Soccer Nutrition Course

Foundation Certificate In Soccer Nutrition

Within this Soccer Nutrition course you will be exposed to the fundamentals of nutrition for soccer players so that you can:

  • Understand the key energy sources required to perform repeated high intensity and explosive movements within the intermittent nature of soccer;
  • Understand the fueling that is is required to perform and recover from both training, competitive games across a range of levels with the game;
  • Understand how to reduce the risk for non-contact muscle injuries, through a better understanding of key time of nutrients.

Duration: 6 months
Average Workload: 16 hours total (pre-lecture reading + online content + questions)
Delivery Method: Online-based
Language Delivered: English

Module Outline of the Foundation Certificate in Soccer Nutrition:

Module 1: Energy balance & body composition: basics of soccer physiology
Sam McHaffie (Science In Sport [SIS])
Topic: Nutrition & Environmental

Module 2: Understanding Macro & Micro-nutrients
Lecturer: Dr. Eirini Manthou (Panathinaikos)
Topic: Nutrition & Environmental

Module 3: Soccer health & wellness (vitamins, minerals)
Lecturer: Matthew Jones (West Ham United, Chelsea FC)
Topic: Nutrition & Environmental

Module 4: Fluid balance & soccer specific hydration 
Lecturer: Virginia Santesteban (Real Sociedad CF)
Topic: Nutrition & Environmental

Module 5: Training, Match & Recovery Fueling – Soccer Nutrition to Perform
Lecturer: Dr. Adam Owen (Seattle Sounders FC)
Topic: Nutrition & Environmental

Module 6: Maximising nutrition through injury
Lecturer: Faisal Alshawa (Aspire, Qatar)
Topic: Nutrition & Environmental

Module 7: The role of nutrition for the female soccer player
Lecturer: Yasemin Batmaca (Besiktas, Turkey)
Topic: Nutrition & Environmental

Module 8: An introduction to nutritional supplementation and ergogenic aids
Lecturer: Matthew Jones (West Ham United, Chelsea FC)
Topic: Nutrition & Environmental

Is my progress logged through the course?
You can view your results and course progress at anytime from your results page.

Can I stop/pause a presentation part way through?
Yes, the course is completely flexible. You can go back to a module at anytime and continue from where you left off.

Can I stop/pause a test part way through?
No. Online test must be completed in one go and immediately after completing the module.

Can I take the modules in any order?
No. The course follows a set structure that must be studied in numerical order. You can only access the next module once you have completed the previous module test.

Do I get feedback from the course?
Yes. On completion of all 8 modules there is a set of 8 basic assignments (1 per module). You should complete those 8 assignments and submit them via the learning portal to receive feedback from one of our faculty.

Is there a time limit on the course?
Yes. This course has a 6-month time limit. You can access the course 24/7 within your 6-months.

Will I get a certificate to show that I have passed the course?

Yes, you will receive a pass certificate provided you have attained the minimum pass grade of 75%.

If you have any further questions, please Contact Us.

Lecture 1 : Energy Balance & Body Composition : Basics of Soccer Physiology

Sam McHaffie

In this lecture you’ll explore energy demands of soccer players understanding the equation of energy expenditure to energy consumption.  Body composition testing and manipulation in conjunction with energy balance, food and the basics of soccer physiology.

Lecture 2 : Understanding Macro & Micro Nutrients

Dr Eirini Manthou

Macro and micronutrients are explored in detail, their sources, structure, function and availability.  Additionally micronutrients, vitamins and minerals and their role in in the dietary plan are presented.  The development of dietary plans and how to positively effect your players  through nutritional principles is detailed.

Lecture 3 : Soccer Health & Wellness (Vitamins & Minerals)

Matthew Jones

Health and wellness are vital in this lecture we examine the health and food foundations, deep diving further into vitamins and minerals as well as practical recommendations for the use of food types and plant derived nutrients.

Lecture 4 : Fluid Balance & Soccer Specific

Virginia Santesteban

In this lecture we consider the thermoregulation in physical demands of soccer and the influence of hydration status.  Hydration is so important to optimal performance we’ll review the consequences of dehydration and hyperhydration.  Specific beverages and examples for rehydration are detailed.

Lecture 5 : Training, Match and Recovery Fuelling : Soccer Nutrition to Perform

Dr. Adam Owen

A deeper analysis is provided in this lecture of macronutrient importance, with additional emphasis on the glycemic index and carbohydrate response.  This knowledge is important in fuelling strategies for maximum performance which will be provided in this lecture.

Lecture 6 : Maximising nutrition through injury

Faisal Alshawa

Examine soccer specific injury characteristics and how nutrition for injury can play a important role.  Nutrition can have positive and negative effects on inflammation in the recovery process so in this lecture we’ll discuss and examine this in detail.  Muscle loss and the building process are covered in this lecture too.

Lecture 7 : The role of nutrition for the female soccer player

Yasemin Batmaca

In this lecture we examine nutrition for female soccer players and the physiological challenges. Specificity in terms of macro and micro nutrients, together with dietary supplements for the female player to ensure peak performance is detailed.

Lecture 8 : An introduction to nutritional supplementation and ergogenic aids

Matthew Jones

Food first, supplements second… we’ll explore the definition and application of supplements and their importance. We’ll provide a theoretical framework to help you with your decision making and safe application of supplemental interventions.

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