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Sports Nutrition

Certificate in Sports Nutrition

This unique course will give you the knowledge and skills necessary to work with clients and sports clubs to improve their performance by applying the principles of sports nutrition.

Syllabus

1.   Nutrition Basics:
Basic food Introduction, Food preparation, Organic Foods,
Use & importance of nutrition, Food pyramid, Body composition

2. Exercise Anatomy & Physiology
Musculo-skeletal system
Types of Muscles
Types of Muscles Fibers
Factors Determining Muscle Strength
Muscle Action (Types of Muscle contraction)
Effect of massage on muscles
Effect of temperature on muscles
Effect of Normal Training on various systems, Body Composition,
Respiratory system, cardiovascular system, Nervous system,
Excretory system, Endocrine system

Monitoring Exercise Intensity
Metabolic Method
Heart Rate Method
Counting Heart Rate
Target Heart Rate Ranges
Resting Heart Rate
Maximal Heart Rate
Maximal Target Heart Rate
Formula
Karvonen or Heart Rate Reserve
Target Heart Rate Formula
Recovery Heart Rate
Perceived Exertion
Rate of Perceived Exertion
Dyspnea Scale and Talk Test
VO2 Max
Effect of over Training on the body

 

3. Energy & Energy System:
    Basal metabolism
 Bioenergetics
a.  Phosphagen System
b.  Anaerobic Glycolysis
c.  Aerobic Glycolysis

4 Fatty Acid Oxidation
Body temperature, control & its effects on sports performance.
How and where is energy stored?
What fuels are used for exercise?
What are high power fuels?
What are high power fuels?
Calories Burnt for Various Activities

4.   Athletes and eating disorders

5. Essential Nutrients

a. Macro-nutrients
Carbohydrates
Types, sources, Digestion, Assimilation and role in sports performance
Proteins
Types, sources, Digestion, Assimilation and role in sports performance
Fat (Lipids)
Types, sources, Digestion, Assimilation and role in sports performance
Water
Digestion, sources, Assimilation and role in sports performance

b. Micro-nutrients
Vitamins
Types, sources, Digestion, Assimilation and role in sports performance
Minerals
Types, sources, Digestion, Assimilation and role in sports performance
Electrolytes
Types, sources, Digestion, Assimilation and role in sports performance

c. Nonessential Nutrients
Fiber
Cholesterol
Alcohol

6. Food Labeling

Nutrition Panels
Percent Daily Value (%DV)
Common Serving Sizes
Nutritional Claims
Serving Percentages

7. Nutritional Strategies for Training
Pre-game nutrition, during game nutrition and recovery nutrition

8. Diet Guideline (planning) for sports players:
Sprinting
Marathon Training
Cricket
Hockey
Strength sports
Table Tennis
Boxing
Weight Lifting etc

9. Nutrition for over fifties
10. Nutritional Myths
11.  Sports Supplements
12. Nutritional value & Daily allowance Percent Daily of various foods
13. Terminology
14. Weight Management
Causes of Weight lose or gain
How to measure body fat?
How to lose or gain weight?
Nutrition plain for weight control

15. Steroids & Doping
16.   Sports Psychology:
Psychological theories and principles applied to performance/participation in sport/exercise.


 
 
 
 
 
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