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

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Evidence of the following is essential: - acquires, selects and adapts information on sports nutrition principles and practices to develop and maintain professional knowledge for own sporting area; - works with support personnel to identify nutritional requirements for sport-specific peak performance and selects and communicates information appropriate to the needs of athletes; - consults with athletes and support personnel to develop, implement and review strategies to enhance peak performance and to support them in a coaching setting; - monitors nutritional practices of athletes and refers issues of nutritional deficiencies to appropriate support personnel; - develops a rapport with athletes and encourages them to clarify information and access supporting resources.

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