Course Curriculum

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    13. Vitamin D

    • Welcome Audio

    • Video

    • Slides

    • Quiz

Vitamin D is one of the harder vitamins to get as the main source is from the sun, which many people around the world are insufficiently exposed to. This module will investigate individual differences regarding vitamin D needs, the genes associated with it, natural sources of vitamin D, supplementation and why it is such an important micronutrient. We’ll then take a look at how vitamin D contributes to fitness and sports performance and what implications for health vitamin D has.

About the instructor

Former Olympian

Craig Pickering

One of only 8 people in the UK ever to be selected for both the summer and winter Olympic games, Craig Pickering is a British Olympic athlete in both the 100m/4x100m relay and in Bobsleigh. As an athlete, Craig is one of only 8 British athletes in history to have been successfully selected for both summer and winter games. With a career spanning every level of sporting success, Craig was forced to retire with a back injury in 2014. Craig is Head of Sports Science at DNAFit, helping inform and deliver the company’s work with everyone from professional sports teams to absolute beginners with an elite ambition. Craig holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Bath and is currently studying a professional doctorate in elite performance.