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Although it may seem obvious, some athletes and fitness enthusiasts are not aware of what impact food can have on training and performance. A well planned eating strategy will have a positive effect on competition, fitness, recovery, reducing the risk of illness, and most importantly, helping you achieve optimal results. This course provides an evidence based analysis of sports nutrition. It will give you the knowledge and skills you need in order to achieve your sports nutrition and athletic performance goals.
Why exactly is sports nutrition so important? We start the course discussing macronutrients, the fuel sources we use during exercise, and give an overview of energy metabolism. You will become crystal clear on the importance of sports nutrition and why it is key to obtaining fitness and high performance.
Here you will learn the importance of carbohydrates as a primary source of fuel for exercise. We will look at the current recommendations for different groups of athletes and discuss their carbohydrate intake, and how it can improve performance by optimising energy stores in the body.
In lesson 3 you will learn about the recommendations on the type and amount of physical activity needed to improve and maintain health. The consequences of a poor lifestyle will be discussed and you will learn what you can do to prevent and improve poor lifestyle related conditions, with good nutrition and physical activity.
One of the hottest topics in sports nutrition these days is the importance of protein and fats for sports performance. You will learn all about the role of protein in energy metabolism, with a comprehensive analysis of the effect of essential amino acids for optimal health and performance. Fat metabolism and its part in exercise will also be analysed.
Here you will learn the truth about sports supplements. The huge variety of pills, powders, drinks and bars, which claim to increase muscle and strength, or burn fat, can often lead to confusion amongst athletes. We will discuss the effects of supplements on exercise performance and review the rationale for their proposed beneficial effects.
In the second On Demand lesson, we will get to the bottom of the mystery surrounding vitamins and minerals. As micronutrients are often equated with energy, strength and optimal performance, this lesson will examine the prevalence and effect of vitamins and mineral deficiencies in athletes.
You will gain a comprehensive understanding of how hydration status effects your performance and we will consider the science behind sports drinks. We will look at the exact recommended requirement of fluid pre, during, and, post-exercise. You will also learn about the fluid and electrolyte loss during exercise and what environmental factors can contribute to this.
It is incredibly important to be aware of how the timing of our meals, i.e. before, during, and after an event, affects exercise. As eating out has a huge impact on our recovery after we work out, you will learn what and how to eat correctly post-exercise and boost your immune system.
Want to take more control of your calorie intake? You will learn about RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) and how to estimate how many calories you should be eating for your weight, age, gender and activity levels. This will enable you to take control of your calorie intake whether you want to lose, maintain or gain weight.
So you know what to eat but have no idea how to get to the correct weight for your sport? You could be doing it all wrong! This lesson will help you understand the importance of body composition on performance and how to either lose fat or gain muscle in a healthy, permanent way.
|Class 1||Monday||Mon Feb 06, 2017||14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST|
|Class 2||Wednesday||Wed Feb 08, 2017||14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST|
|Class 3||*On Demand|
|Class 4||Monday||Mon Feb 13, 2017||14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST|
|Class 5||Wednesday||Wed Feb 15, 2017||14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST|
|Class 6||*On Demand||Class 7||Monday||Mon Feb 20, 2017||14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST|
|Class 8||Wednesday||Wed Feb 22, 2017||14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST|
|Class 9||Monday||Mon Feb 27, 2017||14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST|
|Class 10||Wednesday||Wed Mar 01, 2017||14:00 PM - 15:00 PM EST|
Being involved in the Health & Fitness industry and being a professional sport man or woman is probably one of the most competitive industry’s to be in. Having started my professional rugby career from the age of 18, sport nutrition has been one of the most important factors to keep me ahead of the pack. Through my years of playing in different countries and building experience, I have learned a lot towards the key factors in Sport Nutrition. Applying for the Sport Nutrition course at Shaw Academy was one of the best decisions I made for my Professional Rugby career. The knowledge and facts I gained from the Sport Nutrition course were remarkable. I am very excited to take my sports nutrition to the next level and make a huge step up in my professional rugby career. Thank you to the Shaw Academy for being a true inspiration and huge benefit for the Health and Fitness community.
I loved the depth of the information on the Sports & Exercise Nutrition programme, I found the course to be very thorough (probably because I've been able to focus the info on my training for 10km's and half marathon later this year). I found the manuals very handy personally, I like to be able to jot stuff down rather than just on screen. I liked that you could re-visit the lessons, I'm currently a studying Science in Computing: Software Development at the National College of Ireland and my lectures are Monday 6-10 and Wednesday 6-10 so that was very important!
I decided to carry out the Sports Nutrition course with Shaw to aid my nutrition and training. As much as I stick to a clean diet and train every day I needed to know the real details behind my diet and training. The knowledge shared was more than expected for an introductory course, nutrient timing, hydration, carb loading was of special interest. Notes were thorough along with great diagrams, classes were interactive and very enthusiastic! Doing this course has honestly pushed my motivation to a whole new level for upcoming shows, knowing the exact technical reasons behind everything I do from preparation perspective of nutrition and training makes it so much easier and re-warding. Thank you Shaw!
As an active person with a personal interest in living a healthy life, I found Shaw Academy's certificate in sports nutrition to be extremely educational. I am certain that, with my new knowledge and understanding of nutrition, I will be able to achieve my health and fitness goals.