Sports Nutrition Diploma (UK)

DURATION

4 Months

MODE OF DELIVERY

Distance Learning Course

CREDITS

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COURSE FEE

R8 000

DEPOSIT

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3 MONTH INSTALLMENT

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6 MONTH INSTALLMENT

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9 MONTH INSTALLMENT

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Introduction

For athletes to succeed, they need to have their diets and nutritional needs seen as a top priority. A sports nutritionist looks at the athlete’s diet and tailor-makes this to the type of sport they perform. This Nutrition Course will educate you on intricate details of what an athlete’s diet looks like and the nutritional needs of different athletes. The Diploma in Sports Nutrition will educate you on the underpinning and fundamental knowledge of a variety of different sports and the nutritional requirements of the athletes partaking in the sport.

Accreditation

The Diploma in Sports Nutrition is accredited by the Nutrition Therapy Education Commission (NTEC). This body issues accreditation according to the National Occupational Standards (NOS) in Nutritional Therapy.

Aim of Course

This Nutrition Course will educate you on intricate details of what an athlete’s diet looks like and the nutritional needs of different athletes.

Course Objective

The Diploma in Sports Nutrition will educate you on the underpinning and fundamental knowledge of a variety of different sports and the nutritional requirements of the athletes partaking in the sport.

Course Content

**Physiological functions in health and disease: Learn how major physiological systems in the body are structured and function / Discover how the body’s physiology responds to physical activity / Explore how energy is balanced in the body as well as how your appetite is regulated. **Food and diet in sports nutrition practice: Delve into what affects how we make food choices / Learn about the nutrients that make up food / Evaluate how sports nutraceuticals should be used safely. **Assessment and planning for sports nutrition practice: Learn the best way of communicating good nutrition practices to your athlete / Discover how you can design your own integrated nutritional and fitness assessment tools for your athlete / Become knowledgeable about the recommended nutritional intake for an athlete. **Sports nutritional management Discover the art of tailor-making meal plans for your athlete / Uncover how to give nutritional advice to your athlete / Know how to select the correct sports nutraceuticals. **Gain an advanced understanding of sports nutrition in terms of: The Glycaemic Index / Nutrition for Children / Nutrition for Special Populations.

Admissions Criteria

We require a valid South African ID, or a valid passport if you reside outside of South Africa. You must have a Matric/Grade 12 certificate.

Career Opportunity

Sports Nutritionist