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Sports & Fitness Nutrition Specialist

WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM PAGE OFFERED BY
AMERICATION CAREER AND TRAINING SCHOOL.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Sports and Fitness Nutrition Specialist Program is a basic entry level program for students to pursue a career in the field of sports and fitness nutrition. This online program is designed to introduce nutrition concepts for field of sports and fitness. The program has been designed to meet the needs of an entry level sports and fitness nutrition specialist. This program will give participants the knowledge of Introduction to Sports Nutrition, Defining and Measuring Energy, Energy Systems and Exercise, Carbohydrates, Proteins, Fats, Water and Electrolytes, Vitamins, Minerals, Diet Planning: Food First, Supplements Second, Weight and Body Composition, Disordered Eating and Exercise Patterns in Athletes, Diet and Exercise for Lifelong Fitness and Health. Numerous activities such as quizzes and practical test and critical thinking activities are available within each module to evaluate the learner’s outcome, these quizzes will give the learner the feedback about their progress into the program as they proceed from one module to another. This online program is designed for learner’s who want to advance their career and are unable to do so, due to their work and person obligations. 

At successful completion of the program the student will be awarded with a Certificate of Completion.

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE OF SPORTS AND FITNESS NUTRITION SPECIALIST


Module 1: Introduction to Sports Nutrition

Module 2: Defining and Measuring Energy

Module 3: Energy Systems and Exercise

Module 4: Carbohydrates

Module 5: Proteins

Module 6: Fats

Module 7: Water and Electrolytes

Module 8: Vitamins

Module 9: Minerals

Module 10: Diet Planning: Food First, Supplements Second

Module 11: Weight and Body Composition

Module 12: Disordered Eating and Exercise Patterns in Athletes

Module 13: Diet and Exercise for Lifelong Fitness and Health





PROGRAM MODULES OUTLINE

 

PROGRAM KEY DETAILS

DURATION

3 Months

PROGRAM PACE

Self Paced

START DATES

1st & 15th of Every Month

ACCESS

24/7

REGISTRATION

Online or Oncampus

CLASS SIZE

Under 15

DELIVERY

Online

LANGUAGE

English

 
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  • Self-Discipline your self

  • Schedule the time required for study

  • Be focussed once you enroll.

PROGRAM ONLINE LEARNING FEATURES

LEARNING PATH

All programs have a learning path that students can follow without getting off track.

TEXT TO SPEECH

If you don't feel like reading the material, you can activate the audio reader in the program.

MODULE BASED

Each program is broken down into modules to simply the contents in a section.

DASHBOARD

You can view the overall program outline from 1 single dashboard without having to switch screens.

ONLINE ATTENDANCE

When you attend the online programs, you will be able to see the duration of time spent.

STUDY TOOLS

Majority programs is equipped with study tools such as flash cards, crosswords etc.

PROGRESS TRACKER

Now you have the ease of tracking your progress while you are in the program.

ORIENTATION

All programs come with an orientation towards your program to assist you.

 

PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES & KEY TERMS

  • Explain the importance of nutrition plan.

  • Describe the nutrition principles.

  • Describe the modified nutritional needs of athletes.

  • Name few goals of sports nutrition.

  • Explain bioenergetics.

  • Describe on measuring the energy contents of the food expenditure directly and indirectly.

  • List the factors that affect the metabolic rate.

  • Explain on how the metabolic rate in measured.

  • Explain on how the metabolic rate is predicted.

  • Explain how physical activity related to energy expenditure.

  • Identify the sources of energy.

  • Describe the creatine phosphate energy system.

  • Describe the anaerobic glycolysis energy system.

  • Describe the oxidative phosphorylation (aerobic) energy system.

  • Describe in brief aerobic metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

  • Describe the concept of maximal oxygen consumption.

  • Describe the carbohydrates classification.

  • Explain the carbohydrates digestion process.

  • Explain the carbohydrates absorption process.

  • Describe glucose metabolism.

  • Explain the use of blood glucose and muscle glycogen to be used for exercise.

  • Explain the timing and amount of intake of carbohydrates before, during and after working out or exercise.

  • Identify the recommended intake of carbohydrates for athletes.

  • In brief explain what amino acids are.

  • In brief explain how the functions of the protein are affected by its structure.

  • Explain the amino acids digestion process.

  • Explain the amino acids absorption process.

  • Explain the amino acids transportation process.

  • Explain the metabolism of protein.

  • Explain the synthesis and breakdown of skeletal muscle protein.

  • Explain the timing and amount of intake of protein before, during and after working out or exercise.

  • Explain the effect of protein in recovery process.

  • Identify the recommended intake of protein for athletes.

  • Describe the fats classification (saturated, unsaturated, mono, poly saturated and omega-3,-9,-6 fatty acids).

  • Explain the fat digestion process.

  • Explain the fat absorption process.

  • Explain the fat transportation process.

  • Explain the metabolism of fat.

  • Describe on the use of fat by the body on exercising.

  • Identify fat intake recommendation for athletes.

  • Identify the dietary sources of fat.

  • Explain the water distribution in the human body.

  • In brief explain the following terms: euhydration, dehydration, hypohydration, hyperhydration.

  • Describe the water balance and how it is affected by exercises.

  • Describe the role of water in body temperature regulation.

  • Describe the role of water in exercise performance.

  • Explain on how to maintain water balance during, before and after exercise.

  • Explain hyponatremia.

  • Describe the vitamins classification.

  • Explain in brief the effect of undertaking and overtaking vitamins.

  • In brief describe the roles of vitamins.

  • Explain the function of vitamins in various processes in the human body such as formation of blood, growth and developments, energy metabolism etc.

  • Explain food and supplemental vitamins.

  • Describe the minerals classification.

  • Explain in brief the effect of undertaking and overtaking minerals.

  • In brief describe the roles of minerals.

  • Describe the bone mineral density and the factors that increase, decrease and maintain it.

  • Identify the minerals that are related to formation of bones.

  • Discuss the role of iron on red blood cells formation.

  • Discuss the effect of low iron intake.

  • Discuss the minerals role in immune system.

  • Explain food and supplemental minerals.

  • Discuss and form a diet plan for athlete.

  • Describe the effects of caffeine and alcohol on athletes.

  • Describe the role of supplements in athletes.

  • Describe nutrition program.

  • Explain about body composition components.

  • Explain measurement of body weight and composition.

  • Discuss weight gain principles

  • Discuss weight loss principles

  • Discuss about Eating and Exercising patterns.

  • Discuss eating disorders.

  • Describe decline in energy expenditure and weight gain with age

  • Describe effect of diet and physical activity recommendations.

  • Describe weight loss programs

  • Describe the diseases and its relation important factors such as physical activity and diet.

 

PROGRAM COMPLETION REWARDS

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DIGITAL BADGE

At successful completion, you will receive digital badges that can be used online to display your achievements.

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CERTIFICATE

At the completion of the program, you will be awarded with a program completion certificate.

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CAREER HOURS

With the completion of this program, you will also be awarded with Career Enhancement Clock Hours (CECH), that may be displayed on your resume. 

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TRANSCRIPT

Your completion also comes with a dedicated transcript that shows your areas of grades for each course you attended.

 
 

PROGRAM TUITION & FEES PAYMENT PLANS

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