Sports Nutrition (Level 3)
A distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a Level 3 Diploma in Sports Nutrition. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Diploma in Sports Nutrition is a flexible and convenient course, which allows you to comprehensively prepare for an exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Level 3 Diploma in Sports Nutrition course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.
People who do sports, not only need to eat a healthy and balanced diet to account for any extra energy needed, but also to replenish vital nutrients lost in e.g. sweating. An understanding of the principles of good nutrition and how it relates to sport is important for those who exercise and keep fit, want to stay healthy, are interested in training others in sporting activities, from marathons to tennis tournaments, or are training to reach peak levels in their chosen activity.
This Quality Assured Level 3 Diploma is suitable for all those who wish to achieve an understanding of the principles of good nutrition and would like to be able to relate this to sport. It will be of interest to you if, you exercise to keep fit, are interested in training others, whether as coaches or as parents/guardians of young athletes or like to participate regularly in sporting activities.
What Could I Do After Taking This Sports Nutrition Course?
With relevant Experience and Qualifications, you can go on to become a Nutritional Therapist. As a nutritional therapists, you would help people to improve and maintain their health and sense of wellbeing through diet and nutrition. Nutritional Therapists use their knowledge of food and nutrition to give advice on diet, which may encourage the body's natural healing process.
If you are interested in nutritional science, would like to help people, and you have good communication skills, then this may be the career for you.
Most nutritional therapists are self-employed. As a self-employed nutritional therapist, income depends on the hours you work and the number of clients you see. You would typically charge an hourly rate of between £40 and £100.*
*Figures are intended as a guideline only.
On completion of the Sports Nutrition course, learners can go on to study further in areas such as:
- Diet and Nutrition (Level 3)
- Nutritional Therapy (Level 3)
- Health, Diet And Nutritional Studies (Level 4)
- Health, Diet And Nutritional Studies (Level 5)
Your Sports Nutrition (Level 3) Course:
The course will cover a broad variety of topic areas including types of performance enhancers and meal planning to coaching young athletes.
- Study Time
- Key Topics
- Entry Requirements
- Home Study Support
- Home Study Resources
- Further Information
- What's Included
- Possible Career Path
Study Hours are an approximate figure and are dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the Sports Nutrition (Level 3) course is: 200 Hours
The Level 3 Sports Nutrition course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
- Module 1 - Dietary Nutrients
- Module 2 - Performance Enhancers
- Module 3 - Fluid Management
- Module 4 - Weight Management
- Module 5 - Managing Body Composition
- Module 6 - Women Athletes
- Module 7 - Young Athletes
- Module 8 - Before, During and After Exercise
- Module 9 - Meal Planning
- Module 10 - Sports Nutrition for different Sports
When you have completed the programme, your tutor needs to verify that you have worked through all parts of any Workbooks, Activities and Exercises successfully.
100% of the final mark is made up of an online multiple choice exam.
Upon verification of the activities, exercises and assignments, you will be awarded your diploma by ABC Awards as confirmation that your written work has met all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for the programme.
Entry RequirementsMin 16 Years
All Students must be 16 years of age or above.
The good news is that no prior learning knowledge or experience is essential to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone wishing to learn more about Sports Nutrition and would like to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to expand their knowledge and study further, so we try to keep our entry requirements to a minimum.
You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with full tutor support.
Home Study Support
You will be provided with comprehensive materials - Online, designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. You will have your own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus you can contact our Student Advisors by email or phone for all the practical advice you may need – so we really are with you 100%.
What's more, you'll have access to the online student portal, where you can interact with other students, browse our resource library and manage your account.
Home Study Resources
You will be provided with comprehensive materials designed to provide you with everything required to complete your course of study. Your course fee covers all textbooks, study folders, and/or online learning aids designed for distance learning.
This Level 3 Sports Nutrition Course pack includes the Student Handbook with all relevant information that you would need to successfully complete the course.
Level 3 Sports Nutrition Diploma
This course is Quality Assured by the Quality Licence Scheme
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that the provider has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.
The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. 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 Oxford Learning to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards 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.
