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Diploma in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise

Duration: 11 weeks part-time, one evening per week, 6.30-9.30pm

Location: Wellington Quay Only

Start Date: 26th September 2018

Days: Wednesday

Ref Code: CIBDNSE1P

Accredited By: IBAT

Fee: €700


More Info:

10% discount on all registrations completed in July 2018. Flexible tuition payment options are available.

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Course Overview

This course is targeted towards individuals who have an interest in the role that nutrition plays in the successful attainment of sports and exercise goals. With the increase in levels of obesity in the developed world, and concurrently with marketing strategies actively encouraging us all to have the “body beautiful”, there exists a paradox between the illusion and reality.

Participants will be introduced to the area of food science and the theoretical frameworks behind same. The emerging of supplementation is examined as is the area of nutrition research. The concepts and effects of hydration, dehydration and associated thermal stress are examined in a practical manner. Students are introduced to key concepts in performance and recovery enhancement.

Course Structure and Assessment

The Diploma in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise runs for 11 weeks (part-time), one evening per week from 6.30-9.30pm. The course is assessed from a group presentation on course content from a list of topics.

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Course Content
  • Food Science, Supplementation and Steroids in Exercise
  • Nutrition Research
  • Implications of Hydration
  • Dehydration and Thermal Stress
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Recovery Enhancement
  • Dietary Strategies to Promote Fat Loss
  • Food Medicine
 

Materials Supplied

 

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Entry Requirements

.You should have an interest in sports, nutrition and exercise and wish to expand your knowledge in this area

Career Opportunities

Careers in sport and exercise nutrition industries include:

  • Performance Nutritionists for professional and amateur sports clubs and individual athletes
  • Health promotion
  • Health, Wellbeing, Lifestyle Coaches
  • Weight Management Coaches
  • Sales in the fitness and nutrition industry and
  • Brand Ambassadors

Lecturer Profile: James Claffey

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James has eight years lecturing experience chiefly in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He holds an Honours degree in Recreation, Sport & Exercise and has also completed a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is registered with BASES (the British Association of Sport Exercise Sciences) as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist.

As well as lecturing, James works one to one with individual athletes and teams in the Sport and Exercise Psychology arena. He has over 12 years experience in Sports Coaching and the educational training area. James also also developed the Sport Psychology module for Quality & Qualifications Ireland, which is delivered by a number of third level institutions nationwide.

James has a wide and diverse range of industry experience which includes working with awarding bodies such as NCEF, IFP, ITEC, BTEC , FETAC, HETAC, QQI, and ISTD.

Student Testimonials

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“I would recommend James Claffey and the course in IBAT very highly, as an older student I was a little bit reluctant to return to Study, I need not have worried as both James and IBAT made it a super experience. Many thanks.”. - Kyran O'Brien

How to Apply

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Do you have a question? Speak with one of our course specialists by phone or online. 

Phone: +353 1 8075 055

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I cannot recommend this Diploma highly enough. Whether you are involved in sport as an individual or as part of a team or have an interest in sports psychology this is an excellent course.
 
The knowledge and interest of the lecturer James Claffey in sports psychology is evident from the first class and didn't waiver. Every module was so interesting I found myself wanting to know more. 
 
For some people asking questions in a class based setting can be daunting but James was very approachable and welcomed any questions or feedback from the students.
 
I am delighted that I found this Diploma and definitely recommend it!

 

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  • James Claffey- Sports Management and Development Lecturer

    James has eight years lecturing experience chiefly in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He holds an Honours degree in Recreation, Sport & Exercise and has also completed a Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology. He is registered with BASES (the British Association of Sport Exercise Sciences) as a Sport and Exercise Psychologist. As well as lecturing, James works one to one with individual athletes and teams in the Sport and Exercise Psychology arena. He has over 12 years experience in Sports Coaching and the educational training area. James also also developed the Sport Psychology module for Quality & Qualifications Ireland, which is delivered by a number of third level institutions nationwide. James has a wide and diverse range of industry experience which includes working with awarding bodies such as NCEF, IFP, ITEC, BTEC , FETAC, HETAC, QQI, and ISTD.

    James Claffey, Sports Management and Development Lecturer
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You can visit the campus and speak to a Course Specialist Mon-Fri 9am-5.30pm, no appointment needed. Or make an appointment on enquiry@ibat.ie