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Sports Nutrition

ADL - Academy for Distance Learning

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Tipología Vocational qualification
Metodología A distancia
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  • A distancia
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Discover optimal nutrition to enhance sporting performance! Learn how nutrition relates to sporting performance. This course details some elements such as energy in the athlete's body, fluids, competition and training diets. Perfect for the amateur (or professional) sportsman, trainer, coach, or anyone wanting to better manage diet for improved or more appropriate sporting performance.

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¿Dónde se da y en qué fecha?

comienzo Ubicación
Fechas a escoger
Distance Learning
comienzo Fechas a escoger
Distance Learning

¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Human Nutrition
Sports Nutrition
Dietetics and nutrition
Human Physiology


Lesson Structure: Sports Nutrition BRE303

There are 9 lessons:

Introduction to Human and Sports Nutrition
Energy in the Athlete's Body
The Training Diet
The Competition Diet
The Athlete's Body Composition
Weight Management
Training for Size and the Use of Sports Supplements
Learning Goals: Sports Nutrition BRE303

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.

What are essential nutrients?
What is the difference between fats and oils?
Briefly discuss the importance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats in the human diet.
Define energy.
Describe how ATP is converted to energy in the human body.
What is the difference between aerobic and anaerobic respiration?
How do actively contracting muscles get more ATP?
What are the two main sources of ATP for muscles that are performing intense activity?
Out of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, which substances provide the most efficient supply of energy to the human body?
Which energy sources are used throughout the exercise session?
Define the following terms:
VO2 max
Name three things commonly measured during fitness tests.
Outline the primary differences between the nutritional needs of an athlete and the nutritional needs of members of the general population.
Design a diet for an athlete.
Why do athletes need to eat plenty of carbohydrates?
An athlete has just finished running a half marathon (21km). What advice would you give them to help speed their recovery?
Why do athletes need more fluid in their diet than the general population?
What are the signs of dehydration in an athlete?
Define the following terms:
Body water balance
Research three common ways of determining the % of body fat present.
Discuss the importance of body composition to sporting performance for a sport.
What is the difference between subcutaneous and visceral fat?
Research one of the eating disorders:
anorexia nervosa
bulimia nervosa
anorexia athletica
Why would an athlete want to lose weight?
What are five health risks of being overweight?
What are the possible benefits of lowered body fat in a sport.
What is the difference between a dietary supplement and a nutritional ergogenic aid?
Come up with three suggested meals for an athlete.
Research the effects of one of the nutritional ergogenic aids.

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Fitness Leader, Dietician, Health Instructor