Pro Practitioner Courses

Applied Pro Practitioner Performance Skills

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PA starts 18th Oct 2021
all other courses start 1st Nov 2021

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    Professional level education and skills for applied performance science support practitioners.

    Have you ever wondered?

    • Am I focussing on the right areas to help the athletes I’m working with?
    • Am I up-to-date, prioritising and creative enough with the most important knowledge?
    • Am I doing the right work in the right way to make a difference with the athletes I’m engaged with?

    Your solution

    The Supporting Champions Online Courses are designed for you to succeed as a support practitioner working in sports performance. All courses are accessible online in easily digestible tutorials, underpinned by by a supportive community hub for you to connect with like-minded people - so that you can learn together.

    Cut through
    the noise

    Focus on
    what matters

    Skill up to
    make an impact

    Applied Practitioner courses

    These courses are not a reproduction of university course, they're not a tranche of papers that are applied in focus for the sake of it - they're a synthesis of decades of applied experience sharing the know-how of making impact for athletes and coaches!

    Online Course with Live Q&As

    High quality video tutorials led by leading applied practitioners. The course runs over 5 weeks with two lessons released every week.

    Throughout the course the lead tutors will host live interactive Q&As to give you bonus tasks and answer your questions

    10 lessons

    A series of priority lessons that will link, build and enable you to make sense of your world, harness your knowledge and understand how you can make a difference.

    Simplicity and focus from these courses means you avoid the perils of complexity and overwhelm, and your career doesn't drift into impotence!

    Empowering Frameworks

    Harness the foundation philosophies shared by the tutors and use the facilitative frameworks that can channel your knowledge and experience to craft your unique style of work.

    Practical skills

    • Actionable worksheets
    • Simple tools
    • Skill development

    Community

    Don't go it alone. Learn and develop together in our community hub. Network with like-minded people and ask your questions.

    CERTIFICATED AWARDS

    *Complete the track to achieve the certificate. Include the award on your CV, use to demonstrate competency for your accreditation and continued professional development.

    ROUTES

    Applied Performance Strength & Conditioning - Starts 1st Nov 2021

    Course title S&C

    Pro S&C

    ▶️ Online course
    🔟 Lessons
    ↗️ Focused on impact
    🏠 Community support

    IDEAL FOR: Professional S&C coaches looking to take their coaching to the next level. If you're disatisfied with delivering one-dimensional work, hoping to increase your impact, Nick will give you the insights on how to focus on keeping things simple in an increasingly noisy world. If you're still in training and developing your resume of professional development, then this course will advance your skills ahead of your stage of development.

    Idrees

    Idrees Azfal

    Designation

    A fantastic resource for those wanting to develop as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, diverse community and unrivalled expertise in the area provided by Nick and Steve. Certainly a must for anyone who really wants to make strides in the field!

    Scott Mason

    S&C Coach, Pro Football

    I really enjoyed all elements of this course. The wide range of topics covered, fun anecdotes and real world examples provided by Nick, have made this course a very worthwhile investment.

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    Course Tutor: Nick Grantham, Performance Consultant, former English Institute of Sport lead, Newcastle United S&C coach, consultant to Chinese National Football team, RFU, Great Britain’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams, best selling author.

    "I’ve designed this course specifically to help S&C coaches create impact. I often see coaches focus on the x’s and o’s or taking a short term approach. This programme will help you think, act and work in a more ambitious way, to create more sustained success in your role."

    CREATE IMPACT

    Learn essentials of physical preparation

    Craft engaging and effective sessions

    Design quality programmes

    Stay up to date with the latest technology

    Applied Performance Nutrition - Starts 1st Nov 2021

    Course title Nutrition

    Pro Nutrition

    ▶️ Online course
    🔟 Lessons
    ↗️ Focused on impact
    🏠 Community support

    IDEAL FOR: Professional nutritionists aiming to create impact for their clients. The course will allow you. to cut through the noise of ideas in nutrition, focus on what matters most and develop your skills. If you're still studying - but you're driving hard at becoming a nutritionist, then this course will advance your skills ahead of your stage of development.

