Specialist In Sports Nutrition – SSN

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One of the best Sports & Performance Nutrition courses in the world, SSN allows professional dieticians to add to their skill sets in the area of Performance Dietary Allowance based nutrition counselling. SSN is a very useful course for senior personal trainers, sports coaches, strength & conditioning specialists, etc. Practical, easy to understand. Is very well supported by post-enrolment academic guidance and mentoring by both ISSA and Gāyo Fitness Academy, at no additional cost.

 

  • Origins Of Performance Nutrition
  • Nutrition Defined
  • The Three E’s Of Nutrition
  • Table Of Performance Daily Intakes (PDI)
  • Macronutrients: Meeting Energy And Growth Requirements
  • Macronutrient Manipulation / Modulation
  • The Limiting Nutrient Concept
  • Alphabetical Listing Of Additives And Their Status For Performance Nutrition
  • Research On Nutrients
  • Background On Carbohydrates
  • Simple Carbohydrates: The Sugars
  • Complex Carbohydrates
  • Top 20 Grains And Legumes For Athletes
  • Digestion Of Carbohydrates
  • Carbohydrates Pre-Exercise, During Exercise, Post-Exercise
  • Pyruvate
  • Introduction
  • Amino Acids Make Proteins; Types Of Proteins
  • Protein Efficiency Ratio
  • Designing Protein And Amino Acid Supplements
  • Overview Of Commonly Encountered Amino Acids
  • Digestion Of Proteins And Amino Acids
  • Food Sources Of Protein
  • Connective Tissue
  • Introduction
  • Fats – The Most Misunderstood Macronutrient
  • The Essential Fatty Acids
  • Phospholipids
  • You Are What You Eat; Too Much Fat In Our Diets
  • Water And The Athlete
  • Dehydration Effects On Performance
  • Oxygen And The Athlete; The Lungs
  • The Blood; The Blood Vessels
  • The Tissue; The Muscular System; The Heart
  • Your Need For Oxygen; Free Radicals
  • Antioxidants; Species Of Free Radicals
  • The Lipid Soluble Vitamins
  • Vitamin A – Retinol And Pro-Vitamin A (Beta-Carotene)
  • Vitamin D; Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K; Vitamin C
  • Thiamin; Riboflavin
  • Niacin; Vitamin B6
  • Folate; Vitamin B12
  • Biotin; Pantothenic Acid
  • Choline; Inositol
  • Introduction
  • Calcium; Phosphorus
  • Magnesium; Iron
  • Zinc; Iodine
  • Selenium; Copper
  • Manganese; Chromium
  • Molybdenum; Fluoride
  • The Elecrolytes (Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium); Boron
  • Vanadium; Germanium
  • Introduction
  • Adaptogens, Alcohol, Alkalinizers, Androstenedione, BHMB, Bioflavonoids
  • Caffeine, L-Carnitine, Coenzyme Q10, Creatine Monohydrate
  • DHEA, Gamma Oryzanol, FRAC, Ginseng, Glucosamine
  • Glycerol, Inosine, Melatonin, NADH, Wheat Germ Oil, Octacosanol
  • Herbs, Supplements With Potential Effects That Are Marketed Toward Athletes
  • Summary Of Commonly Available Herbs, Standards, Common Dosages, Uses, And Cautions
  • All Foods Are Not Created Equal
  • The Food Group Approach: Is It Valid For Athletes?
  • Major Supplement Forms And Delivery Systems
  • Major Categories of Sport Supplements
  • The Economics of Sports Nutrition: Buy In Bulk
  • Cells, Cells, Cells
  • Cellular Components
  • Tissues
  • Muscle Tissue; The Mechanics Of Muscular Contraction; Fast Twitch And Slow Twitch Muscle Fibers
  • Muscular Hypertrophy; Nervous Tissue; Reproductive Tissue
  • Systems: Skeletal, Skeletal Muscle, Nervous, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Digestive, Urinary, Reproductive, and Endocrine
