Diploma in sports & exercise nutrition
What Fuels Energy Systems?
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.
Fat as a fuel for exercise is a very interesting topic, in this lesson we explore different types of fats including their structure, properties and how to incorporate in your daily life.
In this lesson, 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.
Supplements & sports foods
Today you will learn the truth about sports supplements. We will discuss the effects of supplements on exercise performance and review the rationale for their proposed beneficial effects.
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.
In this lesson, we 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 effects of vitamins and mineral deficiencies in athletes.
Weight loss & the physically active
Do you want to know more about weight loss principles in the physically active (without being detrimental to your performance)? In this lesson, we give you the facts...