Nutrition for Endurance Athletes: Evidence Based Protocols


Course Description

The nutrition market for endurance athletes is a booming business. As part of advertising, manufacturers of supplements, bars, shakes, and drinks often present scientific claims regarding the efficacy of their product(s). In addition, the endurance athlete can be inundated with advice from fellow athletes, coaches, or sponsors regarding sports nutrition programs. In reality, the health care professional should be the primary authority on the best nutrition program for their athletes. Thus, the health care professional should understand how to critically evaluate medical literature and recommend evidence based, scientifically-sound advice regarding nutrition, hydration and supplementation before, during and after training.

The focus of this course is to help the health care professional gain a deeper understanding of the clinically relevant research found in the medical literature regarding hydration and nutrition for the endurance athlete. This course guides the professional through the process of first, critically appraising the evidence, and second, applying the evidence to patient care. A marathoner, ultra-marathoner or triathlete can perform at their best, prevent injury, dehydration and hyponatremia when utilizing a tried-and-true, scientifically-proven hydration and nutrition protocol.

This Seminar-on-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Contact Hours: 3
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience: ATC/LAT, Dietitian/Nutritionist, PT/PTA
Instructional Level: Advanced BOC Level of Difficulty: Essential