Exercise and Sports Nutrition

COM HLT X 404.7
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.
Starting at $860.00
As few as 11 weeks
4.0 Credits

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.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Exercise and Sports Nutrition.

A basic course in human nutrition and exercise physiology.

Fall 2018 Schedule

These courses are fully online, and there are no in-person classroom meetings.

Instructor: Micheline Vargas
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NSCA has approved two CEUs for CSCS, NSCA-CPT, CSPS, or TSAC-F certificants who successfully complete this course.

Full elective credit in Fitness Instruction Certificate. 

Enrollment limited to 25 students. Enrollment deadline: September 28, 2018. No refund after September 28, 2018. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after September 28, 2018
Course Requirements
Book: Practical Applications In Sports Nutrition by Heather Hedrick Fink

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.

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