Sports Nutrition

   

Online Course

Sports Nutrition Essentials

Online 5 September – 15 November 2021

Develop a fundamental level of theoretical and practical knowledge to allow for provision of basic sports nutrition information to clients in private practice settings including:

  • An understanding of the role of carbohydrate, protein and fluid for fuelling and recovery in sport and exercise settings
  • An awareness of the appropriate integration of sports supplements into a training nutrition plan for sports performance
  • The ability to identify situations where a client should be referred to an Accredited Sports Dietitian with specialist knowledge and expertise in the area of sports nutrition

Audience:

  • New graduates in Dietetics (Bachelor or Masters level) who don’t yet meet the criteria to undertake the SDA 4-day Sports Nutrition Course
  • Accredited Practising Dietitians who are interested in exploring a specialisation in Sports Nutrition before committing to the SDA accreditation pathway
  • Accredited Practising Dietitians who need a base level of sports nutrition fundamentals to support the occasional athlete and to identify when to refer an athlete to an Accredited Sports Dietitian.

Please note, at the completion of this short course, participants will not be considered to be Provisional or Accredited Sports Dietitians. Those wishing to become a Provisional or Accredited Sports Dietitian are required to complete the 4-day Sports Nutrition Course conducted by Sports Dietitians Australia (further criteria also applies – please see www.sportsdietitians.com.au for further information about the Sports Dietitian career pathway). 

Course Information

The course is made up of four modules: Fuelling, Recovery, Hydration and Supplements. Each module is broken down into four parts:

  • Relevant theory
  • Practical application for recreational athletes
  • Practical application for active juniors
  • Application to a non-athletic population

To successfully complete the course, participants must complete all four parts within each module. Each part includes a short video presentation delivered by an Accredited Sports Dietitian, as well as a knowledge assessment quiz. At the end of each module, a case study is provided to further consolidate learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify key factors that influence fuelling requirements in active populations
  • Describe practical strategies to ensure appropriate fuelling for recreational athletes and active juniors
  • Have an understanding of the application of sports nutrition research in the area of fuelling to a non-athletic population
  • Identify situations where a client should be referred to an Accredited Sports Dietitian with specialist knowledge and expertise in the area of sports nutrition
  • Identify key factors that influence recovery requirements in active populations
  • Describe practical strategies to ensure appropriate recovery for recreational athletes and active juniors
  • Have an understanding of the application of sports nutrition research in the area of recovery to a non-athletic population
  • Identify situations where a client should be referred to an Accredited Sports Dietitian with specialist knowledge and expertise in the area of sports nutrition
  • Identify key factors that influence hydration and fluid requirements in active populations
  • Describe practical strategies to ensure appropriate hydration and fluid intake for recreational athletes and active juniors
  • Have an understanding of the application of sports nutrition research in the area of hydration and fluid to a non-athletic population
  • Identify situations where a client should be referred to an Accredited Sports Dietitian with specialist knowledge and expertise in the area of sports nutrition
  • Identify key factors that influence supplement needs in active populations
  • Identify strategies to ensure safe supplementation practices to minimise risk to athlete health and to avoid breaches of doping regulations
  • Recognise the role of food and nutrition compared to supplements, particularly in the area of active juniors
  • Have an understanding of the application of sports nutrition research in the area of supplementation to a non-athletic population
  • Identify situations where a client should be referred to an Accredited Sports Dietitian with specialist knowledge and expertise in the area of sports nutrition

Leave this course with:

  • 8 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD). APDs can enter this under ‘Professional Education’ when course content aligns with APD learning goals (and remember to tick the ‘Professional Competence’ box in your CPD entry as well if the course has developed your skills, knowledge and expertise related to your area of practice – and that’s our goal!)
  • 30 SDA Career Development Pathway (CDP) points

Cost 

DA member                    $399.00

Non-member                    $599.00

2021 registration details coming soon!

DA members must be logged in to access the discount rate.

Dietitians NZ members are eligible to receive the DA members rates. Contact the Centre for Advanced Learning via education@dietitiansaustralia.org.au to obtain a coupon code to enter during registration to receive the discounted rate.

Questions?

Contact the Centre for Advanced Learning via education@dietitiansaustralia.org.au or 02 6189 1202.