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Sport & Exercise Nutrition Liz Wood Registered Dietitian Registered Dietitian Accredited Sports Dietitian Diabetes Lead Dietitian – University Hospital.

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1 Sport & Exercise Nutrition Liz Wood Registered Dietitian Registered Dietitian Accredited Sports Dietitian Diabetes Lead Dietitian – University Hospital of North Durham

2 What is Sport & Exercise Nutrition? Application of the science of nutrition to promote exercise and sport performance The effects of diet and dietary components on the performance of an individual. How exercise affects the metabolism of nutrients in the body The bodys requirement for nutrients

3 Why is it Important? Dietary intake affects health, body mass and body composition Dietary intake affects performance and recovery from exercise An optimum diet can help maximise sport performance

4 Whats Involved? Understand the physiology and biochemistry of different types of exercise and the role nutrition has in effecting these processes. Knowledge and structure of the sports world. Knowledge of the lifestyle, beliefs and ambitions of sports. persons and to be able to apply that knowledge to individual circumstances. Knowledge of usefulness/harmfulness of sports foods.

5 Personal Qualities oWorking with people from all walks of life oGood communication skills oGood writing skills oWorking within a team and individuals oWorking under pressure oPatience oSense of humour

6 SENr – The Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register Voluntary register to accredit suitably qualified individuals Setting protection and promotion of standards and services Professional development of individuals Developing the profession and its knowledge base Partnership of 3 founding member organisations – British Dietetic Association/ Nutrition Society/ British Association of Sport and Exercise Science

7 Route to Registration Dietetics Sport & Exercise Nutrition Sport & Exercise Nutrition Science Appropriate further study and professional experience in Sport and Exercise Nutrition Self Assessment Pre Assessment Assessment SENr Registration

8 Entry Requirements for Dietetics 2-3 A level passes (or Scottish or Irish equivalent) Must include chemistry + 1 other science Access + BTEC – science based courses How to Qualify 4 years Honours Degreeor 2 year Post Graduate Course with an appropriate 1 st degree

9 Sports Nutrition Courses PgCert in Sports and Exercise Nutrition – Coventry University MSc in Sport and Exercise Nutrition – Loughborough University Exercise and Nutrition Science – Chester University IOC Diploma programme in Sports Nutrition – Sports Oracle

10 Tools of the Trade Dietary Analysis Programmes Scales for body weight and foods Body Fat Analysis Pee charts Menus

11 Career Options Sports Clubs Individual athletes/ sports persons Olympic/ World Championship camps Media Publishing Lecturing/ Talks/ Presentations Specialist Clinics - DISCUS

12 Useful Websites British Dietetic Association Dietitians in Sport and Exercise Nutrition Sports and Exercise Nutrition Register Sports Oracle


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