IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition

Aims & Outcomes

Aims of the program

The aims of the Program are:

  • To provide students with detailed knowledge of the metabolism of nutrients and of nutritional requirements in humans
  • To promote understanding of current theories of the relationships between diet and performance in sport, and between diet, exercise and health
  • To make students aware of the practical issues involved in setting nutritional goals and translating these into eating strategies
  • To train students in research methods relevant to the study of sports nutrition
  • To develop skills in written communication of original scientific material

Intended Learning Outcomes

 Subject Knowledge and Understanding:

 On successful completion of this Program, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • The links between human nutrition and metabolism during exercise
  • The links between nutrition and performance in sport and exercise
  • Dietary practices adopted by athletes in various sports and at different levels of competition
  • The principles that govern the translation of nutritional goals into dietary strategies
  • The links between physical activity, nutrition, and health

Appropriate research procedures applied to the acquisition of knowledge and solution of problems in sport and exercise nutrition in particular and in sports science in general, including the moral, ethical and legal issues that underpin best practice in dealing with human participants in research studies

Practical issues that influence the application of nutrition principles in competitive sport

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