Complete the exam for continuing education credit after reading the associated PDF article. After purchase, you will receive an e-mail with instructions to take the exam. Upon successful completion, you can retrieve your certificate from the My Courses/Transcripts area of the Education Center.
The continuing education exam is delivered online and tests your knowledge after reading the article Protein Fueling for Muscle Growth and Performance, available as a downloadable PDF. Upon successful completion of this exam, you will be able to retrieve your certificate of completion from the My Courses/Transcripts area of the Education Center and submit it to your certifying organization. Instructions for retrieving this certificate, as well as information on taking the exam, will be e-mailed to you when your order is complete.
Learn how protein intake influences muscle growth during resistance and endurance training. Protein Fueling for Muscle Growth and Performance Online CE Course gives you practical information to guide your clients in appropriate pre-, during-, and postexercise fueling for optimal performance.
Explain how protein intake in relation to resistance exercise influences muscle growth.
Explain how protein intake in relation to endurance exercise influences muscle growth and repair.
Understand how carbohydrate may enhance muscle growth when consumed in conjunction with protein in relation to resistance exercise.
Describe optimal nutrient composition of pre- or postexercise snacks to enhance muscle growth.
Recommend to your clients appropriate pre- and postexercise snacks for resistance and endurance training.
A continuing education course for personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and other health and fitness professionals.
Jackie Maurer Abbot, PhD, RD, completed a bachelor's degree in food science and human nutrition from the University of Maine and a master’s degree in nutritional sciences from the University of Arizona. While living in Tucson, Jackie took over project coordination of the Combined Events Athlete Development project working with elite U.S. track and field athletes. Jackie returned to school and received her doctoral degree in nutritional sciences with a minor in physiology in May 2005. Throughout her career Jackie has worked on research studies looking at the effects of exercise and hormone replacement therapy on bone mineral density in postmenopausal women (the BEST Study) and provided nutrition education to participants in a weight-loss study, Healthy Weight 4 Life (HW4L). In addition to her work with the combined events athletes, Jackie has worked with the College of Agriculture department of nutritional sciences cooperative extension on outreach nutrition education. She has also provided volunteer nutrition consulting for athletes at the University of Arizona and community presentations on sport nutrition to local running groups like Team in Training. Jackie has reviewed and contributed to several sport nutrition publications and research articles. She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and the Sports, Cardiovascular Nutritionists and Weight Management Dietetic Practice Groups of the American Dietetic Association. Jackie was an avid runner and a competitive distance runner from junior high school through college. She continues to enjoy running today and added hiking to her hobbies after living in Arizona.