition necessary to promote optimal health and performance in active sports individuals.

On completion of this course, you should have a good understanding of specific sports nutrition, and possess adequate knowledge to make informed decisions in order to provide clients with basic sports nutrition advice and dietary guidelines that will enhance general health and sports performance. 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.

You can also register for a combined Essentials of Nutrition AND sports nutrition at a discounted price.

*Note: This course lays the foundation for useful advice, but does not allow you to prescribe diet plans or practice as a dietician.

This course is included in our Nutrition Advisor Bundle course which offers you 4 of our excellent nutrition-based courses at a reduced rate.

This course Includes:

  • Online lessons and assessments
  • E-manual
  • Additional online resources

Study Mode Offered: ONLINE

This course is completed using the HFPA Online Learning Platform. The course material includes a e-manual, online chapter quizzes, knowledge questionnaire and a case study. 

You can also register for a combined Essentials of Nutrition AND sports nutrition at a discounted price.

Subjects & Modules

ESSENTIALS OF NUTRITION

  • Chapter 1: Energy balance
  • Chapter 2: Digestion, Absorption, Transport & Excretion of nutrients
  • Chapter 3: Macronutrients
  • Chapter 4: Micronutrients
  • Chapter 5: Nutrition through the life cycle
  • Chapter 6: Behaviour Modification
  • Chapter 7: Healthy eating
  • Chapter 8: Weight management
  • Chapter 9: Metabolic syndrome
  • Chapter 10: Food Allergy, Intolerance and sensitivity
  • Chapter 11: Eating disorders
    • Guidelines for Healthy eating (including plate model and teaching tools, food labels etc.),
    • Healthy eating for Healthy Infants and toddlers,
    • Nutrition for Children & Adolescents,
    • Nutrition in the Adult years,
    • Nutrition in the Elderly and Counselling For Change.
    • Male and Female Menopause and anti-aging

SPORTS NUTRITION

  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • Chapter 2: Eating for top performance
  • Chapter 3: Energy balance and body composition in sports and exercise
  • Chapter 4: Determining the athletes energy needs
  • Chapter 5: Carbohydrate needs for exercise and sport
  • Chapter 6: Protein needs for exercise and sport
  • Chapter 7: Fat requirements for health and performance
  • Chapter 8: Key vitamins and minerals for athletes
  • Chapter 9:Fluids and hydration
  • Chapter 10: Pre- event fueling
  • Chapter 11: Recovery nutrition
  • Chapter 12: Making weight targets in weight driven sports
  • Chapter 13: Fueling weight gain for strength and power sports
  • Chapter 14: Popular dietary supplements/ergogenic aids
Accreditations & Certifications

Sports Nutrition: 6 REPSSA Endorsed CPD points

Essentials + Sports Nutrition: 12 REPSSA Endorsed CPD points

Career Opportunities
  • 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
  • Include the importance of nutrition and healthy eating in your discussions with clients to help them get better results and prove your worth as an effective trainer
  • Incorporate tips into your family eating regime for better health

Course Requirements

Essentials of Nutrition is a pre-requisite for this course.

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