DSW Course on
Nutrition & Weight Management
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DESERT SOUTHWEST FITNESS (DSW) Founded in 1980, Desert Southwest Fitness, Inc is dedicated to the
publication and distribution of the highest quality professional development materials for the health, fitness,
wellness and clinical professional. We specialize in self-directed distance learning and offer the largest selection
of home study courses. Our courses are taught by outstanding industry leaders and use a variety of multimedia
formats. The company has been an innovator and leader in the field of continuing education for over 25 years.
At DSWFitness, we believe that learning is a lifelong process, and the design of our courses make learning, not
just studying, the goal for the participant. Our courses allow you to upgrade specific skills that are necessary for job enhancement and give you the tools to produce positive lifestyle change in your clients by linking course offerings to applicable job-related skills, not necessarily degrees or certificates. The strength of DSWFitness is founded on quality education, student feedback, and personalized customer service.
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1. Yoga-Pilates Blend
Sculpt, strengthen and stretch the lower body with this exciting mixture of standing
and mat Pilates and yoga exercise sequences. The focus is on spinal alignment,
anatomical placement, kinetic chain positioning and instructional cueing using four
base movements. This amazing blend will impress your clients with something new
and give you fresh training ideas for your mind-body teaching toolbox. Identify
Pilates principles. CE course from IDEA Health & Fitness Association and DSWFitness.
Design and implement a variety of exercises in a standing pose for Pilates.
Design and implement a variety of exercises in a standing pose for Yoga.
Design and implement a variety of exercises for Pilates matwork.
Design and implement a variety of exercises for Yoga matwork.
Cue instructional techniques for the exercises selected.
Integrate Pilates and Yoga into one complete class.
Exam, Study guide DVD
2. New Ideas for Today's Yoga Classes
In this contemporary course, Linda Christy expands on the benefits of yoga, the use of
yoga to promote flexibility and strength, pose/counter-pose, yoga for seniors and
during pregnancy, yoga using props, office yoga, faith-infused yoga, yoga that teaches
life lessons and the use of meditation and affirmations. Complete theory and
technique for each area is presented.
Site three examples of yoga’s mind-body fitness benefits.
Identify the primary benefits for 24 yoga postures.
Explain the theory of the pose/counter-pose technique.
Identify benefits and contraindications of the pose/counter-pose technique.
Identify and explain three ‘life lessons’ that we learn from practicing yoga.
Identify the standard contraindications of yoga for pregnancy.
TECHNIQUE - competently teach the following types of yoga classes:
Yoga for Seniors (25 postures plus the Mudra exercise and guided relaxation)
Yoga using props (25 postures)
Office Yoga (28 exercises)
Meditation (9 techniques)
Yoga for pregnancy (over 15 postures and how to modify them for safety)
Exam 261-pg manual with over 300 photos and 8 worksheets
3. Winning Sports Nutrition
Give your athletes the nutritional tools to enhance training and reach peak performance.
Learn how to calculate the calories your athlete needs before, during and after exercise; as
well as the best nutritional sources of energy and the role of fiber, phytochemicals,
caffeine, sports beverages and nutritional ergogenic aids in your athlete’s training and
performance. Teach your athletes how to use the Sports Food Swap eating plan, how to eat
healthfully on the road and what nutrients can help them recover from injury and prevent
illness. Included are over 80 reproducible handouts and worksheets to use with your
Identify the nutrients that supply fuel for training and calories per gram of CHO, protein and fat.
Explain healthy and competitive body weight composition for top sports performance.
Outline the nutrients that affect muscle size and discuss the role of protein.
Outline appropriate fluid replacement strategies.
Determine factors used to set healthy body weight and body composition goals.
Understand the claims on ergogenic aids and evaluate the safety and effectiveness of
ergogenic aids before using.
Plan and schedule healthy meals and snacks for athletes with high energy needs.
Explain the role nutrition plays in supporting a healthy immune system.
Discuss the timing of nutrient intake for top athletic performance.
CD of 80 reproducible handouts
4. Vegetarian Sports Nutrition-Serious nutrition information for serious vegetarian athletes
Vegetarian meal plans have been used successfully in all sports from bodybuilding to
endurance activities. Gain the knowledge and tools necessary to assist active vegetarians and
semivegetarians of all ages and abilities to achieve optimal nutrition for peak performance
and health. Help your clients determine energy, protein, vitamin and mineral needs while
monitoring carbohydrate and fat intake through smart food choices.
Optimize the training, performance, and health of your vegetarian athletes through better food choices.
Determine daily calorie, carbohydrate, protein, and fat needs for vegetarians and athletes.
Determine nutrient needs surrounding exercise.
Identify nutrients that may be low in vegetarian and vegan diets.
Assess the need for dietary supplements.
Understand the nutrients that can impact bone health, anemia, muscle cramps, and inflammation.
Provide practical tips for balanced meal planning on a vegetarian diet.
262-page textbook Vegetarian Sports Nutrition by D. Enette Larson-
Meyer, PhD, RD, FACSM
5. Reshaping Your Body, Rethinking Your Mind, 7th ed.
An innovative guide to enhancing body image and improving self-esteem.
By Lauve Metcalfe, MS, CWC, FAWHP
A comprehensive and thoughtful course that explores the issues and complexities of personal body image and
self-esteem for women. Ms. Metcalfe guides you through more than 30 action-oriented activities that will help
your clients make positive physical and mental health changes. This course addresses our society’s
dysfunctional health behavior and takes a look at the cultural norms that create the mixed messages about
what you should look like and how you should feel about yourself.
Identify factors that affect personal body image and self-esteem
Assess current attitudes toward your body
Explain the relationship between body image and self-esteem
List strategies for self-acceptance in regard to body size, shape, and image
Practice positive self-talk
Recognize myths and misconceptions regarding diet, exercise, and body image
Assess contributing factors for physical activity, exercise preferences, and exercise motivation
Identify strategies for building self-reliance, creating humor in your life, using positive affirmation, rewarding
yourself in healthy ways, and accepting praise
Develop coping skills to deal with setbacks
Explain basic nutritional concepts including the food pyramid, fat grams, and dietary guidelines for
Identify small change behavior strategies for healthy eating
List tips for making healthy food choices including food preparation, food shopping, and dining out
Identify ways to incorporate physical activity into daily activities
Exam is not available online. Student will submit exam
(shipped with study materials) to DSWFitness for grading.
Topic: Nutrition & Wt. Management
6. Basic Training for Running, 2nd ed. Essential tools for developing successful running programs
for beginning to elite runners.
Whether you train competitive runs or “fun runs,” the proven techniques outlined in this course will
propel your clients to a successful running experience. Learn how to design programs for the novice,
intermediate, competitive and elite runners that consistently and significantly improve performance.
Written by two experienced runners and coaches, in an easy-to- relate style, you’ll discover how to set
up a running-specific training program and improve your client’s running efficiency, even if you’ve
never designed a running program before.
Identify physiological and psychological benefits of running
Address safety issues for runners
Identify four levels of runners
Describe six paces of running
Explain three types of distance running workouts
Explain four principles of successful training
List the five phase of training and design a sample workout for each phase
68-page workbook with client handouts