Chemistry Course for the Food, Nutrition & Sports Industries

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Are you a professional working in the food, nutrition or sports industries who needs factual scientific information to communicate with clients? This course will provide up to date and targeted scientific-based knowledge to professionals working in these fields. Learn basic chemical, anatomical and physiological concepts as they relate to the food, nutrition and sports industries.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will learn to:

  1. Appreciate of the role of Chemistry, Human Anatomy and Human Physiology in Science and Technology.
  2. Demonstrate an accurate understanding of the elements of scientific language, representations, structures and symbols.
  3. Solve simple problems in both practical and theoretical contexts.
  4. Develop competency in scientific reasoning, analysis of problems and note-taking.
  5. Conduct independent research.
  6. Apply their knowledge and skills in their industry.

Course Content

Australia’s strong fitness, sport and exercise culture continues to support growth in many industries. An understanding of current scientific based facts continues to be important for continued growth of the food, nutrition and sports industries. This course will provide up to date and targeted scientific based knowledge to participants. This course will allow participants to take a step towards a deeper understanding of atoms, molecules, ions, chemical compounds, solutions, acids, bases and organic chemistry. TheseÃ' chemical concepts will be linked to the anatomy and physiology of the human body.

The course is tailored to reach audiences in the food, nutrition and sports industries that needÃ' factual scientific information to communicate with their clients.

The keyÃ' topics covered include:

  • Measurements.
  • Atoms, molecules, ions.
  • Chemical compounds.
  • Chemical reactions.
  • Chemical amounts.
  • Solutions.
  • Acids; bases and pH.
  • Organic chemistry and molecules of biological importance.
  • Homeostasis.
  • Cells, tissues, membranes.
  • The Skeletal system.
  • The Muscular system.
  • The Respiratory system.
  • The Digestive system.
  • The Immune system.

Intended Audience

Any person with an interest in Chemistry and Human Anatomy and Human Physiology, including:

  • Food technologists
  • Food and beverage manufacturers
  • Nutritionists and healthcare professionals
  • Exercise physiologists
  • Personal trainers and coaches
  • Fitness instructors
  • Sporting associations
  • Aspiring and professional athletes
  • Any other professionals working in the food, nutrition or sports industries

Delivery Style

A combined seminar and interactive workshop.

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