- Understand the principles of direct and indirect calorimetry
- Define total, activity-induced, and diet-induced expenditure (TEE, AEE, and DEE)
- Define basic metabolic rate and its relevance in the study of sports nutrition
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of the different dietary survey methods
- Explain the use of biomarkers as a measurement of dietary intake
- Describe the glycemic index classification of carbohydrates
- Explain glycogen storage in the body
- Describe carbohydrate metabolism during exercise, and the effects of ingestion of carbohydrates during exercise
- Describe glycogen syntheses post-exercise
- Explain carbohydrate intake recommendations for the athlete
- Discuss fat storage in the body
- Discuss fat oxidation during exercise
- Describe the effects on fat oxidation in endurance trained athletes
- Explain the recommendations on fat intake during exercise
- Explain the difference in fat oxidation rates between individuals and between the genders
- Discuss the many functions of proteins in the body
- Understand the role of amino acids
- Discuss protein breakdown, protein synthesis and amino acid oxidation in relation to resistance and endurance exercise
- Discuss the anabolic effect on muscle post-exercise
- Explain protein requirements for the athlete
- Discuss micronutrient needs of the active individual
- Explain why females more typically have lower micronutrient intakes than males
- Discuss the appropriate supplementation of micronutrients for the athlete
- Explain the effects of poor micronutrient intake on exercise
BOC: 4.0 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 1-6 of the text Nutrition and Sport, edited by Don MacLaren, BSC MSc Phd CertEd, and Neil Spurway, MA PhD. Assessment created by Rachel Livingstone MA, AT, and Susan Callagy MA, AT, PTA, CSCS.
The passing score for this course is 80%. The course is self-paced, home study format. All materials are available ONLINE immediately after purchase and is available for 6 months.
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This course is intended for Certified Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Strength & Conditioning Specialists, etc.
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