This online continuing education course and exam focus on the
International Olympic Committee recommendations and timing guidelines
for carbohydrate and protein intake and how that intake is related to
endurance training and performance.
Course components are delivered online and include a continuing education exam.
Diet, Exercise, and Fitness Online CE Course focuses on the International Olympic Committee recommendations and timing guidelines for carbohydrate and protein intake and how that intake is related to endurance training and performance. It includes research on caffeine as a performance enhancer and precautions about antioxidant supplements, and it explains why athletes’ and non-athletes’ protein requirements are different. It also discusses how intensity, duration, and fitness level influence the type of fuel used by the muscles for energy.
Plan the following for an athlete: a pre-exercise meal, a training diet, a carbohydrate-loading diet, and intake during and after competition.
Discuss the benefits of fat utilization during exercise and the pros and cons of a fat-loading diet.
List three reasons why amino acid supplements are not necessary for increasing performance.
Choose an appropriate fluid replacement to prevent dehydration and maximize performance.
Discuss the problems associated with the common practice of making weight.
Explain the role of exercise in weight control, in regard to body composition, energy metabolism, and eating disorders.
Explain which ergogenic aids are beneficial and which are worthless.
Discuss some nutrition assessment techniques that constitute quackery.
List nutrition guidelines to ensure adequate nutrition intake for exercising pregnant women.
Design a training diet that meets the calorie, carbohydrate, protein, and fat requirements of an athlete based on age, sex, weight, height, training goals, and sport.
Chapter 1. Nutrients and Exercise Chapter 2. Energy Systems for Exercise Chapter 3. Carbohydrates and Performance Chapter 4. Fueling Before, During, and After Exercise Chapter 5. Fat and Exercise Performance Chapter 6. Protein and Exercise Performance Chapter 7. Vitamins and Minerals Chapter 8. Hydration Chapter 9. Body Composition and Weight Control Chapter 10. Harmful Weight Loss Techniques Chapter 11. Popular Sports Supplements Chapter 12. Nutritional Concerns of Active Women
A continuing education course for nutritionists, dietitians, personal
trainers, and other health and fitness professionals.
Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD, is recognized for her clinical,
academic, and publishing experience. A graduate of the California
Polytechnic State University (BS in dietetics, with honors), Loma Linda
University (MPH in nutrition), and the University of California at Davis
(MA in exercise physiology), she has taught nutrition courses at
numerous universities in Southern California and published scores of
articles in popular and professional journals. Her book Eating for
Endurance (Bull Publishing) has won wide acclaim, and she is sought
for media interviews and speaking engagements before lay and
A nutrition consultant for the Sport Clinic in Riverside, California,
Coleman is a certified specialist in sports dietetics. She has competed
in running and cycling events and finished the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon
twice. A member of the American College of Sports Medicine, she is past
chair of the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Practice Group of the
American Dietetic Association (SCAN) and received the 1994 SCAN
“I will inform my clients of the dos and don’ts of proper exercising,
dieting, and nutrition that I learned from this online course. I've
gained a better understanding of fitness, diet, nutrition, exercise
training, and recovery.”
E. Dietrich—Miami, FL
“This course has increased my knowledge of how to supplement my
clients’ caloric needs and how beneficial proper nutrition really is.”