Sports-Nutrition

Sports Nutrition distance learning course

£280.00

Get a job as a nutritionist. This course equips students with the essential information to begin working as a nutritionist, with potential earnings of up to £52,000+*pa and avenues such as health agencies, healthfood shops, nutritional medical companies and fitness centres available. Other peripheral jobs such as a nutrition journalist could also be attainable.

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“The assessments encouraged me to immediately apply new skills and strategies” Charlotte D

 

Sports in now a competitive business as well as recreation and everything is considered scientifically in order to produce optimum performance. Nutritional advice is part of this process and sound knowledge and guidance of this subject can provide an edge in competition; dietary control and planning are equally as important as physical and mental preparation in a sporting arena.

About Our Sports Nutrition Course

Therapists who already deal with sports nutrition will find this course useful in its treatment and clarification of important issues and topics. The roles of individual nutrient groups in relation to particular sports and the attendant training regimes is covered in detail. This information can then be applied in many professional roles and in personal health and fitness. So, if you are a personal trainer or coach or an athlete preparing for an important event; or simply an individual or parent looking to provide themselves and their family with the optimum diet and nutrition, this course will provide you with the means to understand and plan this important part of your life.

What can I do after the course?

Get a job as a nutritionist. This course equips students with the essential information to begin working as a nutritionist, with potential earnings of up to £52,000+*pa and avenues such as health agencies, healthfood shops, nutritional medical companies and fitness centres available. Other peripheral jobs such as a nutrition journalist could also be attainable.

Start your own business. You could also consider starting your own sports nutritionist business in private practice.

*Source: Payscale.com, Sept. 2012

Module Module Title

1 Professionalism and the Nutrient Groups

2 Myths and Conceptions, The Consultation

3 Principles of Coaching in Sport

4 Planning the Diet

5 Water

6 Weight Control in Sport

7 The Role of the Vegetarian/Vegan in Sports Nutrition

8 Misinformation

9 Performance Enhancers

10 ATP and Glycogen Replacement

Award 1 is Sports Nutrition Diploma

Award 2 is Level 3 Sports Nutrition Award
At the end of this course successful learners will also receive a Level 3 ABC Award Certificate of Achievement. Our course has been accredited under the ABC IIQ Licence and the course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

What Are Your Study Options?

The Distance Education Academy aims to provide flexible, convenient arrangements for our students, so you can study through two methods:
Traditional paper-based;
Home study provides quick access to online course material and enables you to submit question papers to your tutor, and receive feedback and results, through your personal online student account. The online system also gives access to course material instantly.
Study Hours
The Distance Education Academy can only approximate the time it takes to complete a course at it will largely depend on your speed of learning and assimilation plus how often and how much time you can dedicate to study. You also need to complete a question paper after each lesson and these normally will take 1 – 2 hours.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 110 hours.

Learner Support And Assessments

This course provides unlimited access to your a personal tutor who will be a specialist in the field you are studying. Their role is to make sure you get appropriate and constructive feedback and to answer your questions and provide guidance on areas you are not sure about. You can contact them by phone, email or fax.
We also have a team of course advisors and administrators who will give you friendly and relevant advice on issues relating to your course and study. We will always try to make you feel like you’re not by yourself and that someone will help you if you get into difficulties with anything.

Assessment Method
There are question papers set after each session; these have to be completed and sent to your tutor to mark. Continuous assessment like this means that your progress is monitored regularly and that any problems or difficulties are identified and addressed as early as possible.

Professional Memberships

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC)

Stonebridge Associated Colleges are an approved training provider for the SHTC

On completion of this course students can apply for membership to the Society for Holistic Therapists and Coaches (SHTC), a professional body who are dedicated to recognised standards of qualification and practice – students will also be able to use the initials 'SHTC' after their names.

Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists (AEPT)

"The Affiliation of Ethical & Professional Therapists is dedicated in assisting you as a member, in the promotion and growth of your practice. Your profile will be entered onto our website and each month you will receive a free e-zine full of business tips and valuable information".