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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Professional Footballer John Sullivan giving a guest lecture on the impact of nutrition, psychology and sports management has in Professional Football.
.You should have an interest in sports, nutrition and exercise and wish to expand your knowledge in this area
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
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.
“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
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