Possible Career Path
Nutritional therapists help people to improve and maintain their health and sense of wellbeing through diet and nutrition. They use their knowledge of food and nutrition to give advice on diet, which may encourage the body's natural healing process. As a nutritional therapist, your work would start with a consultation with your clients. This would involve: taking a detailed medical history, covering their moods, stress levels, digestion, diet, exercise and family history conducting diagnostic tests, using hair samples and allergy testing encouraging clients to understand the link between diet and their own future health.
When you have a clear picture of your client's needs, you would then provide detailed, individual feedback that could focus on which foods to eliminate or increase, vitamin or mineral supplements and other lifestyle changes. You could see people of all ages with problems relating to issues with their skin, digestion, stress, migraine, and allergies. Your clients could also include people with chronic illness or children with behavioural or weight problems.
Find out more about the Job Role for Nutritional Therapist.
Our online courses are fully digitised so you can study on any smart device. Your learning programme is completely flexible so you can study at a pace that suits you. All our content is broken down into bite size chunks to make your learning more manageable and effective. Your course of study is broken down into units and sections, each of which contains lessons, activities and test papers. Courses are delivered on our Digital Learning Environment allowing you to study from anywhere on any smart device as long as you have access to the Internet. The course concludes by preparing you for examination using past papers in your chosen subject.
As a student, your course fee covers everything you will need to successfully complete the Sports Nutrition home study course and earn your award:
- Online study materials to enable the student to successfully complete the course.
- Certificate on Completion
- Tutor marked assessments (TMAs)
- Access to the online student portal (Student Chat, Forums and Online Support Resources)
- NUS Extra Card (discounted membership)
- One year educational support by e-mail.
You can also choose to pick from following while you are enrolling and avail the services at a highly discounted price for our students.
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12 MONTH COURSE INSURANCE :
Reordering a course pack, if you have damaged yours, can be costly. You can usually expect to pay a huge price for a copy. The 12 month insurance Cover will meet the cost for you if your pack was damaged. We will send out another Course Pack at no extra cost if you send us a proof of the damaged course.
LEARNING FOR LIFE:
We support our students even after they have graduated from the college. Learning for Life Services include:
1. Academic Reference: We are often asked to provide references for students by employers or colleges and universities. The aims of an academic reference are to confirm facts (confirm accuracy of statements made in any application) and to provide relevant opinion on the candidate's aptitude and ability.
2. CV Refresh Service: When you successfully complete your course you will be entitled to our CV refresh service. We will update your current CV to ensure that your new skills and achievements are presented to the highest standard. We will also add your CV to databank of our sister company www.twindo.co.uk
3. 25% off Courses: *(This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offers)
For all students who successfully complete their course, you will be entitled to 25% off any future courses through eDistance Learning or it's partners.
Furthermore this offer will be extended to your family and friends.
Further InformationAward Level: Level 3 Diploma Awarding Body: ABC Awards (www.abcawards.co.uk) Format: Online / Paper
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From time to time we may enrol our students with our partner sites; this is dependent on the number of students enrolling on a particular course and course material availability. If this happens, nothing changes for you other than the name of the college administering your course. We will continue to be your point of contact; you will get the exact same course you have enrolled on with the same high level of quality content and support.
This course can be enrolled upon by students internationally. There are no deadlines for enrolments.
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Step Three: Within 7 days (normally 48 hours) your enrolment papers and course materials will be with you. A tutor and a dedicated support advisor will also be allocated to you.
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About ABC Awards
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government for their qualifications on the national framework i.e. the Qualifications and Curriculum Framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.
As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers They are committed to developing qualifications, which help learners and organisations, by cultivating the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment and skills for life.They work with over 600 centers nationally and many tens of thousands of learners achieve an ABC Awards’ qualification each year.
What is the difference between Level 3 Diploma and an A Level?
Our Level 3 Diplomas have been specifically written for us by qualified distance learning course writers who are qualified to at least Level 5 or above. The Level 3 Diplomas are 1 year courses comprising 10 modules followed by an online examination. The course is pitched at Level 3 so is the equivalent level of study as an A Level. On successful completion of the exam, an Oxford College Diploma certificate is issued.
