Learn to enhance the health and performance of teams and athletes with a course combining coaching and sports nutrition. This course is ideal for coaches and personal trainers who want to improve their clients’ fitness through specialised nutrition programs that maximise performance.
Advanced Certificate of Sports Coaching and Nutrition is a professional development course incorporating sports nutrition and training to enhance team and individual performance.
In this sports coaching course, you will learn about sports nutrition, competition diet, body composition, weight management techniques and supplements in sports. You will also explore the professional standards of a sports coach and the communication skills required to motivate athletes and develop the coach-athlete relationship.
On completion of this course, you will feel confident to incorporate nutrition and training to maximise the performance of sports teams and athletes.
Unit - Sports Coaching
Unit 1 – Introduction
What do we mean by sports coaching?
Sports coaching skills and roles
Unit 2 – Professional standards and communication in sports coaching
Ethics in sports coaching
Coaches code of behaviour – Australian Sports Commission
General principles – United States Olympic Committee (USOC)
Unit 3 – The coach-athlete relationship
The 3 + 1Cs Model
A two-way road
How relationships change over time
Unit 4 – Training roles of the coach and athlete
Three stages of athlete learning
Associative stage – practice
Autonomous stage – Automatic
Types of coaching roles
Which style is good for you?
Unit 5 – Motivation
What is motivation
Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
How to motivate sports people
Unit 6 – Coaching individuals
Team sports and individual sports
Individual coaching skills
Unit 7 – Coaching teams
Creating team leaders
Unit 8 – The athletic identity
What is athletic identity?
The importance of athletic identity
Problems with athletic identity
How a sports coach can help
Stages of grieving
Unit 9 – Children and parents in sport
Ethical issues working with children
How coaching children differs from adults
Sports involving children
Psychological issues when children are involved in sport
Impact on parents
Encouraging children to play sport
Unit 10 – Amateur vs elite professional sports coaching
Amateur vs professional
Unit 11 – Maintaining your motivation as a coach
A recap on motivation
How to deal with disappointment
Keeping knowledge up to date
A\voiding stress and burnout
Unit - Sports Nutrition
Unit 1 – Introduction to human and sports nutrition
Daily intake of nutrients (RDI)
Daily intake of protein and energy
Daily intake of selected vitamins
Daily intake of selected minerals
The balanced diet
The food pyramid
Carbohydrates, proteins and fats
The glycaemic index
Food composition tables
Unit 2 – Energy
Sources of energy in food
Energy systems in the human body
Sources of energy in the form of ATP
The calorie cost of everyday activities
Unit 3 – Energy in the human body
Respiratory quotient (RQ OR RE)
Energy sources during exercise
Fitness testing / assessment
Body weight and percentage fat
Body mass index
Electronic / light body composition analysers
12 minute fitness test
Before fitness testing
Unit 4 – The training diet
Unit 5 – The competition diet
Pre competition eating
Eating during competition
Competition, fatigue and nutrition
Training and fatigue
Recovery from exercise
Unit 6 – Fluids
Function of water in the body
How much fluid is needed?
Water and solute regulation
Water and body temperature regulation
Fluid intake before, during and after exercise
Intravenous fluid replacement
Fluid loss during exercise
Unit 7 – The athletes body composition
Body composition to performance
Body mass index
Unit 8 – Weight management
The mechanics of weight loss
Why athletes want to lose weight
Weight loss and physical performance
Weight change and low energy diets
Tips for losing body fat
Safe weight reduction diets
Unit 9 – Increasing body mass and using sports supplements
Training for size
Gaining muscle mass
Glossary of sports terminology
Estimated duration 100 hours
Course Delivery and Start
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Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
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