RSPH Level 4 Certificate in Nutrition for Physical Activity and Sport
Who is this course for?
This is a Level 4 qualification suitable for individuals who require an understanding of nutrition and diet and their effect on health. It is particularly relevant for people working in the health, fitness or catering professions who might have a role in the promotion of healthy eating or the preparation of meals, menus and diets for sportspeople at all levels of ability. The objective of the qualification is to provide knowledge and understanding of the nutritional requirements for a healthy diet, the effect of diet on health and the importance of hydration. These principles are then applied to fulfilling the dietary requirements for physical activity and sport.
What do we cover?
Food sources of the essential macro and micro nutrients • Understanding the components of energy and expenditure that food provides • The relationship between diet and disease • The economics of food including food supply and seasonal changes in the food that is available • Food labelling requirements and how to understand ingredients in food • Legal requirements for nutrition and health claims • Understanding what nutrients and hydration are needed for exercise • How food functions as an energy source • Components of energy consumption and expenditure • What the energy requirements are at different lifetime stages • Understanding food related diseases such as coeliac disease and nut allergies • Food labelling requirements including legal requirements for health and nutrition claims