Sports Nutrition Level 3 Course – Endorsed


    Online Sports Nutrition Course. This level 3 online sports nutrition course will provide learners with an introduction and foundation to understand the field of nutrition. This course can be completed entirely from home, studied at your own pace over a 12 month period, and enrolled onto 365 days a year. 

    Although learners will gain an invaluable insight into the field of nutrition, at no time should students advise, carry out any changes to diet or activities unless they have had a full medical and discussed the changes proposed with a qualified doctor or specialist

    We also offer a Level 3 Course in Sports Psychology that may also be of interest. 

    Course Outcome: Sports Nutrition Level 3  – Certificate of Achievement QLS
    Support: 1-year support included 
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    Endorsed Specification
    Price: Interest-Free Finance

    Course Syllabus

    Part A: Human Anatomy and Physiology

    To have a better understanding of how nutrition works within the body it is essential that you complete an introductory section on human anatomy covering the following topics:

    Unit 1: Introduction to the Human Body

    • Human Body Structure
    • Body Functions
    • Life Process
    • Anatomical Terminology

    Unit 2: Cells, Tissues and Membranes

    • Cells structure and function
    • Body tissues
    • Membranes

    Unit 3: Skeletal System

    • Functions of the Skeletal System
    • Bone tissue
    • Bone development and growth
    • Classifications of bones
    • Division of the skeleton

    Unit 4: Muscular System

    • Functions of the Muscular System
    • Structure of the Skeletal Muscle
    • Muscle types
    • Skeletal Muscle Groups

    Unit 5: Nervous System

    • Functions of the Nervous System
    • Nerve tissue
    • Organisation of the Nervous System

    Unit 6: Endocrine System

    • Introduction to the Endocrine System
    • Characteristics of Hormones
    • Endocrine Glands

    Unit 7: Cardiovascular System

    • Introduction to the Cardiovascular System
    • Heart
    • Blood

    Unit 8: Lymphatic System

    • Functions of the Lymphatic System
    • Components of the Lymphatic System

    Unit 9: Respiratory System

    • Introduction to the Respiratory System
    • Mechanics of Ventilation
    • Respiratory Volumes and Capacities
    • Conducting Passages

    Unit 10: Digestive System

    • Functions of the Digestive System
    • General Structure
    • Regions of the Digestive System

    Unit 11: Urinary System

    • Functions of the Urinary System
    • Components of the Urinary System

    Unit 12: Reproductive System

    • Introduction to the Reproductive System
    • Male Reproductive System
    • Female Reproductive System


    PART B: Introduction to Nutrition

    This section of your course looks at how nutrition plays a vital role in sports, and guides you through the basics needed to understand and apply nutritional requirements within the sports arena.

    Unit 13: Proteins and Carbohydrates

    • Macronutrients
    • Non-Essential Amino Acids
    • Essential Amino Acids
    • Carbohydrates

    Unit 14: Fats and Cholesterol

    • Fats
    • Cholesterol

    Unit 15: Vitamins and Minerals

    • Vitamins
    • Minerals

    Unit 16: Hydration

    • Water
    • Liquids

    Unit 17: Nutritional Requirements

    • Protein
    • Carbohydrate
    • Fat Dietary
    • Know the Limits

    Unit 18: Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA)

    • RDA
    • Female Average
    • Male Average
    • Child Average

    Unit 19: Supplements

    • Supplements
    • Creative Monohydrate
    • DHEA

    Unit 20: Low Fat menu

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Deserts
    • Snacks

    Unit 21: Nutritional abuses

    • Alcohols effect on Metabolism
    • Caffeines effect on Metabolism
    • Eating Disorders
    • FAD Diets

    Entry Requirements

    There are no previous qualifications required. However, students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

    Be aged 16 Years or above
    Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
    Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
    Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
    Have a genuine desire to succeed

    Course Duration

    This course comes with 12 months of support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 90 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 110 Hours

    On average, learners will complete this course within 7 months

    Study Method

    Select between studying purely online or opt to receive a paper copy of your lessons in the post.

    If you opt for a paper copy:

    Your initial study pack will be posted to you within 7 days of making payment. Your course pack will contain all you need to start your course, including your course lessons, tutor details, support contact details and student study guide.

    Learners are than able to prepare their assignments using a word processing program ready to be emailed direct to their tutor for marking.

    If you opt for the online version:

    You will access your course lessons using our online learning platform, you can access all of your correspondence, FAQ’s and general course guidance. Our platform can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection 24/7.

    Course Outcome

    ABC Quality Licence Scheme – Certificate of Achievement

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and  a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme & is offered in partnership with Kendal Publishing. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria.  The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future.

    The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.  To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by OFQUAL, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.

    The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and /or employers requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. Abc Awards & Cert awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

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    There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

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