Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Discuss how intensity, duration, and fitness level influence the type of fuel used by the muscles for energy.
- Explain the relationship of carbohydrate intake and endurance training to performance.
- 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.
- State the protein requirement for athletes and explain why it is different for athletes.
- List three reasons why amino acid supplements are not necessary to increase 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 which constitute quackery.
- List nutritional guidelines to ensure adequate nutritional 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.
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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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ContinuingEducation.com is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course. Suggested CDR Learning Codes: 2070, 2090, 2110, 3030, 4000, 4040, 4060, 5370
ContinuingEducation.com is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
This course is approved for continuing education clock hours by the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM).