Advanced Sports Nutrition
Advanced Sports Nutrition – This professional development course enables students to gain the skills and knowledge necessary to provide diet and nutritional advice for sports performance. It is an excellent course to take for those involved in training athletes and sports teams, or for those interested in their own sporting nutritional needs. This is a fully online course and students work through the course content at their own pace. Once all content is reviewed by the student, two case studies are then required to be submitted (using the online temples provided) in order to complete the course and receive certificate. Full online support is provided.
Topics & subjects covered:
Improving sporting performance through diet and nutritional practices.
Muscle gain nutritional planning.
Body fat reduction nutritional planning.
Endurance sports nutritional planning.
Understanding macro nutrients (protein, carbohydrate, fat) and how they relate to sporting performance.
Understanding micro nutrients and their role in an athletes health, and how they can boost performance.
Calculating calorie requirements.
Foods that make up a balanced diet and healthy eating.
Best sources of nutrition.
Understanding of all the main nutrients, daily recommended allowances and benefits.
Applying principles of nutrition to a physical activity programme.
There are 6 units on the Advanced Sports Nutrition course followed by the final assignment (Sports Nutrition Case Study). The units are as follows:
Unit 1 – Carbohydrates
Unit 2 – Protein
Unit 3 – Fats
Unit 4 – Vitamins, Minerals & Water
Unit 5 – Supplements
Unit 6 – Food Labeling and Recipes
Assessment – Athlete Sports Nutrition Case Study (completed online)
Students are free to work through the content at their own pace and it does vary from student to student. However we recommend aiming to complete the course over a four week time frame but it really does depend on the individual and you can take as long or as short at time frame as you are comfortable with.
There are no prior qualifications needed complete this online course.
Fees & Payment Options
Course Fees – €250 (Course fee must be paid in full to receive course login details)
Sprint College, The Plaza, Gorey, Co. Wexford