An A Level is a 2 year course that follows a specific syllabus provided by the corresponding examining body such as Edexcel, AQA and OCR. The A Level carries UCAS points depending on the grade achieved. The A Level is on Level 3 of the National Qualifications Network. A Levels are assessed by exams which have to be attended in person. A Level certificates are provided by the examining boards.
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If you have paid in full and opted for the Online version, the course access will be emailed to you within 48 hours. The paper version will take 3 weeks after you have received the online version and are happy with the course contents.
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How is the course structured?
The Level 3 Sports Nutrition course is divided into ten comprehensive modules:
Module 1 - Dietary Nutrients
This module introduces the basics of good nutrition. It helps us understand how to introduce good nutrition into our daily lives and teaches us concepts such as "Energy Balance", "Body Mass Index" and "The Harris Benedict Equation".
The important dietary nutrients of carbohydrate, protein and fats and oils are explained in more detail, so that we can understand the function of these nutrients in our body and how this relates to our sporting performance.
As fat is the nutrient needed least by our body, we also look at ways of achieving a healthy intake of fat in this module, as well as variety in our diet.
Module 2 - Performance Enhancers
Is good nutrition enough for us to perform at our best? Should we try to enhance our performance by taking supplements? Are products, which claim to give us the edge over our competitors worth the money? These are some of the key questions we look at throughout this module.
As well as the dietary nutrients (macronutrients) studied in the first module, in this module, we explore the role of vitamins and minerals, highlighting the key ones for our purpose of enhancing health and performance.
Antioxidants get a lot of press in health publications nowadays. We discover what antioxidants actually are, where we can find them and what the benefits of them in our diets are.
There is a vast market of products including, sports foods, gels, bars, meal replacement products, all claming to enhance our sporting performance. Do they do as they say? This is something we discuss further in this module. There are also supplements, which are illegal in the sporting arena. We look at what these are, what they claim to do and whether these claims are justified.
Module 3 - Fluid Management
Ensuring we consume enough fluid is vital to our health and to our performance as athletes. This module looks at all the issues surrounding fluid intake, from how much we need to drink to remain well hydrated, to the problems associated with dehydration and heat stress.
There are numerous varieties of sports drinks available to buy in the supermarket and at specialist retailers over the Internet. We look at the difference between hypotonic, isotonic and hypertonic drinks, the role of each of them, and whether they are more beneficial to athletes than drinking plain water. Further sources of fluid also include other non-alcoholic drinks like diet, carbonated and Caffeinated and we consider the value of consuming these types of drinks.
Alcohol can play a key role in the life of an athlete, particularly those involved in team sports, where celebrations after a win might be common practice. In this module, we identify some of the specific problems for athletes, related to the consumption of alcohol.
Module 4 - Weight Management
Weight management is not solely the concern of athletes, although many athletes do have to "make weight" for their particular sport. If we look specifically at jockeys, then we can understand why weight management may be an issue. You will not find many athletes who are, what we may consider as being "overweight". However, to perform at their best, a lot of athletes like to shed a few pounds of body fat.
It is, nevertheless, not as easy as eating less and training more, as a key concern is to lose the fat and not the muscle. This module looks at safe, healthy ways of losing body fat, while still having the energy and strength to perform well.
A weight-loss eating plan is included, as well as tips for losing weight successfully, by, for example, increasing your metabolic rate.
Module 5 - Managing Body Composition
This module follows on from the previous one, in that it looks at ways of managing your body composition once you reach the weight you want. You will gain an understanding of the link between body fat and performance and how to measure your own body fat distribution.
You may need to gain weight, but must ensure that it is muscle you gain and not extra body fat, which will hinder your performance. In this module, you will find out how to gain weight successfully, by following a weight-gain eating plan and weight-gain tips. Once you have the extra muscle you need, you will also be able to make sure that, after exercise, you can repair and regenerate muscle.
