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 receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
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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.
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