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    Abi Woodliffe-Thomas

    Performance Nutritionist, @Happetite

    The applied practitioner course lead by Dr Sophie killer was a fantastic resource to have completed and accessed in furthering my knowledge. The topics covered, depth explored and applied examples discussed were brilliant, touching on things that are not covered at University level. I would highly recommend to anyone working as a nutritionist.

    Matt Gardner

    Matt Gardner

    Performance Nutritionist, Big Feed Up HQ

    The Applied Performance Nutrition course helped me step back from my busy work life and reassess each aspect of my clients journey. The 10 week course gave me the accountability I needed to take a deeper look once again at key areas of my practice. I could complete the course content at my own speed around my own busy work and family life. As a result of the course I have made deeper connections with other practitioners which I hope will lead to good things in the future.

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    James Fleming

    Performance Nutritionist, JF Nutrition

    What a brilliant course for any practitioner just starting out or looking to develop their skills. Lead by a legend in the sport nutrition industry, Dr Sophie Killer, she has crammed every session with so many useful tips and information that I took from every session. As a result of completing this programme, I feel I am able to support athletes so much more effectively.

    Kris

    Kris Kumari

    Performance Nutritionist SENr

    A course that encouraged me to reflect on my own practice and provide excellent insights into professional practice 'in the trenches'. I took away aspects of the course that would no doubt benefit my professional development.

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    Course Tutor: Dr Sophie Killer, Consultant Performance Nutritionist, former Tottenham Hotspur FC, UK Athletics, GB Basketball, English Institute of Sport.

    "I've created this course to get to the heart of the limitations the contemporary nutritionist is faced with to help them excel. The course will enable you to make meaningful sense of the array of nutrition knowledge out there in the world that so often confuses athletes and practitioners alike. I will share the essential ‘need to knows’ but offer you practical examples for you to understand your discipline and give you ways to make fuelling, recovery and performance nutrition engaging."

    CREATE IMPACT

    Learn essential nutrient knowledge

    Analyse training and competition needs

    Develop strategies for safe supplement use

    Create strategies for home and away

    Applied Performance Analysis - Starts 18th Oct 2021

    Course title PA

    Pro Performance Analysis

    ▶️ Online course
    🔟 Lessons
    ↗️ Focused on impact
    🏠 Community support

    IDEAL FOR: Professional performance analyst aiming to create impact for their clients. The course will allow you to set your analysis work with quality, clarity and rigor, focus on what matters most and develop your skills. If you're still studying - but you're driving hard at becoming a nutritionist, then this course will advance your skills ahead of your stage of development.

    Alex

    Alex Bakker-Noguer

    Performance Analyst, Loughborough University

    As a performance analyst this course has provided me with the essential building blocks in order to progress my skills as an applied practitioner. It has also provided me with invaluable insights and tips that I can use to create impact.

    Dr Michele van Rooyen

    Analyst SA Women's Rugby

    I found this course to be very informative and well structured. The information presented took you on a complete journey of Performance Analysis from designing key performance questions to the implementation of the findings which is not often discussed in an applied environment where capture and code are the most dominant requirements.

    Sian Allen

    Course Tutor: Dr Sian Allen, Senior Research Scientist in the innovation team at Lululemon Athletica, Former Performance Intelligence Manager with New Zealand Institute of Sport, PhD in Statistical Modelling AUT.

    "I’ve designed this course specifically to help performance analysts get the most from the opportunity in front of them of working with athletes and teams. There is a need to make sure you’re setting your systems, processes and performance questions up from the start of your work otherwise you’ll be playing catch up with your background work and scratching the surface of the difference you can make."

