Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition

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Course Hours: 
180 Hours
Price: 
$1,000.00
Course Type: 
Mentor Supported
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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.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Recall the importance of basic nutrients, the effects on our bodies, and energy systems
  • Identify the functions of carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and fluids to overall body composition
  • Recognize the fundamentals of nutritional ergogenics, weight management, and endurance
  • Differentiate between strength/power athletes, team sports athletes, and types of consultations
  • Recall how to work with special populations and potential jobs in sports nutrition

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
     

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The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Career has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Career has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Career is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player