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Sports Nutrition

Distance Learning Plus
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Professional Training
12 months
Flexible
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Course description

Sports Nutrition

Our fantastic new Level 3 Sports Coaching is ideal for all those interested in the sports sector. Whether you intend to improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, want to lose weight or get yourself fit, or even change careers to take your part in the burgeoning Fitness Industry, then this really could be the course for you. If you’re already involved in coaching and training others, regularly participate in sporting activities, or help out at a sports club with adults or young athletes, then it’s a “no-brainer”.

Suitability - Who should attend?

A reasonable level of literacy is required, but there are no entry restrictions.

You just need a keen interest in the subject, and will ideally have studied the subject or ancillary disciplines at a lower level if you want to progress quickly.

Non-Regulated Qualification Endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP Scheme

This is a non-regulated qualification endorsed by Focus Awards under their Focus on Quality Provision (FQP) Scheme.

Focus Awards is a member of the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) and is regulated by Ofqual. Established 2011, Focus Awards is founded on three core values – Honesty, Integrity and Fairness – that underpin everything they do.

The FQP scheme is designed to give endorsement to non-regulated qualifications in a wide range of subjects. On successful completion you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Although the materials are comprehensive and informative, we do expect you to carry out your own investigations. After all, if you are not prepared to do your own research, you should be asking yourself if this is the right subject choice for you!

Although, there are no entry requirements, you do need a reasonable level of literacy to be able to both understand the concepts introduced, and get the most out of the materials.

For more information about admission requirements, please contact the provider.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

When you have successfully completed your studies you will receive a certificate of achievement from Focus Awards.

This is a non-regulated qualification which is endorsed by Focus Awards under the FQP scheme. They are not nationally recognised qualifications; on successful completion of your studies you will receive a Focus Awards Certificate of Achievement and a certificate of completion from Distance Learning Plus.

Focus Awards is regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Non-regulated qualifications endorsed under the FQP scheme are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Training Course Content

Lesson 1: Introduction to sports coaching

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the importance placed on sport in modern society
  • Appreciate the context in which sports coaching currently exists
  • Define sports coaching
  • Understand what motivates people to become a sports coach
  • Appreciate the different approaches to sports coaching
  • Understand why a humanistic approach to sports coaching is regarded as the benchmark in coaching practice
  • Explain why a humanistic approach is compatible with a performance sport culture
  • Understand what makes a good coach
  • Understand the multiple roles of a coach.

Lesson 2: Sports development: coaching in context

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Define sports injury
  • Classify sports injuries
  • Understand common causes of sports injuries
  • Understand how to prevent sports injuries
  • Identify common sport-related injuries
  • Understand how the body reacts to being injured
  • Explain key principles of sports injury assessment.

Lesson 3: Coaching knowledge and learning to coach

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Define sports injury
  • Classify sports injuries
  • Understand common causes of sports injuries
  • Understand how to prevent sports injuries
  • Identify common sport-related injuries
  • Understand how the body reacts to being injured
  • Explain key principles of sports injury assessment.

Lesson 4: The coaching process

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Define the coaching process
  • Understand the roles and skills of a sports coach
  • Understand how to plan and deliver a coaching session
  • Understanding coaching styles
  • Understand a coaching philosophy

Lesson 5: Coaching pedagogy

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Explain what is meant by ‘coach as a teacher’
  • Understand the pedagogy of coaching
  • Explain the main theories of learning in relation to coaching
  • Understand different coaching styles

Lesson 6: Sociology for coaches

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Define the concept of sociology
  • Understand the terms culture and society
  • Identify how race, ethnicity, gender and class impact upon the coaching process

Lesson 7: Anatomy and physiology for coaches

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand anatomical terminology
  • Describe the structure and function of the skeletal system
  • Describe key structures of the muscular system
  • Describe the structure and function of the cardiovascular system
  • Describe the structure and function of the respiratory system

Lesson 8: Psychology for coaches

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Define intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
  • Explain why motivation matters in the context of sport
  • Understand achievement goal theory
  • Identify the ways in which coaches can affect motivation in their athletes
  • Understand about the psychological impact of sports injuries and the role of the coach
  • Understand about anxiety and arousal in sport and the role of the coach

Lesson 9: Understanding special populations in coaching

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand that coaching ought to be athlete-centred
  • Understand what a special population in coaching is
  • Appreciate the different special populations you may encounter as a coach
  • Explain some of the characteristics of some special populations

Lesson 10: Coaching young performers

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how children and adults differ physically, mentally and emotionally
  • Understand child growth patterns and physical chances
  • Know about stages of motor development and movement co-ordination
  • Know the basis of making training fun, challenging and related to competition

Lesson 11: Nutrition, exercise and lifestyle management

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how lifestyle factors may affect an athlete
  • Understand nutrition terminology
  • Describe what is included in a balanced diet
  • Describe macronutrients and their function
  • Describe micronutrients and their function
  • Understand the importance of hydration
  • Understand about food labelling

Lesson 12: Analysis of sports performance

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Know the purpose of performance analysis at different levels of sport
  • Know the cycle of completing performance analysis in sport
  • Know the different performance criteria used in performance analysis
  • Know methods of performance analysis and the use of technology
  • Know how to provide feedback after analysing performance

Lesson 13: Coaches and athlete preparation: training and monitoring

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand the factors that influence performance
  • Understand the application of a needs analysis
  • Understand the application of the training principles to speed, strength, endurance and power
  • Understand the application of the training principles to agility, balance and coordination

Lesson 14: Ethics and good practice

The learning outcomes for this unit are:

  • Understand how to define the term ethics
  • Appreciate how ethical issues arise in sport
  • Define and express various approaches to ethics
  • Recognise why ethical practice is necessary in coaching
  • Understand how coaches can adopt good practice principles in their coaching
  • Understand key legislation that may impact on coaching practice

Course delivery details

Flexible Study - when you want, where you want.

We will dispatch your course the same day if ordered before 2pm. Should your order be placed after this time we will post the next business day. For students enrolled on an online-only programme, you will receive access to your course materials within 24 hours of purchase.

By providing us with your mobile phone number, you consent to us passing this on to our Courier, who will notify you by SMS of the delivery time of your course materials. Your number will not be forwarded to any other parties by either ourselves or the Courier.

Expenses

Monthly Subscription Plans

We have a number of innovative subscription plans available to sort all budgets and support needs.

Simply choose your course and subscription package; your first payment will be taken by credit or debit card when you enrol, with subsequent payments due by monthly direct debit until you complete your studies

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Distance Learning Plus

Distance Learning Plus has helped over 45,000 students achieve success across a range of over 100 distance learning courses. With subjects ranging from Dog Grooming to Quality Assurance, we have a wide, and constantly updated portfolio of courses to choose...


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