Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Nutrition – 6 CECs


CEC Credits

6 W.I.T.S. CECs

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6 W.I.T.S. CECs

Course Description: This course will help you not only improve your fitness, health and performance, but also help your clients become more successful in meeting their sport-related fitness goals. You will learn the foundational principles of nutrition while applying practical sport-related knowledge. Throughout this online, self-paced course you will evaluate current topics in Sport and Exercise Nutrition and investigate how to best implement sound nutrition-based science into your daily training practices. This course is approved for 6 WITS CECs and 0.6 IACET CEUs. You must complete all course discussions, assignments, quizzes, complete a final project, and pass the final exam to earn the CECs/CEUs.

Learning Outcomes

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate the importance of carbohydrate for athletic performance.
  • Calculate the amount of protein recommended for athletes daily.
  • Identify potential problems with taking in too much or too little protein.
  • Describe how fat is used to fuel exercise.
  • Identify basic information about vitamins including how they function.
  • Explain the differences between vitamins and minerals.
  • Describe the general guidelines for water and sodium intake before, during, and after exercise.
  • List factors that affect water and electrolyte balance in athletes.
  • Identify the goals of sport nutrition and how they build on general nutrition.
  • Explain why sport nutrition is considered both an art and a science.
  • Compare how sport nutrition fits into other sport-related professions.
  • Describe how proper diet can help athletes lose weight without interfering with training or recovery.
  • Describe how weight and body composition relate to performance.
  • Identify the criteria for anorexia nervosa and other eating disorders.

Textbook Information:

Dunford, Marie. (2010) Fundamentals of Sport and Exercise Nutrition
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Human Kinetics
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