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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Promote an awareness of nutrition principles for sport and physical activity 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
258721  Promote an awareness of nutrition principles for sport and physical activity 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Sport 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 02 - Culture and Arts Sport 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 4  NQF Level 04 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
The qualifying learner achieving this unit standard will be able to use and apply nutritional principles in order to recommend nutritional guidelines for healthy eating associated with physical activity. Qualifying learners will be able to give informed advice on healthy eating to apparently healthy participants.

On achievement of this unit standard the learner will understand and be able to:
  • Describe the principles of healthy nutrition and regular eating patterns.
  • Give guidelines on nutrition principles for sport and exercise.
  • Provide information on the health-enhancing supplements and the role of ergogenic aids. 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners are competent in:
  • Communication at NQF Level 3. 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
    Where applicable, range statements have been included under individual specific outcomes or assessment criteria.

    Learners are required to create mechanisms that ensure that the required Acts that impact on the operative environment e.g. South African Schools' Act etc, policies and procedures are implemented within that environment. 

    Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Describe the principles of healthy nutrition and regular eating patterns. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    A healthy diet that supports regular physical activity is explained focusing on the nutritional values of each type of foodstuff. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Foodstuff includes carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The benefits of following a sound eating plan are explained. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Metabolism is explained in terms of eating patterns, weight gain and weight loss. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The role of exercise relative to energy expenditure and metabolism is explained focussing on weight loss, weight gain and muscle building. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Give guidelines on nutrition principles for sport and exercise. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Macro and micro nutrients are defined and listed together with their purpose and function in the diet. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals, trace elements, vitamins, water.
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Guidelines are provided on the principles of nutrition for performance and a healthy lifestyle. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The disadvantages of poor diet are explained in relation to performance and lifestyle. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Provide information on health-enhancing supplements and the role of ergogenic aids. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Health-enhancing supplements are defined and their various roles explained in the context of health promotion and sport performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Ergogenic aids are defined and their roles explained in the context of sport performance. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    A variety of health enhancing supplements are assessed for their purported benefits. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Illegal sports performance enhancing drugs are identified and explained in terms of their detrimental effects on the body and the reason for their banning. 
    ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE 
    Includes but is not limited to herbal remedies, muscle builders, health shakes.
     


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • An individual wishing to be assessed against this unit standard (including through RPL) may apply to an assessment agency, assessor or provider institution accredited by the relevant Education and Training Quality Assurance body (ETQA), or one with an appropriate memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the relevant ETQA.
  • Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard, or assessing this unit standard, must be accredited as a provider with the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA.
  • Moderation of assessment will be conducted by the relevant ETQA, or one with an appropriate MOU with the relevant ETQA. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Healthy diet principles and nutritional needs for physical activity.
  • Eating habits, patterns, eating plans.
  • Role of diet and eating patterns in metabolism.
  • Macro nutrients (protein, carbohydrates, fats).
  • Micro nutrients (vitamins, minerals).
  • Hydration, fibre in the diet.
  • Supplements, ergogenic aids, herbal supplementation.
  • Referrals, professionals in nutritional science and dietetics. 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Information evaluation is employed when a variety of health enhancing supplements are assessed for their purported benefits. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Inter-relatedness of systems is evidenced when the role of exercise is explained relative to energy expenditure and metabolism. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Professional development is observed when advice is given on the role of different nutrition professionals and a data base is maintained for referral purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  63669   Further Education and Training Certificate: Fitness  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2021-06-30  As per Learning Programmes recorded against this Qual 
    Core  64369   Further Education and Training Certificate: Sport Coaching: Juniors/Beginners  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 
    Elective  79986   Further Education and Training Certificate: Dance Instruction  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CATHSSETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
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