Sports Nutrition and Performance

Sports Nutrition and Performance

The Online Professional Certificate in Sports Nutrition and Performance has been designed to meet the growing demand for Registered Dietitians, DTRs, personal trainers, athletic trainers, allied health/medical and fitness professionals...

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Sports Nutrition and Performance

Program Description:

The Online Professional Certificate in Sports Nutrition and Performance has been designed to meet the growing demand for Registered Dietitians, DTRs, personal trainers, athletic trainers, allied health/medical and fitness professionals, and the general public who want to learn about developing individualized sports nutrition programs for clients, patients, or for personal improvement. This Web-based Certificate program provides an in-depth examination of contemporary nutritional topics such as advanced sports nutrition, vitamin/protein supplementation, functional food implementation, antioxidants, and meal plan analysis for optimal performance.

Prerequisites

  • For adults (18 and over)
  • Students must have a GED or High School diploma to participate

Program Course List and Course Descriptions:

Nutrition and You: Functional Foods: 50 Hours

  • Heard about the health benefits of cocoa for cardiovascular health? What do garlic, tomato sauce, and tofu have in common? Which spices and herbs need to be consumed in your daily diet? In this course you will learn what functional foods to eat for increased performance in sports, training, and daily life.

Weight Management and Nutrition in the Lifecycle: 50 Hours

  • Applying the principles of good nutrition starts at Day 1, whether working with clients or designing the optimal personalized eating program. This course teaches students the principles behind helping a client in any stage of their life to set and achieve peak performance while working in conjunction with a registered dietitian in a team approach. Discover what specific nutrients need to be increased in your diet for peak performance and at different stages of your life. Learn how to personalize your own meal plan and those of your clients.

Introduction to Sports Nutrition and Performance: 50 Hours

  • Learn what to eat before, during, and after competition, design optimal meal plans for athletes, and be able to identify the best sport supplements such as protein powders/bars, creatine, and sport drinks. Learn to provide the best fuel for your body and how proper nutrition can provide optimal muscle development, recovery and sports performance.

Public Nutrition and Wellness Educations: 50 Hours

  • This course delves more deeply into nutrition, performance, and optimal wellness. Master the tools needed to provide educated answers on nutrition and overall well-being. Learn how to navigate through the media’s mixed messages on sports nutrition, supplementation, diets, and effectively interpret nutrition news, and understand critical information on the science behind vitamins/proteins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Program Materials:

Nutrition for Health, Fitness, & Sport

*Note: The standard shipping process usually requires 10-14 business days within the US. Weekends or holidays do not count. International/APO/ FPO/ PO Box address may experience delays. Please be aware that your materials will not be shipped until your start date.

This Certificate is designed for:

  • Allied health, medical, and fitness professionals, personal trainers, and Registered Dietitians seeking advanced nutrition education, re-certification, re-licensure, or career advancement.
  • Individuals from the public and consumers interested in seeking to stay current in nutritional program design, health, and performance

Continuing Education

The following National Organizations/Associations have approved each Sports Nutrition course for Continuing Education Credits/Units (CECs/CEUs):

  • National Posture Institute (NPI) / 5 CECs
  • American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) / 20 CECs
  • National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) / 2 CECs CSCS, NSCA-CPT
  • International Sports Science Association (ISSA) / 10 CECs
  • American Senior Fitness Association (SFA) / 2.0 CEUs
  • Health and Fitness Professionals Association (HFPA) / 30 CECs
  • National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) / 10 CEUs
  • National Federation of Professional Trainers (NFPT) / 1 CEC, equivalent to an entire 6 month CEC requirement.
  • National Strength Professional Association (NSPA) / 2 CEUs
  • Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR), the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) has approved the Certificate in Sports Nutrition program for 120 Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs)/ or 30 (CPEUs) per each individual course taken separately for both the Registered Dietitian (RDs) and Dietetic Technician-Registered (DTRs).

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