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  • Entry requirements
    There are no entry requirements but students must be committed to the aims of the programme and study method
  • Academic Title
    On successful completion of all your 8 assignments you will be awarded the UKOL Diploma in Sports Nutritionist.

    You can also complete an on-line examination for the International Fitness Association (IFA) Certificate in Sports Nutritionist. This on-line examination consists of 100 multiple-choice questions
  • Course description
    This course is designed to give you a sound introduction to the subject and provide you with skills and knowledge on a theory basis to be able to understand your needs and requirements in the terms of nutrition and be able to help you provide information to others on the correct use and applications of nutrition within the sports arena.

    Vital Importance

    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.

    Course Outline

    Part A: Human Anatomy & 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
    • Membranes

    Unit 3: Skeletal System
    • Functions of the Skeletal System
    • Bone Tissue
    • Bone Development & 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
    • Heart
    • Blood

    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 & Carbohydrates
    • Macronutrients
    • Non-Essential Amino Acids
    • Essential Amino Acids
    • Carbohydrates

    Unit 14: Fats & Cholesterol
    • Fats
    • Cholesterol

    Unit 15: Vitamins & Minerals
    • Vitamins
    • Minerals

    Unit 16: Hydration
    • Water
    • Liquids

    Unit 17: Nutritional Requirements
    • Protein
    • Carbohydrate
    • Fat Dietary
    • Know the Limits

    Unit 18: Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA)
    • RDA
    • Female Average
    • Male Average
    • Child Average

    Unit 19: Supplements
    • Supplements
    • Creative Monohydrate
    • DHEA

    Unit 20: Low Fat menu
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Deserts
    • Snacks

    Unit 21: Nutritional abuses
    • Alcohols Effect on Metabolism
    • Caffeine’s Affect on Metabolism
    • Eating Disorders
    • FAD Diets

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