This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to enable coaches to provide information to support their athletes to apply the principles and practices of nutrition to achieve peak performance in the relevant sporting activity.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
SISSSCO307

Assessment

Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - build rapport with athletes and support personnel; - access, analyse and convey information about the principles and practices of nutrition for training and peak performance to athletes; - negotiate appropriate strategies to enhance peak performance with athletes and seek feedback on their effectiveness; - language and literacy skills to access and interpret information on the principles of nutrition for peak performance relevant to the appropriate sport; - assess effectiveness of nutritional practices to enhance performance and to modify accordingly, and; - recognise nutritional issues and refer these to appropriate support personnel.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - nutrition guidelines to enable the provision of accurate information about the principles and practices of sports nutrition for training and peak performance to athletes; - principles and practices of nutrition for training and peak performance relevant to specific activity or sport to enable appropriate advice and support to be provided to athletes in specific settings; - appropriate body weight monitoring methods in order to assist athletes to monitor their weight effectively; - principles of safe weight loss and weight gain principles in order to support athletes to adopt nutrition principles maintain an appropriate weight for peak performance; - principles of hydration and fluid replacement practices in order to correctly inform athletes; - organisational policies and procedures to enable athletes to implement strategies regarding nutritional practices in a professional and supported manner, and; - information sources regarding principles and practices of nutrition for peak performance.

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