L'évaluation des connaissances en nutrition des entraineurs et des pratiques alimentaires recommandées à leurs athlètes

Authors: Couture, Steven
Advisor: Drapeau, VickyLamarche, Benoît
Abstract: The objectives of this study were to evaluate high school coaches’ knowledge in sports nutrition and the nutrition practices they recommend to their athletes. Forty-seven high school coaches in “leanness” and “non-leanness” sports from the greater region of Quebec completed a questionnaire on nutritional knowledge and practices. Participants obtained a total mean score of 68.4 % for the nutrition knowledge part of the questionnaire. No significant difference in nutrition knowledge was observed between coaches from “leanness” and “non-leanness” sports. Gender, number of year of experience, level of coaching did not influence nutrition knowledge in coaches whereas education level and specific coaching certification significantly and positively influence coaches’ nutrition knowledge. The most popular nutrition practices that coaches recommended to improve athlete performance were hydration and consumption of protein-rich foods. Overall, findings from this study indicate that coaches need sports nutrition education and specific training that will give them the knowledge to properly advise their athletes.
Document Type: Mémoire de maîtrise
Issue Date: 2013
Open Access Date: 19 April 2018
Permalink: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11794/24259
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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