Sport Nutrition – Single Subject

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.

Intended for: Coaches, Athletes and Therapists.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Mature Student over 23 years of age.


Course Content – Indicative

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.


This is a standalone 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.

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Additional Information

Duration: 12 weeks: Wednesday 6.00pm to 9.00pm

Commencing: 6.00pm Wednesday 18 September 2013

Enquiries: Caroline Burke, email:

Course Fee: €350





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