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Sports Nutrition

Course Fee: €455
Distance Learning Course of 8 modules

Enrol for this course online now with your Credit or Laser Card»
By contacting us on 01-2061832»

Course Details:

The 'Super athletes' of today have come to recognise and rely on the science of sports nutrition. Sports Nutrition differs from standard nutrition in that it recognises the additional demands made on the body by exercise and sports performance. Athletes- whether recreational or professional - are finally embracing the value of nutrition in the pursuit of excellence. Ultimate nutrition equals Ultimate Achievement.

The contents of this course will unleash the athlete from the confines of conventional nutrition and free him/her to pursue the ultimate in peak performance. In addition the health benefits to each and every student are both invaluable and a source of inspiration not only to do well, but to excel in their chosen field of excellence!

Specific subjects covered in this course are:

Lesson 1: Essential Nutrients to Achieve a Balanced Diet

Lesson 2,3 & 4: Vitamins and Recommended Intakes for Athletes

Lesson 5: ATP, Glycogen Replacement and a Peak performance Mineral Energy Guide

Lesson 6: Minerals (Continued) including Trace Minerals

Lesson 7: Performance Enhancers

Lesson 8: Myths and Misinformation attached to Sports Nutrition

Lesson 9: Sports supplements and the Legal position of same; Recommended Eating and Drinking Habits before, during and after training; Energy Performance

Lesson 10: Fluid and its Impact on Exercise.


Personality/Intelligence Test

All our students have the option to take this revealing test for an additional cost of €25.00.

The test asks questions to determine:

  • Are you a 'Take-Charge' type?
  • Are you a manipulative person?
  • Are you a real friend when the going gets rough?
  • How popular are you?
  • Could you be your own boss?
  • What's your leadership potential?

The objective is not only to help you achieve greater personal and professional success - but to show you how to get what you really want out of life.

Management/Leadership Skills Test

All students of this course have the option to take a Management/Leadership Test for an additional cost of €50.00. This test is conducted on our behalf by Verax international. This test has to be taken on line and the results will be sent directly to each student by email usually within 3/ 4 working days.

We urge you to complete this test as it will provide you with invaluable help and guidance in enabling you to get the most out for your learning. The assessment sent to you when you complete the test will not count in any way to your eventual qualification. It is intended to enable you to understand your strengths and weaknesses and so concentrate on those parts of the course that are most valuable to you.

You may think that you are already aware of these. However, systematic research shows that just over half the population are unaware of their real strengths, let alone their real weaknesses.

This test provides you with a systematic way of assuring these for yourself. Answer honestly. There are no right or wrong answers. Only you will see the results.

The test will allow you to assess your own performance against 16 key management/leader competencies – such as customer focus, decision making, creativity and team working – which are valued by employers and which are very important for effective performance as a manager or team leader. There is one test for managers in the public sector and a separate test for all other managers. Depending on which version chosen, your performance is benchmarked either against 15,000 or so managers in the database or against public sector managers only.

In summary, this unique test will show you what to stop doing (or do less of) and what to start doing (or do more of) in order to become more effective in your current role/activity. In effect, you are told what you need to do to become a more effective manager and team leader and most important of all, how to do it.

Good luck with your studies.


When you have completed this course you may take a final examination. Full details of this examination are automatically sent to you as you near the end of the course. The examination costs €65 and is taken at home at your convenience.  If you receive 70% or more in this examination you will receive an ITEC Diploma.

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