Certificate in Sports Nutrition for Football

€ 625

Start date
10/07/2019
Duration
4 months
Level
Advanced
Average dedication
6/8 weekly hours
DELIVERY MODE
Online-based
Delivered in
English

EXPERT ADVISORS

Profesor
Ian Rollo
Principal Scientist for the Gatorade Sports Science Institute. Visiting Research Fellow Loughborough University UK. Exercise Physiologist, SENr Sport and Exercise Nutritionist.
Profesor

CERTIFICATE

Barça Innovation Hub - Universitas

At Futbol Club Barcelona (FCB) and Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) we believe the appropriate nutrition is essential to support player health and performance. A greater understanding of the physical demands of football has allowed a more scientific approach to training/match preparation and the manipulation of macronutrient ingestion to support training and match day performance and recovery.

The aim of the certificate is to teach the core principles for nutrition for football. Each course will summarise the key topics in sports nutrition based from peer reviewed research, review articles as well as expert consensus statements. The certificate provides a comprehensive learning experience which will not only inform the candidate on “how” to implement sports nutrition strategies but importantly ensure they understand “why” nutrition is important.

Providing an evidence-based approach to sports nutrition allows a consistent message with regard to nutrition education which in turn informs practice. This is something FCB and GSSI together have been partnering to achieve over the last 5 years. The Certificate in Sports Nutrition for Football now provides the platform to share our learnings to the wider global football community.

Courses' syllabus

MODULE 1: Demands of the game and understanding the physiological demands of football
-Unit 1: Demands of the game
-Unit 2: Physiological response to football

MODULE 2: Introduction to metabolism and nutrition in football
-Unit 1: Introduction to metabolism
-Unit 2: Nutrition for energy in football

MODULE 3: Energy balance and body composition
-Unit 1: Principles of energy balance in football
-Unit 2: Player body composition

MODULE 4: Dietary strategies for training and match days
-Unit 1: Nutrition for training
-Unit 2: Nutrition for match days

MODULE 1: The role of carbohydrate in the players diet
-Unit 1: Introduction to carbohydrate
-Unit 2: Carbohydrate for football

MODULE 2: The role of protein in a players diet
-Unit 1: Introduction to protein
-Unit 2: Protein for football

MODULE 3: The role of fat in a players diet
-Unit 1: Introduction to fats
-Unit 2: Fats for football

MODULE 4: Fluid
-Unit 1: An introduction to fluid and electrolytes
-Unit 2: Fluid and electrolytes for football

MODULE 1: Micronutrient needs for football
-Unit 1: Vitamins for football
-Unit 2: Minerals for football

MODULE 2: Dietary supplementation for football
-Unit 1: Dietary supplementation for football
-Unit 2: Dietary supplements for consideration in football

MODULE 3: Football in extreme environments
-Unit 1: Football in the heat
-Unit 2: Football at altitude

MODULE 4: Considerations for the female and youth player
-Unit 1: The female player
-Unit 2: The youth player

Learn to

Master core principles of nutrition for football

Understand the role of macronutrients for football performance

Identify fluid needs and micronutrient requirements for football

Implement uses and best practices of dietary supplementation for football

Certify your skills

Thanks to our integration with remote supervision technologies, the Verified Certificate of Approval:

  • Guarantees the transparency of the certification process
  • Verifies the identity of the certificate holder
  • Certifies the acquisition of specific competencies and skills

What does it include?

24-HOUR ACCESS TO STUDY MATERIAL, FROM ANYWHERE, ON ANY DEVICE

24-HOUR ACCESS TO STUDY MATERIAL, FROM ANYWHERE, ON ANY DEVICE

VIRTUAL COACHING, FOLLOW-UP, AND SUPPORT FROM A SUBJECT EXPERT

VIRTUAL COACHING, FOLLOW-UP, AND SUPPORT FROM A SUBJECT EXPERT

Actividades y consignas con feedback personalizado

ACTIVITIES AND ASSESSMENTS WITH PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

DISCUSSION FORUMS AND INTERACTION WITH COLLEAGUES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

DISCUSSION FORUMS AND INTERACTION WITH COLLEAGUES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD

CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY BARÇA INNOVATION HUB AND ENDORSED BY THE CORRESPONDING INSTITUTION.

CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY BARÇA INNOVATION HUB AND ENDORSED BY THE CORRESPONDING INSTITUTION.

Self-assessment to measure your learning progress

Self-assessment to measure your learning progress