Sports Nutrition Essentials

   

Upcoming courses

23 September – 29 November 2019

Please note:

  • The Live Webinar will occur on the 13 November (this will be recorded and uploaded onto the LMS)
  • Access to the LMS will expire on the 30th November 2019 – please ensure all assessment items and course content are downloaded.

Online course

Course Information

Overview

The Centre for Advanced Learning and Sports Dietitians Australia (SDA) have partnered to provide the Sports Nutrition Essentials course.

This course, developed entirely by Accredited Sports Dietitians, is delivered entirely online, and is open to all dietitians.

Participants undertaking this course will develop a fundamental level of theoretical and practical knowledge to allow for basic sports nutrition information to be given to clients in private practice settings including:

  • An understanding of the role of sports nutrition (carbohydrate, protein and fluid) for fuelling and recovery in sport and exercise settings
  • An awareness of the appropriate integration of sports supplements into a training nutrition plan for sports performance
  • The ability to identify situations where a client should be referred to an Accredited Sports Dietitian with specialist knowledge and expertise in the area of sports nutrition

Please note, at the completion of this short course, participants will not be considered to be Provisional or Accredited Sports Dietitians. Those wishing to become a Provisional or Accredited Sports Dietitian are required to complete the 4-day Sports Nutrition Course conducted by Sports Dietitians Australia (further criteria also applies – please see www.sportsdietitians.com.au for further information about the Sports Dietitian career pathway). 

Sports Nutrition Essentials – course flyer – April 2019

  • New graduates in Dietetics (Bachelor or Masters level) who don’t yet meet the criteria to undertake the SDA 4-day Sports Nutrition Course
  • Accredited Practising Dietitians who are interested in exploring a specialisation in Sports Nutrition before committing to the SDA accreditation pathway
  • Accredited Practising Dietitians who need a base level of sports nutrition fundamentals to support the occasional athlete and to identify when to refer an athlete to an Accredited Sports Dietitian.

Leave this course with:

  • A fundamental level of knowledge to allow for provision of basic sports nutrition advice
  • Recommendations, guidelines and evidence based literature to add to your toolkit
  • Network of dietitians working in the field of sports nutrition
  • 8 hours Continuing Professional Development (CPD). APDs can enter this under ‘Professional Education’ when course content aligns with APD learning goals (and remember to tick the ‘Professional Competence’ box in your CPD entry as well if the course has developed your skills, knowledge and expertise related to your area of practice – and that’s our goal!)
  • 30 SDA Career Development Pathway (CDP) points

Course Outline

The course is made up of four modules – each covering a specific area of sports nutrition:

  • Module 1: Fuelling
  • Module 2: Recovery
  • Module 3: Hydration
  • Module 4: Supplements

Each module is broken down into four parts which cover:

  • Relevant theory
  • Practical application for recreational athletes
  • Practical application for active juniors
  • Application to a non-athletic population

To successfully complete the course, participants are required to complete each module, including each of the four parts within the module. Each part includes a short video presentation delivered by an Accredited Sports Dietitian, as well as a knowledge assessment quiz. At the end of each module, a case study is provided to further consolidate learning of the module content.

Course modules

This module provides a fundamental understanding of the role of fuelling in sports and exercise performance.

Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes of Module 1: Fuelling are to:

  • Identify key factors that influence fuelling requirements in active populations
  • Describe practical strategies to ensure appropriate fuelling for recreational athletes and active juniors
  • Have an understanding of the application of sports nutrition research in the area of fuelling to a non-athletic population
  • Identify situations where a client should be referred to an Accredited Sports Dietitian with specialist knowledge and expertise in the area of sports nutrition

This module provides a fundamental understanding of the role of nutrition recovery in sports and exercise performance.

Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes of Module 2: Recovery are to:

  • Identify key factors that influence recovery requirements in active populations
  • Describe practical strategies to ensure appropriate recovery for recreational athletes and active juniors
  • Have an understanding of the application of sports nutrition research in the area of recovery to a non-athletic population
  • Identify situations where a client should be referred to an Accredited Sports Dietitian with specialist knowledge and expertise in the area of sports nutrition

This module provides a fundamental understanding of the role of hydration in sports and exercise performance.

Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes of Module 3: Hydration are to:

  • Identify key factors that influence hydration and fluid requirements in active populations
  • Describe practical strategies to ensure appropriate hydration and fluid intake for recreational athletes and active juniors
  • Have an understanding of the application of sports nutrition research in the area of hydration and fluid to a non-athletic population
  • Identify situations where a client should be referred to an Accredited Sports Dietitian with specialist knowledge and expertise in the area of sports nutrition

This module provides a fundamental understanding of the role of supplements in sports and exercise performance.

Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes of Module 4: Supplements are to:

  • Identify key factors that influence supplement needs in active populations
  • Identify strategies to ensure safe supplementation practices to minimise risk to athlete health and to avoid breaches of doping regulations
  • Recognise the role of food and nutrition compared to supplements, particularly in the area of active juniors
  • Have an understanding of the application of sports nutrition research in the area of supplementation to a non-athletic population
  • Identify situations where a client should be referred to an Accredited Sports Dietitian with specialist knowledge and expertise in the area of sports nutrition

Meet the presenters

Alison Patterson

Alison Patterson

Ali is an Advanced Sports Dietitian who currently consults to the Melbourne Rebels, Melbourne Demons and the AFL Umpires Association as well as consulting in private practice to a range of individuals, across a range of sports. She also works as the ‘in-house’ sports dietitian for Sports Dietitians Australia.

Ali has previously worked at the Australian Institute of Sport, and with the ACT Brumbies, Cricket NSW, Geelong Football Club, Carlton Football Club and AFL Academy program.

 

 

Ali Disher

Ali Disher

Ali is an Advanced Sports Dietitian and Exercise Physiologist, who is currently undertaking postgraduate research in sports nutrition and hydration. She works with Apple to Zucchini: Performance Nutrition, and consults to Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland Rugby League, Track Cycling Academy and Swimming Queensland, as well as having previously worked at the Australian Institute of Sport.

Ali is on the Board of Sports Dietitians Australia, and also lectures and supervises practicum placements for QUT’s School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Ali has a keen interest in endurance and combat sports.

 

 

Dominique Condo

Dominique Condo

Dr Dominique Condo is an Accredited Practising Dietitian, Accredited Sports Dietitian and Vice President of Sports Dietitians Australia.

She is a lecturer in sports nutrition at Deakin University and consults to the Geelong Cats and WMBL Deakin Melbourne Boomers.

 

 

Cost 

Standard registration – Closes 16th September

DAA member                    $399.00

Non-member                    $599.00

*Dietitians NZ members are eligible to receive the DAA members rates. Contact the Centre for Advanced Learning via learningcentre@daa.asn.au to obtain the coupon code  to complete the discounted registration.

Registration

Register here!

*DAA members need to logged in to access the discount rate.

*Dietitians NZ members use a coupon code to access their discount.

Questions?

Contact the Centre for Advanced Learning via learningcentre@daa.asn.au  or 02 6189 1236.