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    Sports Nutrition and Performance

    The exciting field of sports nutrition combines the sciences of nutrition and exercise physiology. Our Sports Nutrition course takes a personalized approach that guides you through the elements of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and fluids using case studies and practical applications for working with athletes. You’ll be introduced to the functions of these nutrients, proper dietary intakes, and how they affect your body. Proper nutrition is vital to the overall athletic performance and experience. To get a job in the sports nutrition field, you need to understand current guidelines, emerging research, and be able to apply knowledge to athletes of all ages. This course will meet those needs by using the most up to date information and tools.

    Program Name

    Sports Nutrition and Performance

    Program Code

    HF-SPNP-01

    Website Short Description

    The exciting field of sports nutrition combines the sciences of nutrition and exercise physiology. Our Sports Nutrition course takes a personalized approach that guides you through the elements of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, minerals, vitamins, and fluids using case studies and practical applications for working with athletes. You’ll be introduced to the functions of these nutrients, proper dietary intakes, and how they affect your body. Proper nutrition is vital to the overall athletic performance and experience. To get a job in the sports nutrition field, you need to understand current guidelines, emerging research, and be able to apply knowledge to athletes of all ages. This course will meet those needs by using the most up to date information and tools.

    Duration

    6 months

    Hours

    200

    Language

    English

    Prerequisites

    There are no specific prerequisites for this course.

    Outline

    Sports Nutrition Module 1
    Basic Nutrients
    • Why Study Sports Nutrition?
    • How Does the Body Produce Energy?
    • Dietary Reference Intakes
    • Enriched and Fortified Foods
    • Basic Nutrition Guidelines
    • How are Carbs Digested?
    • How are Fats Digested?
    • How are Proteins Digested?
    • What is Energy?
    • Cells and ATP
    • Three Energy Systems

    Sports Nutrition Module 2
    Carbohydrates and Fats
    • How are Carbohydrates Classified?
    • Functions of Carbohydrates
    • Sources of Dietary Carbohydrates
    • Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load
    • How are Lipids (Fats) Classified?
    • Which Foods Contain Fat?
    • Cholesterol
    • Fats Affect Daily Training and Competitive Performance
    • How Much Fat Should be Consumed?

    Sports Nutrition Module 3
    Proteins and Vitamins
    • Main Functions of Proteins
    • Nitrogen Balance
    • Daily Protein Consumption
    • Foods with Protein
    • Benefits of Protein Supplements
    • Why is Protein Essential for Daily Training?
    • Water-Soluble Vitamins
    • Fat-Soluble Vitamins
    • Antioxidant Properties
    • What are Phytochemicals?

    Sports Nutrition Module 4
    Minerals and Water
    • What are Major Minerals?
    • What are Trace Minerals?
    • Consequences of Poor Water Balance
    • How Much Fluid do Individuals Need?
    • Pre-exercise Hydration
    • Hydration During Exercise
    • Post-exercise Hydration

    Sports Nutrition Module 5
    Nutritional Ergogenics and Consultation
    • What is Ergogenic Aid?
    • What are Dietary Supplements?
    • What is Doping?
    • Commonly Encountered Doping Substances
    • Diet History
    • How are Food Records Analyzed?
    • Steps for Initial Consultation with Athletes
    • Walk-In and Short-Sessions

    Sports Nutrition Module 6
    Weight Management and Endurance
    • Prevalence and Significance of Overweight and Obesity
    • Methods for Weight Status
    • Body Composition
    • Energy Intake
    • Methods for Losing Weight
    • Ultra-Endurance Athletes
    • Differing Protein Needs
    • Are Fluids Critical to Endurance Performance?

    Sports Nutrition Module 7
    Strength/Power Athletes and Team Sport Athletes
    • Calorie Needs for Strength/Power Athletes
    • Are Carbs and Protein Needs Different for Strength/Power Athletes?
    • Are Minerals, Vitamins, Fluid Needs Different for Strength/Power Athletes?
    • Energy Systems Utilized During Team Sports
    • Are Carbs and Protein Needs Different for Team Sport Athletes?
    • Are Minerals, Vitamins, Fluid Needs Different for Team Sport Athletes?
    • Meal Planning/Event Logistics

    Sports Nutrition Module 8
    Special Population and Jobs in Sports Nutrition
    • Special Considerations for Diabetes
    • Special Considerations for Pregnancy
    • Special Considerations for Child and Teen Athletes
    • Special Considerations for College Athletes
    • Special Considerations for Masters Athletes
    • Special Considerations for Vegetarians
    • Registered Dietitian
    • Licensures
    • Potential Job Markets in Sports Nutrition

    Audience

    Professionals looking for careers as Registered Dietitians, DTRs, personal trainers, athletic trainers, allied health/medical and fitness professionals.

    Instructor Description

    This program is supported by an educational mentor. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.

    Required Materials

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements:

    Internet Connection
    • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless)
    Hardware Requirements
    • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
    • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

    Software Requirements
    • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher
    • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)

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