Sports Nutrition


Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition Courses
 
Course Code BRE303
Qualification Statement of Attainment
Payment Options Upfront & Payment Plans
Delivery Online & Correspondence
Duration 100 Hours

 
Course Information

A course to help you better understand sports nutrition diet, nutrition for fitness, sports nutrition supplements, and the relationships between performance, health and food.

Student gain an understanding and skills in:

  • managing training diets
  • managing competition diets
  • weight loss
  • fluids
  • energy and more...

There are 9 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Human and Sports Nutrition
  2. Energy
  3. Energy in the Athlete’s Body
  4. The Training Diet
  5. The Competition Diet
  6. Fluids
  7. The Athlete’s Body Composition
  8. Weight Management
  9. Training for Size and the Use of Sports Supplements

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Aims:

  • Discuss human nutrition as it relates to sport.
  • Explain energy and how energy is produced in the body.
  • Explain how energy is utilised in the human body.
  • Understand the characteristics of, and to be able to design an effective training diet.
  • Design a diet for an athlete.
  • Understand the principles of and be able to design an athletic diet for the days leading up to, during and after a competition.
  • Explain the importance of fluids in an athletic diet.
  • Define the body composition of an athlete, and to become aware of the methods of measuring body composition.
  • Examine effective methods for weight reduction and body fat control where they are deemed necessary.
  • Examine methods of increasing muscle mass and to assess the use of sports supplements.

For more information on this course, please request your free course information pack.

p>SCOPE OF STUDIES:

There are nine lessons in total. At the end of each lesson there is an assignment, which you submit to your tutor for marking.

Lesson 1 Introduction to Human and Sports Nutrition. This
lesson gives the student a basic grounding in human nutrition as it relates to
sport. Topics include: dietary nutrients; recommended daily intake; the
balanced diet; carbohydrates (including the glycaemic index), fats and
proteins.

Lesson 2 Energy. This lesson explains the concept of
chemical energy and how it is produced in the human body. Topics include:
Calories and Kilojoules; energy systems and adenosine triphosphate; and aerobic
vs anaerobic respiration.

Lesson 3 Energy in the athlete’s body. This lesson examines
how energy is utilised in the human body. Topics include: aerobic capacity;
respiratory quotient; metabolism; stages of exercise; energy sources during
exercise; and protein as an energy source.

Lesson 4 The training diet. Looks at the principles of a
training diet and how to design an effective training diet. Topics include
carbohydrates; proteins and the protein needs of athletes; fats; other
nutrients (such as antioxidants); and meal timing

Lesson 5 The competition diet. In this lesson, the student
will learn about the principles behind and how to design a diet for an athlete
for the days leading up to, during and after a competition. Topics include
carbohydrate loading and the carbohydrate needs of athletes; guidelines for pre
competition eating; eating during competition; competition, fatigue and
nutrition; and competition recovery requirements.

Lesson 6 Fluids. Explains the importance of fluids in an
athlete’s diet. Topics include: the function of water in the human body; fluid
needs in humans; water and solute regulation in the body; electrolytes; water
and body temperature regulation; fluid intake before, during and after
exercise; and intra venous fluid replacement.

Lesson 7 The athlete’s body composition. Teaches students
about the body composition of an athlete, and methods of measuring body
composition. Topics include: components of the human body; body composition
assessment techniques; the importance of body composition to performance; and
the body mass index.

Lesson 8 Weight Management. This lesson examines effective
methods for weight reduction and body fat control where they are deemed
necessary. Topics include: the mechanics of weight loss; why athletes may want
to lose weight; “making weight” and “cutting up”; weight loss and physical
performance; overweight people; weight change and low energy diets; tips for
losing body fat; key characteristics of a safe weight reduction diet; and
eating disorders.

 

Lesson 9 Training for Size and the use of Sports
Supplements. Examines methods of increasing muscle mass and assesses the use of
sports supplements. Topics include: how to gain weight; gaining muscle mass;
evaluating the use of sports supplements; types of sports supplements; and
supplements and drug testing.

AIMS:

  • To have a basic grounding in human nutrition as it relates to sport.
  • Understand energy and how energy is produced in the body.
  • Explain how energy is utilised in the human body.
  • Understand the characteristics of, and to be able to design an effective training diet.
  • Design a diet for an athlete.
  • Understand the principles of and be able to design an athletic diet for the days leading up to, during and after a competition.
  • Explain the importance of fluids in an athletic diet.
  • Define the body composition of an athlete, and to become aware of the methods of measuring body composition.
  • To examine effective methods for weight reduction and body fat control where they are deemed necessary.
  • Examine methods of increasing muscle mass and to assess the use of sports supplements.

Request your free info pack today!

 

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If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an Australian resident you may also be eligible to receive Abstudy/Austudy or Youth Allowance.

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