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What you'll learn

  • Form a foundational knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Discuss macro and micronutrients in detail
  • Understand the role of food and nutrients in sporting performance
  • Create balanced meal plans for exercisers and athletes
  • Integrate critical thinking into evidence-based practice

Course Content

module 1

Diploma in Sports and Exercise Nutrition

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  1. Energy Systems

    Why exactly is sports nutrition so important? This course will start off by discussing macronutrients, the fuel sources used 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.

  2. Carbohydrates

    In this lesson, you will learn the importance of carbohydrates as a primary source of fuel for exercise. This lesson 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.

  3. Fats

    Fat as a fuel for exercise is a very interesting topic; in this lesson, you will explore different types of fats including their structure, properties, and how to incorporate them in your daily life.

  4. Protein

    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.

  5. Supplements and Sports Foods

    Learn the truth about sports supplements. This lesson will discuss the effects of supplements on exercise performance and review the rationale for their proposed beneficial effects.

  6. Hydration

    Gain a comprehensive understanding of how hydration status affects your performance, and consider the science behind sports drinks. This lesson looks at the exact recommended requirement of fluid pre, during and post-exercise. You will also learn about fluid and electrolyte loss during exercise and what environmental factors can contribute to this.

  7. Micronutrients

    In this lesson, you 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 effects of vitamins and mineral deficiencies in athletes.

  8. Weight Loss and 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, you’ll uncover the facts.

module 2

Intermediate in Sports and Exercise Nutrition

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  1. Energy Metabolism Part 1

    This lesson provides an overview of the main metabolic pathways relating to macronutrients and will give you a comprehensive insight as to how we use food for energy. From here you will investigate further how the consumption of macronutrients fuels the three main energy systems: ATP-PC, anaerobic, and aerobic systems.

  2. Energy Metabolism Part 2

    This lesson provides an overview of the main metabolic pathways relating to macronutrients and will give you a comprehensive insight as to how we use food for energy. From here you will investigate further how the consumption of macronutrients fuels the three main energy systems: ATP-PC, anaerobic, and aerobic systems.

  3. Fats Part 1

    In this lesson, you will get a clear and comprehensive explanation of how we use fat for energy. You will learn how type, duration, and intensity of exercise determines when and how we use fat for fuel, whilst also looking at adaptations to training to achieve maximal fat oxidation. You will evaluate ketogenic diets and high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets.

  4. Fats Part 2

    In this lesson, you will get a clear and comprehensive explanation of how we use fat for energy. You will learn how type, duration, and intensity of exercise determines when and how we use fat for fuel, whilst also looking at adaptations to training to achieve maximal fat oxidation. You will evaluate ketogenic diets and high-fat, low-carbohydrate diets.

  5. Carbohydrates Part 1

    This lesson dives into carbohydrate metabolism including areas such as glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. You will learn all about carb-cycling and carb-loading strategies. An analysis of the factors that affect carbohydrate utilisation during exercise will complete the advanced examination of this important macronutrient.

  6. Carbohydrates Part 2

    This lesson dives into carbohydrate metabolism including areas such as glycolysis and gluconeogenesis. You will learn all about carb-cycling and carb-loading strategies. An analysis of the factors that affect carbohydrate utilisation during exercise will complete the advanced examination of this important macronutrient.

  7. Protein Part 1

    In this advanced lesson, you will get a complete understanding of areas including protein metabolism, quality, turnover, and the effect that different types of exercise and diets have on these topics. You will complete the lesson with an analysis of nitrogen balance and its effect on muscle growth.

  8. Protein Part 2

    In this advanced lesson, you will get a complete understanding of areas including protein metabolism, quality, turnover, and the effect that different types of exercise and diets have on these topics. You will complete the lesson with an analysis of nitrogen balance and its effect on muscle growth.

module 3

Advanced in Sports and Exercise Nutrition

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  1. The Endurance Athlete Part 1

    In this lesson, you will learn what is different about an endurance athlete. You will cover the macronutrient needs for an endurance athlete and look at adequate calories to fuel activity and sufficient fluids to sustain body temperature. You will look at specific energy systems for this athlete, and look at the best strategies for competition.

