Single Subject - Sport Nutrition NFQ Level 6

Single Subject - Sport Nutrition NFQ Level 6

Course Overview

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Why take this course?

This module examines the scientific principles of nutrition for enhancing the performance of athletes. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required to provide sound, scientific sports nutrition advice to a variety of athletes. The module focuses on assessing nutritional requirements of athletes from a variety of sporting backgrounds, as well as designing nutritional strategies to enhance performance and promote recovery in these athletes.

On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:

Measure the nutritional status of an athlete and determine their energy requirements

Conduct a physical assessment of an athlete’s body composition.

Develop nutritional strategies that are specific to preparation for competition (pre exercise nutrition), fluid and fuel requirements during exercise (during exercise nutrition), and recovery after training and competition (post exercise nutrition).

Devise nutritional strategies for special populations such as those aiming to make weight in sport either through weight loss or bulking up.

Critique a range of sports supplements and their appropriate use.

What will I experience?

Exercise Physiology and Metabolism, Measuring Nutritional Status of Athletes, Assessment of Athletic Physique, Energy Requirements of Athletes

Weight Loss and the Athlete, Making Weight in Sport, Preparation for Competition, Nutrition During Exercise, Nutrition for Recovery

Supplements, Overtraining, The Female Athlete, The 24 Hour Athlete, Nutritional Analysis and Technology.

What opportunities might it lead to?

This is a stand alone qualification, however students are required complete academic work and assessment in order to achieve the single subject certificate.

As a graduate you will be exempt from the above module on the BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy with Rehabilitation delivered on a full time basis at the Institute.

Additional Information

Enquiries: Maria Slevin -

Course Details

Course Fees:
Course Duration:
12 Weeks
Course Commencement Date:

7.00pm Monday 17 September 2018.

Course NFQ Level:
Level 6
Dept of Lifelong Learning
Minimum Entry Requirements:

Mature applicant or Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate examinations. Two of these subjects must be mathematics and a language (English or Irish). Or Any QQI level 5 qualification is acceptable.

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