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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)

What will I Learn?

By the end of the course, delegates should be able to:
  • Calculate RMR (mathematically) and measure RMR directly;
  • Calculate BMI, FMI and FFMI;
  • Calculate body composition, using circumferential measurements and bioimpedence;
  • Qualify and quantify appropriate nutritional information for an athlete;
  • Assess caloric energy and nutrient intake through a 3-day diet survey;
  • Produce a 3-day activity log to determine average daily energy expenditure;
  • Develop a functional nutrition intervention (i.e. meal plan) that fulfills nutritional deficiencies in an athlete;
  • Calculate CHO concentrations and osmolality in sport beverages;
  • Compute the volume of sweat loss during exercise and build an appropriate rehydration strategy;
  • Determine volume and timing of fluid intake for rehydration;
  • Critically evaluate specific published sport nutrition literature to determine reliability, validity and clinical practicality.

Who Should do this Course

High performance university coaches, varsity sport administrators, varsity team strength and conditioning specialists, physical education teachers, national and regional sporting organizations, Olympic committees.

Important Information

Blended Format
Face to Face (Week 1: July 10th-13th)
Wednesday and Thursday, 5pm-8pm;
Saturday 10am-5pm (includes 1 hour for lunch)

Online (Weeks 2-4: July 16th - 31st)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

At a Glance

  • Admissions Term: 2019/2020 Semester II
  • Date: August 5th- 26th, 2020
  • Time: Week 1: Wednesday and Thursday, 5pm-8pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Weeks 2-4: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Duration: 4 weeks (24 hours)
  • Certificate Awarded: Certificate of Completion
  • Course Code: PDLL 094
  • Capacity: 20
  • Cost: BDS $1,920 (US $960)

The following topics will be addressed:
  • Qualifying and quantifying an athlete
  • Body composition
  • Food guides/pyramids
  • Goal setting
  • Hydration
  • Macronutrient requirements
  • Micronutrient requirements
  • Assessing nutrient deficiencies
  • Nutritional recovery
  • Ergogenic aids
  • Implementations strategies.

Persons interesting in taking this course, should  have an understanding of basic exercise physiology and human biochemistry.

Lowell Greib, MSc ND CISSN

Dr. Lowell Greib raced as a professional ultra distance mountain biker, while completing both his Degree in Biochemistry/Biotechnology and his Masters in Chemistry at the University of Waterloo.  He then completed 4 years of medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and founded (and then directed) the Sports Medicine Program. He currently sits as Chair of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and is faculty at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the National University of Natural Medicine instructing both Clinical and Sport Nutrition. Lowell is certified with the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Dr. Greib founded The SportLab in 2011 which offers consulting in Sport Nutrition and Sport Therapy to athletes of all ages and abilities.

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