Course components are delivered online and include a continuing education exam.
Diet, Exercise, and Fitness Online CE Course
focuses on the International Olympic Committee recommendations and timing guidelines for carbohydrate and protein intake and how that intake is related to endurance training and performance. It includes research on caffeine as a performance enhancer and precautions about antioxidant supplements, and it explains why athletes’ and non-athletes’ protein requirements are different. It also discusses how intensity, duration, and fitness level influence the type of fuel used by the muscles for energy.
- Plan the following for an athlete: a pre-exercise meal, a training diet, a carbohydrate-loading diet, and intake during and after competition.
- Discuss the benefits of fat utilization during exercise and the pros and cons of a fat-loading diet.
- List three reasons why amino acid supplements are not necessary for increasing performance.
- Choose an appropriate fluid replacement to prevent dehydration and maximize performance.
- Discuss the problems associated with the common practice of making weight.
- Explain the role of exercise in weight control, in regard to body composition, energy metabolism, and eating disorders.
- Explain which ergogenic aids are beneficial and which are worthless.
- Discuss some nutrition assessment techniques that constitute quackery.
- List nutrition guidelines to ensure adequate nutrition intake for exercising pregnant women.
Design a training diet that meets the calorie, carbohydrate, protein, and fat requirements of an athlete based on age, sex, weight, height, training goals, and sport.
Table of Contents
Nutrients and Exercise
Energy Systems for Exercise
Carbohydrates and Performance
Fueling Before, During, and After Exercise
Fat and Exercise Performance
Protein and Exercise Performance
Vitamins and Minerals
Body Composition and Weight Control
Harmful Weight Loss Techniques
Popular Sports Supplements
Nutritional Concerns of Active Women
A continuing education course for nutritionists, dietitians, personal
trainers, and other health and fitness professionals.