- Identify the major electrolytes of the body’s intra- and extracellular fluid
- Discuss heat loss and sweat loss as key regulatory factors in the body during exercise
- Explain hydration needs pre-, post-, and during exercise
- Discuss the importance of sodium and its role in sweat loss and hydration
- Explain how free radicals are produced
- Explain ROS production and its role in the body
- Understand the recommendations regarding antioxidant supplementation for the athlete
- Explain the motivating factors to use dietary supplements among athletes
- Understand the obstacles to quality of production and information regarding supplements
- Understand that there are risks and undesirable effects involved in some dietary supplements for athletes
- Discuss the unique challenges to achieving nutritional health for the active women
- Discuss caloric needs for the competitive female athlete
- Recognize the common eating disorders and the signs and symptoms of inadequate caloric consumption in the female athlete
- Understand the role that an inadequate diet plays regarding the menstrual cycle of the competitive female athlete
- Define the concepts of chronobiology and zeitgebers
- Discuss the undesirable physical effects of nighttime eating vs. daytime eating
- Explain how planning and information about basic nutrition can benefit the busy athlete
- Understand the challenges in achieving nutritional health and meeting caloric needs of the competitive athlete
BOC: 3.75 Continuing Education Units
NATA PDC Level of Difficulty: Advanced
Program Faculty: Course content includes chapters 7-12 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.
Sport Medics is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.