This course is available in Paper format and also online.
This course is designed to give you a sound introduction to the subject and provide you with the skills and knowledge to be able to understand the field of nutrition, and be able to help you provide information to others on the correct use and applications of nutrition within the sports arena.
At no time should you or anyone you advise, carry out any changes to diet or activities unless you have had a full medical and discussed the changes proposed with a qualified doctor or specialist
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Sports Nutrition at QLS Level 3
Course code: FHL01
Delivery method: Paper Based or Online
Course duration: 12 Months
Entry requirements: No prior qualification needed
Award achieved: ABC Awards and Certa Award Certificate of achievement at QLS Level 3
This Sports Nutrition course from the market leaders in Distance Learning, UK Distance Learning & Publishing, is designed to enhance your knowledge of this wide area of Sports Nutrition. With our society currently experiencing its worst ever crisis in weight levels with its medical and lifestyle consequences, this subject is increasingly relevant to a broad range of people.
Part A: Human Anatomy and Physiology
To have a better understanding of how nutrition works within the body it is essential that you complete an introductory section on human anatomy covering the following topics:
Unit 1: Introduction to the Human Body
- Human Body Structure
- Body Functions
- Life Process
- Anatomical Terminology
Unit 2: Cells, Tissues and Membranes
- Cells structure and function
- Body tissues
Unit 3: Skeletal System
- Functions of the Skeletal System
- Bone tissue
- Bone development and growth
- Classifications of bones
- Division of the skeleton
Unit 4: Muscular System
- Functions of the Muscular System
- Structure of the Skeletal Muscle
- Muscle types
- Skeletal Muscle Groups
Unit 5: Nervous System
- Functions of the Nervous System
- Nerve tissue
- Organisation of the Nervous System
Unit 6: Endocrine System
- Introduction to the Endocrine System
- Characteristics of Hormones
- Endocrine Glands
Unit 7: Cardiovascular System
- Introduction to the Cardiovascular System
Unit 8: Lymphatic System
- Functions of the Lymphatic System
- Components of the Lymphatic System
Unit 9: Respiratory System
- Introduction to the Respiratory System
- Mechanics of Ventilation
- Respiratory Volumes and Capacities
- Conducting Passages
Unit 10: Digestive System
- Functions of the Digestive System
- General Structure
- Regions of the Digestive System
Unit 11: Urinary System
- Functions of the Urinary System
- Components of the Urinary System
Unit 12: Reproductive System
- Introduction to the Reproductive System
- Male Reproductive System
- Female Reproductive System
PART B: Introduction to Nutrition
This section of your course looks at how nutrition plays a vital role in sports, and guides you through the basics needed to understand and apply nutritional requirements within the sports arena.
Unit 13: Proteins and Carbohydrates
- Non-Essential Amino Acids
- Essential Amino Acids
Unit 14: Fats and Cholesterol
Unit 15: Vitamins and Minerals
Unit 16: Hydration
Unit 17: Nutritional Requirements
- Fat Dietary
- Know the Limits
Unit 18: Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA)
- Female Average
- Male Average
- Child Average
Unit 19: Supplements
- Creative Monohydrate
Unit 20: Low Fat menu
Unit 21: Nutritional abuses
- Alcohols effect on Metabolism
- Caffeines effect on Metabolism
- Eating Disorders
- FAD Diets
At the end of this course successful learners will be given the option to receive a Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing Ltd has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing Ltd to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.
The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.
Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales
Paper Based Version
The course comes to you as a paper-based pack delivered by courier.
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments.
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor.
The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.
This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.
You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have. In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.