  2. The Endurance Athlete Part 2

    In this lesson, you will learn what is different about an endurance athlete. You will cover the macronutrient needs for an endurance athlete and look at adequate calories to fuel activity and sufficient fluids to sustain body temperature. You will look at specific energy systems for this athlete, and look at the best strategies for competition.

  3. The Strength Athlete Part 1

    This lesson will look at what energy systems are utilised during strength/power exercise. You will examine the different calorie and macronutrient needs for these types of athletes, and look at the best strategies for competition for a strength athlete.

  4. The Strength Athlete Part 2

    This lesson will look at what energy systems are utilised during strength/power exercise. You will examine the different calorie and macronutrient needs for these types of athletes, and look at the best strategies for competition for a strength athlete.

  5. Team Sports Part 1

    This lesson will provide a clear explanation of the nutrition demands of athletes involved in team sports. You will learn about the different energy systems utilised in team sports, and you will learn what meal planning and event logistics need to be considered during sports events.

  6. Team Sports Part 2

    This lesson will provide a clear explanation of the nutrition demands of athletes involved in team sports. You will learn about the different energy systems utilised in team sports, and you will learn what meal planning and event logistics need to be considered during sports events.

  7. Competition Preparation and Recovery Part 1

    Have you ever wondered how to achieve that winning edge? In this lesson, you will learn about the benefits of recovery eating and the consequences of not doing so. You will look at what to eat and drink to improve your ability to prepare for competition and for recovery between training and competitions.

  8. Competition Preparation and Recovery Part 2

    Have you ever wondered how to achieve that winning edge? In this lesson, you will learn about the benefits of recovery eating and the consequences of not doing so. You will look at what to eat and drink to improve your ability to prepare for competition and for recovery between training and competitions.

module 4

Proficient in Sports and Exercise Nutrition

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  1. Specialised Diets in Sports Part 1

    This lesson discusses considerations beyond the usual adjustments made to meet basic nutritional needs. There are different groups of athletes that have concerns when building their nutrition plan. In this lesson, you will cover several special diets including, diabetic athlete, vegetarian athlete, pregnant athlete, child and young athlete, and ageing athlete.

  2. Specialised Diets in Sports Part 2

    This lesson discusses considerations beyond the usual adjustments made to meet basic nutritional needs. There are different groups of athletes that have concerns when building their nutrition plan. In this lesson, you will cover several special diets including, diabetic athlete, vegetarian athlete, pregnant athlete, child and young athlete, and ageing athlete.

  3. Supplements and Micronutrients Part 1

    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. This lesson will explain the effects of supplements on exercise performance and review the rationale for their proposed beneficial effects.

  4. Supplements and Micronutrients Part 2

    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. This lesson will explain the effects of supplements on exercise performance and review the rationale for their proposed beneficial effects.

  5. Nutrition for Injury and Illness Part 1

    This lesson looks at how to reduce your risk of injury/illness and how to best recover from injury/illness. It will also delve into the immunosuppressive effect of high-intensity exercise. You will learn about the effect of illness/injury on sports performance and the best strategies for recovery. This lesson also looks at the female triad.

  6. Nutrition for Injury and Illness Part 2

    This lesson looks at how to reduce your risk of injury/illness and how to best recover from injury/illness. It will also delve into the immunosuppressive effect of high-intensity exercise. You will learn about the effect of illness/injury on sports performance and the best strategies for recovery. This lesson also looks at the female triad.

  7. Delivering Effective Advice Part 1

    How much do athletes actually know about sports nutrition? In this lesson, you will learn why nutritional consultations and communication with athletes is important. You will learn how to begin a consultation process with athletes, and provide them with effective nutritional assessments and education.

  8. Delivering Effective Advice Part 2

    How much do athletes actually know about sports nutrition? In this lesson, you will learn why nutritional consultations and communication with athletes is important. You will learn how to begin a consultation process with athletes, and provide them with effective nutritional assessments and education.

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    32 Lessons

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    4 Modules

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4.7

Really enjoying my sports nutrition course. Can the wait to do more!

4.4

Really enjoying the Sports Nutrition course. Only half way through but it's great! Opened my eyes about a few things and looking forward to putting it into practice. Using it to get fit and get healthy

4.8

Sports nutrition course. Great beginner course for anyone who wants to improve their sports nutrition knowledge for personal or job reasons. Amazing, interactive instructors take time to answer questions and give clear and comprehensive lessons.

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