Week 1 | Introduction to Sport Nutrition (Science)
An introduction into Sports, Exercise and Nutrition, including types of Sports, Sport Nutrition Pyramid. An introduction into Sport Nutrition Science - including empirical cycle, study designs, critical issues and performance measurements.
Week 2 | Skeletal Muscle, Exercise and Sports
An introduction into Skeletal muscle anatomy & physiology, including contraction and energy transfer. Exercise capacity: Power & Endurance. Cardiopulmonal system during Exercise
Week 3 | Energy and Fluid balance
Energy requirement, energy availability. Thermoregulation, Fluid balance, (de)hydration & rehydration strategies
Week 4 | Macronutrients
Carbohydrates & fats as energy source, nutritional strategies. Skeletal muscle protein metabolism and dietary protein intake.
Week 5 | Micronutrients and ergogenic supplements
Function of micronutrients and recommendations: Iron, Magnesium, calcium and Vitamins D and B. Ergogenic supplements and sports performance
Week 6 | Exercise and Nutrition during ageing
Skeletal muscle and ageing, Protein & Exercise in older adults, Intervention strategies