    CREATE IMPACT

    Learn to define quality performance questions

    Handle and analyse data

     Present and interpret data to create insight

    Individual and team performance

    Applied Performance Physiology - Starts 1st Nov 2021

    Course title Phys

    Pro Physiology

    ▶️ Online course
    🔟 Lessons
    ↗️ Focused on impact
    🏠 Community support

    IDEAL FOR: Professional Physiologists aiming to develop their practice and skills. The course will take your work to the next level by identifying the areas that need your attention when working with athletes and coaches and giving you a process to make impact.  If you're still in training and developing your resume of professional development, then this course will advance your skills ahead of your stage of development.

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    Evi Tsape

    Sports Physiologist and Windsurfing Coach

    The Applied Pro Physiology course improved my applied knowledge in Exercise Physiology, as well as how to apply knowledge in everyday practice. I really benefitted from a birds' eye view' and the whole picture of what supporting athletes means, the importance of understanding the context I am working in and being able to navigate relationships, how to start and keep the right conversations going, as well as how to build confidence regarding the recommendations I will be making along the way.

    Lucas

    Lucas Felton

    Physiologist and Track Coach, USA

    This course really helped me gain real-world examples of different situations with athletes and coaches. It has given me a better mindset for how to approach my work in coaching and supporting athletes. While doing the course, it has really helped to connect others' experiences and strategies of working in the  world of athletic performance support.

    Steve Ingham course

    Course Tutor: Dr Steve Ingham, Performance Scientist and Director of Supporting Champions, Former Director of Science and Head of Physiology at English Institute of Sport

    "Whether just starting out or experienced, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer volume of possibilities, infinite number of ideas and subtleties of advice you could be giving. I’ve designed this course to specifically help you navigate through the uncertainty and provide you with insights into the concepts that can help you make decisions, present to you what gold standard analysis and interpretation looks like and show you the edge that you can offer as a physiologist hoping to make impact for the athletes and coaches you’re working with."

    CREATE IMPACT

    Learn and practice performance modelling

    Analyse training to make insightful prescriptions

    Best practice for physiological testing and analyse responses

    Develop ‘first principles’ knowledge and philosophies to guide decision making

    Applied Performance Psychology - Starts 1st Nov 2021

    Course title psych

    Pro Psychology

    ▶️ Online course
    🔟 Lessons
    ↗️ Focused on impact
    🏠 Community support

    IDEAL FOR: Professional and 'in-training' psychologists aiming to develop effective practice for their clients. The course will allow you to lean on the experience of the tutors to develop simple frameworks to enable you to harness your skills. If you're still in training and developing your resume of professional development, then this course will advance your skills ahead of your stage of development.

    Lucy Ballinger

    BPS Chartered and HCPC Registered Sport & Exercise Psychologist

    I really enjoyed the course. Chris and Rebecca really brought the content to life. I now have much more confidence in what to focus on and how to work to support athletes. 

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    Course Tutor: Chris Marshall, Sport and Exercise Psychologist, formerly English Institute of Sport, ECB, FA, currently Team Anthony Joshua, Wasps, RFC, Notts CCC and Rebecca Levett, Sport and Exercise Psychologist with GB Hockey Women’s team formerly FA, Manchester City FC, Archery GB, Surrey CCC and ECB.

    "We’ve created this course to support the psychologist practitioner to understand and develop the skills required to truly apply their knowledge. There is a clear difference between what’s learned in the class, through supervision and what psychologists are challenged with when working with athletes, teams and coaches. We’ll share with you the key areas that will help you navigate through the noise while giving you practical examples, real-world dilemmas, challenging situations and frameworks to move your work, and your clients, forward."

    CREATE IMPACT

    Learn case formulation

    Craft your practice philosophy

    Support adolescents, coaches & teams’ mental health

    Prepare to support athletes in competition

    Supporting Champions

    We utilise the lessons learned from the last 25 years of working in high performance sports and businesses to support and champion you, your teams and systems.

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