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Exercise Diet Fitness and Health NCFE Level 3

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Exercise Diet Fitness and Health NCFE Level 3 This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge to begin or develop a career in the health, exercise and fitness industry. Syllabus Unit 1 ? Defining the Concepts Health, Exercise and Fitness What is Health? Physical, social and mental health What is exercise? Types of exercise ? Sports Continuum The Sports Continuum What is fitness? Health benefits of taking part in regular exercise Ten reasons to get more active Health related components of fitness Skill related components of fitness Comparison of health and skill related fitness Unit 2 ? Understanding the components of Fitness and how to test them Definition of the components of fitness Detained analysis of each component Why do we want to test our fitness? Measuring the components of fitness Components of fitness needed for different sporting activities Unit 3 ? Ways to improve Fitness ? training methods How the body generates energy for exercise The Creatine Phosphate system The Lactic Acid system and Oxygen debt The Aerobic system Analysis of different training zones Principles of SPORT FITT principles Methods of training :- Continuous, Fartlek, Interval, Weight Training, Plymetrics, Flexibility Training and Circuit Training Examples of training sessions for each training method Unit 4 ? Planning Training and Fitness Programmes Physiological and psychological benefits of warming up Cool down ? reasons why it is important Phases of a warm up:- body temperature raising, stretching and skill development Planning a training programme Applying the SPORT and FITT principles of training Periodisation ? off season, pre season, peak season and transitional period Planning a training session:- warm up, main activity and cool down Examples of training programmes and sessions Unit 5 ? Factors affecting Sporting Performance Factors affecting sporting performance ? Age, Gender, Personality, Lifestyle, Environment, Injury, Illness, Diet, Body Type and Drugs Social Drugs:- how smoking and alcohol affect sporting performance Other social drugs and their effect on sporting performance Types of performance enhancing drugs Examples and effects of performance enhancing drugs Blood doping Unit 6 ? Safety in Sport How to prevent injury:- environment, clothing and equipment, fair competition, obeying the rules and warm up and cool down Causes of sports injuries Accidental injuries, overuse injuries, chronic injuries Examples of sports injuries:- soft tissue, skin and Hard tissue injuries Injuries, symptoms and treatment RICE procedure More serious injuries Assessing the casualty?s condition ? DRACB How to treat an unconscious casualty Emergency action plan Other conditions that can influence sports performance Unit 7 ? Diet and Nutrition A balanced diet The essential groups of nutrients Macronutrients and Micronutrients Diet and exercise The importance of each nutrient for exercise Energy and diet:- metabolic rate and physical activity level Energy in food Energy equations The athlete?s diet:- day of competition, after the event and Glycogen loading Common eating disorders Healthy eating Food pyramids Examples of diets Unit 8 ? Body systems ? the skeletal system Outline of the different body systems The human skeleton Functions of the skeleton: Ossification Cartilage Types of bone The skeletal frames:- axial and appendicular Exercise and the bones Definitions of fixed, slightly movable and synovial joints A typical synovial joint structure Movement patterns at synovial joints How exercise can help improve the skeletal system Unit 9 ? The muscular system Functions of muscles Types of muscle tissue Skeletal muscles ? structure and functions Muscular contractions:- isotonic, isometric and isokinetic How muscles are attached to bones Muscle fibres:- slow and fast twitch Characteristics of muscle fibres and exercises they relate to Major muscles in the human body:- location and function Exercises to strengthen the muscles Benefits of warming up t

Exercise Diet Fitness and Health NCFE Level 3 This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge to begin or develop a career in the health, exercise and fitness industry. Syllabus Unit 1 ? Defining the Concepts Health, Exercise and Fitness What is Health? Physical, social and mental health What is exercise? Types of exercise ? Sports Continuum The Sports Continuum What is fitness? Health...

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