NCSA's Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition

Product Description

Course components are delivered as printed products:

  • NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition text

  • Study guide

  • Continuing education exam

Learning Objectives at the completion of this course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Understand terms and concepts associated with sport and exercise nutrition.

  • Identify nutritional requirements during various modes of exercise.

  • Understand the role of supplements and ergogenic aids.

  • Identify when food, fluids, and supplements should be consumed to optimize performance and indicate ideal quantities to consume.

  • Determine optimal times for ingestion of specific nutrients.

  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of disorders or diseases that may affect performance. 

  • Develop and implement an athlete’s nutrition plan.

NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition Print CE Course equips professionals with the key concepts of sport and exercise nutrition so they can assess a client’s nutrition status and—if it falls within their scope of practice—develop customized nutrition plans. 

Developed by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and subjected to an intensive peer-review process, NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition Print CE Courseoffers research from respected scientists and practitioners with expertise in nutrition, exercise, and sport performance. This authoritative course covers all aspects of food selection, digestion, metabolism, and hydration relevant to sport and exercise performance. 

Professionals will learn safe and effective ways to improve training and performance through natural nutrition-based ergogenic aids like supplementation and macronutrient intake manipulation. Course content includes science-backed guidelines for proper fluid intake to enhance performance and the most important criteria for effectively evaluating the quality of sport drinks. The up-to-date findings on nutrient timing based on the type, intensity, and duration of activity will help professionals recommend the correct nutrients at the ideal time to achieve optimal performance results. 

The book portion of the course presents research relating to sport and exercise nutrition, including a professional application section in each chapter that links the literature to its practical implementation. Sidebars emphasize important topics, and reproducible forms for a food log, a brief athlete nutrition assessment, and a goal-setting questionnaire can be copied and shared with clients. A running glossary keeps key terms readily available, and extensive references within the text offer starting points for continued study.

The companion study guide includes a course syllabus, course instructions, learning objectives, and a referenced answer key to help individuals focus on course content. It emphasizes key concepts of the corresponding text to prepare individuals for the exam composed of multiple-choice questions at the completion of the course. Upon passing the 100-question exam, individuals may print out and submit a certificate for continuing education credit. 

With NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition Print CE Course, professionals will learn how food and sport supplements, as well as their interactions with a client’s biological systems, can enhance exercise and sport performance for optimal training, recovery, and competition.

Contents:

Course Syllabus

Course Materials

Course Instructions

Learning Objectives

Learning With the NSCA’s Guide to Sport and Exercise Nutrition Book

Chapter 1: Foods and Fluids for Training and Sport Performance

Chapter 2: Carbohydrate

Chapter 3: Protein

Chapter 4: Fat

Chapter 5: Fluids

Chapter 6: Vitamins and Minerals

Chapter 7: Strength and Power Supplements

Chapter 8: Aerobic Endurance Supplements

Chapter 9: Nutrient Timing

Chapter 10: Energy Expenditure and Body Composition

Chapter 11: Nutritional Needs Analysis

Chapter 12: Consultation and Development of Athlete Plans

Learning Activities Answer Key

Exam and Evaluation

Exam Answer Sheet

Exam

Course Evaluation

Certificate Information

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