Sports Nutrition Coaching

Study the science behind sports nutrition, and its applications

Timetable each week
3 evenings over 6 weeks
Course Type
Blended (online & classroom based)
6 weeks
Dublin, Cork
Course details
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This course specifically focuses on the nutrient requirements of athletes and sports teams.

As with all elements of training and performance, dietary needs should be tailored to suit the individual player or athlete. Each player/athlete will have different energy and recovery requirements, be it sport or position specific or possibly varied tastes in the foods they like or dislike. For this reason, it is difficult to suggest that, as a team, all players should eat the same “menu” in terms of food and portion size. This in-depth course covers topics like, how the amount, composition, and timing of food intake can profoundly affect sports performance. How good nutrition will help athletes train hard, recover quickly and adapt more effectively with less risk of illness or injury. What good nutritional strategies need to be adopted before, during and after training to help maximize performance.

Whether you’re a nutrition enthusiast, fitness instructor, or personal trainer wishing to gain a deeper level of knowledge of how to adapt the diet to optimise sports performance this course will give an extensive understanding enabling you to provide appropriate nutrition advice to sports clients.

(Must hold a personal training certificate or complete our online nutrition unit)

Content Covered

  • Sports specific Hydration

When, How much, How often and what type.

  • Carbohydrates

Daily carbohydrate needs

Sources of carbs

  • Dietary Protein

Protein Requirements & Timing

Sources of protein

Sources of protein for vegetarians/ vegans

  • Dietary Fat

Types and sources of fat:

Handy Guide for Portion for your kg Size

Vitamins and Minerals for Sports Performance

What should I be eating for my pre-exercise pre performance meal?

  • Pre-exercise fuel

Post- exercise glycogen recovery fueling

Post– exercise: repair your muscles, refuel your tank, and rehydrate

  • Performance Supplements

Pros and cons. Clean sport.

  • Female Athlete Triad

Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)

  • Physiological Consequences

Associated with Energy Restriction: What are Athletes Concerned About?

Meeting energy requirements through wholefood sources is essential to function and perform at your peak!


  • 25th March 2021 (Swords academy. 3 Evening Dates. 25th March, 8th April, 22nd April)


  • Coming Soon

Course Cost: €450 qualified trainers. €600 none qualified trainers (Who must complete an extra online unit)

Payment plans available. Call 019023377 to learn more

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