This module content introduces coaches to sport nutrition in general and how to apply it to assisting individual athletes and team players get the best out of their training programmes and performances. The content of the module is basic yet wonderfully informative to coaches at all levels of sports.
Sports nutrition is seen as an important factor in determining optimal sports performance. We work on the assumption that an inadequate diet can prevent athletes and players from reaching their true potential. The module looks at ways in which athletes can eat to gain strength or eat and train to reduce weight depending on their needs and the demands of their sport.
The module covers basic concepts from the food pyramid, calories and metabolic rate before addressing the various nutrients food in various food. The main thrust of the module examines the make-up, benefits and importance of carbohydrates, protein, fat, minerals and vitamins and minerals and how they all add to or subtract from training gains and good performance. There is a major topic devoted to energy balance and how the athlete/player can maintain the best possible balance for sport.
This module aims to upgrade one’s knowledge on the theory and practice of nutrition in general and specifically as it applies to the understanding sports coaches should have of such a vital subject so that they can offer basic advice to the athletes/players under their care. We also offer some suggestions for meal and hydration plans during heavy periods of training as well as in the build-up to competition.
The module ends with discussion on such basic concepts as fluid intake,muscle cramps, sweat loss and how the coach can help athletes/players to overcome problems in training and in the preparation for competition.
This module is the equivalent of 34 hours of college lectures and the corresponding time spent understanding, absorbing and using the content practically through study and one’s coaching practice. All students are enrolled for 60 days but the actual time spent completing the module make take much less time for some coaches.
The following topics covered in this course are:
This course is delivered in modular format.
As soon as you gain entry to the course all the course content is accessible.
The course will contain a series of topics. We encourage participants to study them in the order presented.
Course Assessment must be attempted before the final 5 days of enrolment.
Assessment for the course is by Multiple Choice Questionnaire (MCQ). This MCQ contains 20 questions.
Each question will have 4 possible answers.
Some questions will have more than one correct answer.
A MCQ can only be attempted ONCE. It is your responsibility to ensure that mobile phones are turned-off and you should seek to be alone for the duration of the MCQ.
The MCQ for this course can take up to 45 minutes.
In the case of failing an MCQ arrangements will be made to allow a second attempt.
As soon as you have submitted the Course MCQ, you are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you have completed the course.
Certificates will be posted out within 10 days of successful course completion
Each participant is enrolled for 60 days and are given this period in which to complete the course and the end of course assessment.
Emails will be sent automatically to participants with the final 15 days of the course to remind them to complete the course or to ask for an extension.
If one has problems with completing the course in 60 days, they are asked to email email@example.com for an extension. The request must arrive before the 5th last day of enrolment.