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Sports Nutrition (QQI LEVEL 6) | HL020 (12 weeks Class Based) or HL020ON (12 weeks online)

Course Overview

Course Code:
HL020 | TUES 18.45 - 21.45

This course is suitable for individuals who wish to develop knowledge, skill and competence in learning the concepts and principles underpinning nutrition, energy sources and energy usage within an active living, exercise, sports and or weight management context.

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Programme Description
  • Role of macronutrients and micronutrients in the diet and the contribution they make to sport and exercise
  • Aerobic and anaerobic energy pathways
  • The importance of carbohydrates, glycemic index
  • Causes and effects of dehydration and the level, type and timing of fuel and fluid intake
  • Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR)
  • Health risks of being overweight
  • Nutritional ergogenic aids and supplements
  • Disordered eating
  • Body composition of a subject
  • Effective forms of exercise for weight management

Note: It is recommended that Learners should take the QQI Level 5 course in Nutrition or equivalent before entering on this course.


Note: This course may take place at Further Education and Training Centre, Kilmallock Road Campus, Limerick

LCFE Funding