Module 6 - Women Athletes
This Diploma in Sports Nutrition is designed to cover all elements of nutrition and how everyone can use nutrition to impact on their sporting lives. There are, however, specific issues, which relate to women and, in the next module, children and young athletes. This module deals specifically with some of the issues that might impact on a woman athlete.
We look more closely at eating disorders and disordered eating and identify the difference. We study terms like "Amenorrhoea" and "Osteoporosis", finding out their meanings and how they relate to a women's sporting life.
One of the main risks for women is not consuming enough iron to support their training and/or competition. It is important to consume sufficient iron and included in this module are suggestions of how to do this and what to include in your diet.
Also specific to women are the issues of pregnancy, premenstrual tension and the menopause. We consider all these in general terms and in relation to athletic performance.
Module 7 - Young Athletes
This module will be of particular importance to the parents and coaches of young athletes, as it deals with all the issues that may affect a young athletes health and performance.
Some of the questions we pose are, "Why are young athletes more susceptible to dehydration than adult athletes?" And " How can we encourage young athletes to consume enough fluid?"
We learn, not only about their fluid needs, but also about their energy, protein and carbohydrate needs and how these differ to the needs of adult athletes. Meal timing is also an important issue for young athletes, as quite often, when "on the go" all the time, eating is not a priority for young athletes. It is up to those that are responsible for their training to ensure that young athletes consume sufficient fluid and food.
Module 8 - Before, During and After Exercise
This module brings together a lot of the information we have studied so far in this Diploma and relates it specifically to training for a specific event. It looks in detail at your nutritional needs before, during and after exercise, highlighting the best food and drink choices at specific times of the day. As well as this, details about what and when to eat and drink at competition time are included.
Some long distance events rely on us having enough energy to complete them and it may be that we need to consume more carbohydrate than we otherwise would. This is when "carbohydrate loading" can be considered. We look at what "carbohydrate loading" is and how it might benefit certain athletic performance.
Equally as important as performing at our best, is recovery and avoiding injury, so that we may continue to perform at our best and are not forced to "sit out" of the event next time, due to injury. Ways of avoiding injury are also included in this module.
Module 9 - Meal Planning
This is a very practical module, in that it asks you to design a personal nutrition programme, taking into account all the personal details of the athlete and the sport they are striving to achieve in. It may be for yourself or for someone you are coaching.
Included in your plan will be lots of suggestions and ideas for meals, as essentially it is what your athlete eats and drinks at certain times of the day that will be the key to their success.
Also included in this module are ideas for meals for vegetarian athletes. If you yourself are vegetarian or you are training someone who is vegetarian, then this section of the module will support you in preparing healthy meals for them, taking into consideration that certain nutrients are to be found more abundantly in animal products. However, there are alternatives for vegetarians and these are included here.
Your nutrition plan will also be concerned with how to boost immune function by consuming certain foods and drinks so that, at certain times of the year, you do not become prone to the coughs and colds that inevitably go round.
Module 10 - Sports Nutrition for different Sports
In the final module of this course, you will learn about 4 differing sports and how nutritional needs may alter both within the sport and between the different sports.
One of the most popular sports is running and so we look at 3 types of event, long distance, middle distance and sprinting and how nutritional requirements vary between the 3 events.
The other sports we consider are swimming, cycling and team sports like football, rugby and hockey. Not only do you learn about the characteristics of these sports, but you will also find sample menus for the different athletes, and case studies, which may help you, identify any individual problems you or the athlete you are coaching may have. We also take into account how tournaments differ from individual sporting events and how you can meet the nutritional requirements of these prolonged events.
Our aim is to provide you with the best deal available, therefore any registration fee, certification fee and full tutor support is included in the course price for you. The enrolment fee for the Level 3 Diploma in Sports Nutrition home study course is £456.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £365 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.
You can also opt for our Easy Payment Plan and enrol online today by paying a deposit of £91.25 and then 4 equal payments of £91.25 per month. The first instalment is paid about a month after you receive your course.
With online based study you can access the course online. You can then review them in your own time and complete the assignments which you are required to submit to your personal tutor for marking and feedback.
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