Sports Nutrition Coaching
Study the science behind sports nutrition, and its applications
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)
- Sports specific Hydration
When, How much, How often and what type.
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