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Sports Nutrition Level 3

Sports Nutrition Level 3

[ UFHL01 ]


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This Sports Nutrition course from the market leaders in Distance Learning, UK Distance Learning & Publishing, is designed to enhance your knowledge of this wide area of Sports Nutrition. With our society currently experiencing its worst ever crisis in weight levels with its medical and lifestyle consequences, this subject is increasingly relevant to a broad range of people.


Course Length - 12 Months
Award Received - Level 3 Certificate of Achievement by ABC
Course Code: UFHL01

This course is designed to give you a sound introduction to the subject and provide you with the skills and knowledge to be able to understand the field of nutrition, and be able to help you provide information to others on the correct use and applications of nutrition within the sports arena.

Vital Importance

At no time should you or anyone you advise, carry out any changes to diet or activities unless you have had a full medical and discussed the changes proposed with a qualified doctor or specialist


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

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

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

Non-Essential Amino Acids
Essential Amino Acids

Unit 14: Fats and Cholesterol


Unit 15: Vitamins and Minerals


Unit 16: Hydration


Unit 17: Nutritional Requirement

Fat Dietary
Know the Limits

Unit 18: Recommended Daily Allowances (RDA)

Female Average
Male Average
Child Average

Unit 19: Supplements

Creative Monohydrate

Unit 20: Low Fat menu


Unit 21: Nutritional abuses

Alcohol’s effect on Metabolism
Caffeine’s effect on Metabolism
Eating Disorders
FAD Diets

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

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme. This means that UK Distance Learning & 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 demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by UK Distance Learning & Publishing to meet specific learners' and/or employers' requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC 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.

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government[1]. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

[1] Regulators for exams and assessments in England and Wales.


The course comes to you as a proper paper-based pack, not as an electronic password
You will get full tutor support via email
You will receive feedback on your assignments from our experienced tutors
You will be given guidance through the Study Guide on the nuts and bolts of studying and submitting assignments
Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor
You must have access to email in order to contact your tutor.

The course contains a number of assignments which your tutor will mark and give you valuable feedback on. We call these Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs). You need only send the TMAs to your tutor for comment, not the self-assessment exercises which are also part of the course to help you gauge your progress.

This course can be taken over a 12 month period but you can complete it as fast or as slowly as you wish.


You will have access to a tutor via email who will mark your work and guide you through the course and will assist you with any problems you may have, In addition you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process.







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