Practical Nutrition for Sports Medicine & Fitness Professionals Course

Practical Nutrition for Sports Medicine & Fitness Professionals Course

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    Practical Nutrition for Sports Medicine and Fitness Professionals concentrates on the use of regular dietary means of improving performance nutrition. Working in tandem with the e-book Practical Nutrition for Sports Medicine and Fitness Professionals, this course arms sports medicine and fitness professionals with the knowledge to help clients achieve their goals through proper nutrition.

    In this online course, developer Lisa Burgoon, a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sport dietetics, presents practical advice on sport nutrition for athletic trainers, physical therapists, and other fitness professionals who work with athletes, coaches, parents, and fitness clients. The course covers guidelines on intake of calories, carbohydrate, protein, fat, and hydration for active individuals. It also covers meal planning and the sport drinks, bars, gels, and supplements available in today’s market. The course concludes with recommendations for educating, screening, and referring clients, guided by an understanding of the practitioner’s scope of practice.  

    Course activities guide participants through practical applications of corresponding information included in the companion text. Embedded links and tools direct participants to online resources that will keep them abreast of changes in dietary regulations and help them educate their clients. Participants also will analyze the diets of several virtual clients and use research-based information to recommend changes in nutrition—including changes related to dietary supplements.

    Upon completion of Practical Nutrition for Sports Medicine and Fitness Professionals, participants will be able to navigate the USDA’s MyPlate recommendations, interpret food labels, answer questions regarding weight loss, and distinguish fact from fiction regarding sport nutrition claims. The course and accompanying e-book provide the ideal resource for any fitness professional looking to use nutrition as a tool to help clients perform better.

    Table of Contents

    Course Outline
    Part I: Nutrition Standards, Patterns, and Trends for Sport Performance
    Unit 1: Nutrition Standards and Guidelines

    • Dietary Reference Intakes

    • Dietary Guidelines


    Unit 2: Dietary Patterns for Macronutrients, Micronutrients, and Fluid Intake

    • Carbohydrate and Glycemic Response

    • Recommendations on Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat for Athletes

    • Recommendations on Hydration for Athletes

    • Diets: Benefits and Risks


    Part II: Practical Guidelines for Food and Fluid Choices
    Unit 3: Meal Planning

    • Helping Athletes Plan Diets

    • Nutrition Labeling


    Unit 4: Sport Beverages, Bars, and Gels

    • Recommendations on Sport Beverages, Bars, and Gels for Athletes


    Unit 5: Assessing Dietary Supplements

    • Regulations of Dietary Supplements

    • Assessing Dietary Supplements

    • Recommendations on Dietary Supplement for Athletes

    • “Name” Diets


    Part III: Professional Practice
    Unit 6: Educating and Referring Clients

    • Scope of Practice

    • Nutrition Education

    • Nutrition Screening and Referral



    Course Text Table of Contents
    Introduction

    Part I. Nutrition Standards, Patterns, and Trends for Sport Performance
    Chapter 1. Nutrition Standards and Guidelines
    Chapter 2. Dietary Patterns for Macronutrients, Micronutrients, and Fluid Intake

    Part II. Practical Guidelines for Food and Fluid Choices
    Chapter 3. Meal Planning
    Chapter 4. Sport Beverages, Bars, and Gels: How Do You Choose?
    Chapter 5. Dietary Supplements

    Part III. Professional Practice
    Chapter 6. Scope of Practice
    Chapter 7. Nutrition Screening, Assessment, and the Referral Process

    Appendix: Exchange Lists for Meal Planning

    Audience

    Continuing education resource for certified athletic trainers, fitness professionals, and physical therapists; online course for undergraduate kinesiology students.

    Practical Nutrition for Sports Medicine and Fitness Professionals concentrates on the use of regular dietary means of improving performance nutrition. Working in tandem with the e-book Practical Nutrition for Sports Medicine and Fitness Professionals, this course arms sports medicine and fitness professionals with the knowledge to help clients achieve their goals through proper nutrition.

    In this online course, developer Lisa Burgoon, a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist in sport dietetics, presents practical advice on sport nutrition for athletic trainers, physical therapists, and other fitness professionals who work with athletes, coaches, parents, and fitness clients. The course covers guidelines on intake of calories, carbohydrate, protein, fat, and hydration for active individuals. It also covers meal planning and the sport drinks, bars, gels, and supplements available in today’s market. The course concludes with recommendations for educating, screening, and referring clients, guided by an understanding of the practitioner’s scope of practice.  

    Course activities guide participants through practical applications of corresponding information included in the companion text. Embedded links and tools direct participants to online resources that will keep them abreast of changes in dietary regulations and help them educate their clients. Participants also will analyze the diets of several virtual clients and use research-based information to recommend changes in nutrition—including changes related to dietary supplements.

    Upon completion of Practical Nutrition for Sports Medicine and Fitness Professionals, participants will be able to navigate the USDA’s MyPlate recommendations, interpret food labels, answer questions regarding weight loss, and distinguish fact from fiction regarding sport nutrition claims. The course and accompanying e-book provide the ideal resource for any fitness professional looking to use nutrition as a tool to help clients perform better.

    Table of Contents

    Course Outline

    Part I: Nutrition Standards, Patterns, and Trends for Sport Performance

    Unit 1: Nutrition Standards and Guidelines

    • Dietary Reference Intakes

    • Dietary Guidelines

    Unit 2: Dietary Patterns for Macronutrients, Micronutrients, and Fluid Intake

    • Carbohydrate and Glycemic Response

    • Recommendations on Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat for Athletes

    • Recommendations on Hydration for Athletes

    • Diets: Benefits and Risks

    Part II: Practical Guidelines for Food and Fluid Choices

    Unit 3: Meal Planning

    • Helping Athletes Plan Diets

    • Nutrition Labeling

    Unit 4: Sport Beverages, Bars, and Gels

    • Recommendations on Sport Beverages, Bars, and Gels for Athletes

    Unit 5: Assessing Dietary Supplements

    • Regulations of Dietary Supplements

    • Assessing Dietary Supplements

    • Recommendations on Dietary Supplement for Athletes

    • “Name” Diets

    Part III: Professional Practice

    Unit 6: Educating and Referring Clients

    • Scope of Practice

    • Nutrition Education

    • Nutrition Screening and Referral

    Course Text Table of Contents

    Part I. Nutrition Standards, Patterns, and Trends for Sport Performance

    Chapter 1. Nutrition Standards and Guidelines

    Chapter 2. Dietary Patterns for Macronutrients, Micronutrients, and Fluid Intake

    Part II. Practical Guidelines for Food and Fluid Choices

    Chapter 3. Meal Planning

    Chapter 4. Sport Beverages, Bars, and Gels: How Do You Choose?

    Chapter 5. Dietary Supplements

    Part III. Professional Practice

    Chapter 6. Scope of Practice

    Chapter 7. Nutrition Screening, Assessment, and the Referral Process

    Audience

    Continuing education resource for certified athletic trainers, fitness professionals, and physical therapists; online course for undergraduate kinesiology students.

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