Learn about Nutrition, Exercise and Sports and understand how nutrition can support exercise and sports performance.
Apprendre sur l’alimentation, les exerccies et le sport et comprendre comment l’alimentation peut aider à la performance sportive
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The key concepts of exercise physiology and sports nutrition science
Important nutritional aspects of exercise including energy, carbohydrates & fats, protein metabolism and fluid balance
Why certain nutritional strategies can enhance exercise and sports performance
The role of micronutrients and supplements in exercise and sports
The relationship between Exercise, Nutrition and Health, also during ageing
Develop a critical mind-set in the field of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports
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