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Centre for Professional Development and Lifelong Learning

Short Courses


Sports

Our region is replete with sporting and athletic talent, and we have made great strides despite having placed insufficient emphasis on the science of sport.  To address this gap, CPDLL has designed a comprehensive suite of cutting-edge courses in sports administration, coaching, nutrition and body conditioning geared to elevating the skillsets and competencies of coaches, sporting administrators, PE teachers and even sportspeople themselves.

Advanced Clinical Sport Nutrition

Advanced Clinical Sport Nutrition

Building upon the content of Foundations of Applied Sport Nutrition, this course is a more advanced and in-depth study of specific nutritional concerns of today’s recreational and competitive athlete, with an increased focus on the role and proper use of nutrition. State of the art research in the field is identified, explored, and applied. Individuals who successfully complete this course will be able to serve in a consultive capacity to sporting teams and organisations.

Mode of Delivery: Blended (Face-to-Face and Online)

 

Cricket Pitch Preparation and Field Maintenance

Cricket Pitch Preparation and Field Maintenance

This course provides delegates with the skills and knowledge in the effective preparation of cricket pitches and maintenance of fields. Delegates will gain a well-rounded theoretical and practical experience relating to pitch preparation and field maintenance.

 

Foundations of Applied Sport Nutrition

Foundations of Applied Sport Nutrition

Diet and nutrition are key drivers of sporting performance.  However, sports nutrition has not been given sufficient attention by Caribbean sportspeople, teams and sporting organisations. This course introduces delegates to the basic knowledge and application of nutrition in sports. It focuses on the concepts of sport nutrition and on the type of foods and diets which are proven to impact performance. Delegates will be able to provide nutritional support to enhance athletic performance, prevent injury and improve longevity through critical evaluation of athlete menus, dietary supplements, ergogenic aids & sports drinks.

Mode of Delivery: Blended (Face-to-Face and Online)

 

Sport Coaching Methodology: Decision Training

Sport Coaching Methodology: Decision Training

Being at the top of the sporting world demands not only physical prowess and talent, but mental conditioning and psychological resolve. Decision training is used to equip athletes with the attention, anticipation, problem solving and coping skills to consistently perform at a high level. Decision training is an essential part of the job done by the manager or coach. This course is designed to enable practicing and prospective coaches to help you handle the pressure of competition by incorporating in-practice training methods that simulate more accurately what happens in competition. It will help you learn how to assess and critically reflect on your current coaching practices and develop holistic training sessions aimed at achieving specific outcomes related to high performance athletics. 

Mode of Delivery: Face-to Face

 

Training the Energy Systems

Training the Energy Systems

World class athletes are trained by coaches who understand exercise physiology in general and the optimization of energy use in particular. It has been found that coaches often neglect to give the requisite attention to training the energy systems of the athletes in their charge. This course focuses on the fundamental concepts and principles related to the energy systems within exercise physiology and  will provide you with the information relevant to the development, use and optimization of the body’s three main energy systems. Using interactive course delivery, the course will address topics such as bioenergetics, exercise metabolism and training for performance. A key take-away will be the ability to design training programmes based on energy systems.

Mode of Delivery: Face-to-Face