  • Some Of Your Body’s Hormones
  • The Digestive System – Physical Components: Mouth, Esophagus, Stomach, The Small Intestine, Large Intestine And Rectum, Pancreas, Liver And Gall Bladder
  • Factors Affecting Digestion; About Digestive Supplement Aids; Digestive Enzymes; Herbal Factors, Intestinal Bacteria, Fiber And Digestion
  • Introduction; Body Composition Assessment
  • Methods Of Body Fat Determination
  • Sites Listed In The Formulas And Charts
  • Use Of Skinfold Data; Body Fat Percentage; Percentage Fat Estimate Tables
  • Formula For Calculating % Bodyfat; Somatotype; Guide To Estimating Calorie Needs; Average Daily Activity Level
  • An Example Of Estimating Daily Caloric Expenditure Using The Hourly Method; Energy Expenditure Guide
  • Daily Calorie Requirement Guide
  • Overview Of Metabolism; Homeostasis; Your Metabolic Set Point
  • Food And Metabolism; The Environment And Metabolism; Exercise And Metabolic Responses; Aerobic System Changes; Anaerobic System Changes
  • Energy Metabolism; Useful Definitions
  • Glycogen Depletion And Metabolism Of Fatigue; Monitoring Your Metabolism
  • Demystifying Nutrition
  • A Word About Fad Diets… Avoid Them!; ISSA’s 1-2-3 Nutritional Rule Of Thumb
  • Rationale Behind The Different Performance Eating Plans; Nutritional Ratios Of Selected Performance Eating Plans
  • Dynamic Nutrition Supplement And Eating Plan Examples
  • 15% Fat, 30% Protein, 55% Carbohydrate Performance Nutrition Plan
  • 20% Fat, 25% Protein, 55% Carbohydrate Performance Nutrition Plan
  • 20% Fat, 20% Protein, 60% Carbohydrate Performance Nutrition Plan
  • 25% Fat, 15% Protein, 60% Carbohydrate Performance Nutrition Plan
  • Tips Section
  • High Protein Foods – Animals
  • Foods High In Complex Carbohydrates
  • Vegetables And Beans
  • Fruits
  • Dairy; Spreads And Sauces; Beverages
  • Mixed Foods
  • Introduction
  • The Weight Loss Misnomer; Fat Loss Off-Season and Pre-Season; Examples Of Elite Athlete Body Fat Levels For Different Sports
  • Jump Starting Your Fat Loss Program; Fat Loss Tips; Why Most Fat Loss Diets Fail
  • Before Dieting, Make Sure You’re Ready; Thinking About Dieting? Take This Test Before Starting
  • The Gender And Age Gap When Losing Fat; Factors Contributing To Obesity And What To Do About Them
  • Important Rules For Making Performance Nutrition Work For Your Fat Loss Program; Common Supplement Fat Loss Aids
  • The Zigzag Method Of Fat Loss
  • Three Horror Scenarios And Three Better Scenarios
  • Weeks Required To Lose Fat Using The Zigzag Method Of Dieting Together With A Periodized Training Program
  • Additional Tips On Sound Nutrition; Muscle Gain
  • Constructing A Custom Nutrition Plan For Fat Loss And Muscle Gain; Daily Food Intake Goals
  • Who Is At Risk, Warning Signs, And Preventative Measures
  • The Eight Technologies Of Training; Nutritional Robbery
  • Sports Supplements
  • Caveat Emptor
Course Duration

Both the Course Quiz (preliminary) and the Home Study Final Examinations must be submitted to ISSA within FOUR months from the date of enrolment / date of receipt of study materials whichever is later. Student will study from home and write the examinations from home. Exams may be submitted online through http://www.issatrainer.com or offline through typed / hand-written answer sheets.

Learning Resources

– ISSA provides original text book / study material. Cost of material is included in the fee.

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