Exercise and Sports Nutrition
Designed for fitness and sports enthusiasts, this course provides an in-depth understanding of the relation between dietary needs and optimal exercise performance and training.
What you can learn.
- Identify nutritional needs of various groups of exercisers
- Understand and incorporate sport-specific nutrition guidelines in counseling methods
- Encourage healthy eating behaviors referenced by science-specific nutrition recommendations
About this course:In this course, students gain an in-depth understanding of the roles of carbohydrate, protein, and fat in the diets of very active people and learn what foods, fluids, and supplements support optimal training, performance, and recovery. Students also learn how to calculate energy needs, evaluate body composition, and tackle difficult weight and eating disorder issues. A review of the nutritional needs of athletes in endurance, strength, weight-class, and aesthetic sports also is included. Don't miss this chance to develop new professional relationships, receive feedback from an expert instructor, and demonstrate your knowledge. Dietitians, fitness instructors, athletic trainers, strength specialists, coaches, and sports enthusiasts can benefit from the unique opportunity to interact and share knowledge.
Spring 2020 Schedule
These courses meet regularly and are fully online. Click “See Details” below for more information.
No meeting May 25, 2020. Make up meeting: May 29, 2020.
Full elective credit in Fitness Instruction Certificate.
Visitors not permitted. Enrollment deadline: April 6, 2020. Internet access required.