When it comes to studying sports nutrition – and more specifically, delving into a strategic diet plan for athletes – information can be widespread and often overwhelming! At times, it can seem as though athletes are bombarded by self-proclaimed “nutrition experts”. To make matters worse, manufacturers of supplements, bars, shakes, and drinks often tout their product(s) as the latest and greatest scientific breakthrough. Due to these wide-ranging opinions, it can be difficult for the athlete to ascertain which diet plan is most beneficial for overall health and exercise performance.
To clear the confusion, the healthcare professional should be able to understand how to critically evaluate medical literature and recommend evidence based, scientifically-sound advice to athletes regarding nutrition and supplementation before, during and after training. Body composition is one of the most important aspects of fitness as the amount of body fat and muscle mass significantly impacts performance and training success, influencing the athletes’ speed, endurance, intensity and power. Thus, the focus of this course is to help the healthcare professional gain a deeper understanding of the clinically relevant research related to sports nutrition and its impact on athletic body composition. This course guides the professional through the process of critically appraising evidence to advocate the best diet plan for athletes, which consists of a healthy ratio of macronutrients that promote muscle growth and recovery, nutrition periodization to peak performance levels, and supplementation to improve overall health.
This Seminar-on-Demand is 2 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
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Video Course Format: Video
|Instructional Level: Intermediate||BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced|
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- Evaluating Evidence Based Research in Sports Nutrition
- Body Composition Assessments
- Skinfold Thickness Calculations
- Bioelectrical Impedance
- Hydrostatic Weighing
- DXA or DEXA Scan
- Common Body Fat Percentages in Student Athletes
- Research Rankings by Quality
- Research Rankings by Level
- Evaluating Research on Maconutrient Consumption
- Nutrition Plan for Athletes Based on Scientific Literature
- Daily Carbohydrate Requirements Based on Evidence Based Medicine
- Periodized Nutrition
- Glycemic Control & Fuel Requirements During Exercise
- Essential Fatty Acids
- Body Fat Stores
- Daily Fat Requirements Based on Evidence Based Medicine
- Daily Protein Requirements Based on Evidence Based Medicine
- Calculating Daily Caloric Needs
- Glycogen Supercompensation
- Dangers of Sugar
- Digestive Health in Athletes
- Dangerous Supplement Ingredients
- Nutrition Labels
- Overview of Healthy Eating Program
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course guides the professional through the process of critically appraising evidence to advocate the best diet plan for athletes, which consists of a healthy ratio of macronutrients that promote muscle growth and recovery, nutrition periodization to peak performance levels, and supplementation to improve overall health.
At the conclusion of this course, the healthcare profession will advocate an evidence based sports nutrition program which consists of a healthy ratio of carbohydrates, fats and proteins to promote muscle growth and recovery and achieve optimal body composition.
- Identify the "gold standard" in determining body composition.
- Identify the quality, level, and grades of evidence-based research.
- List the 3 nutrition periodization cycles.
- Identify the nutrition periodization cycle that incorporates glycogen super-compensation.
- Recognize the benefits of athletes taking probiotics.
- Identify dangerous nutrition supplement ingredients.
Criteria for Completion:
A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Contact Hours: 2
Target Audience: Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Certified Athletic Trainers, Nurses, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Registered Dietitians
Instructional Level: Intermediate
BOC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
CDR CPE Level 2/ 740 Web-based
Learning Need Codes: 2020, 2090
Performance Indicators: 6.2.5, 8.3.6, 8.3.7, 12.3.1
Course Type: Seminar-On-Demand
The course materials for this Seminar-On-Demand are available instantly in our online format.
- Financial – Jami Cooley is employed by HomeCEUConnection.com and receives a salary. She receives royalty payments from HomeCEUConnection.com for the presentation of this course.
- Nonfinancial – No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee.
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service.