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Nutrition for Endurance Athletes: Evidence Based Protocols

Format(s):   Home-study
Discipline(s):   Physical Therapy
Contact Hours:   3
Registration Fee:   $88

Course Goals:This course is intended to instruct the professional on proper nutrition for endurance athletes. Professional Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to: Identify the types, quality, level and grades of evidence based research. Calculate loss of hydration via sweat and urine (output) and calculate hydration needs (input) in the endurance athlete to prevent dehydration and hyponatremia. List the signs, symptoms and physiological effects of dehydration. Recognize the evidence based research for maintaining blood glucose levels before, during, and after exercise. Apply the evidence based research on fuel requirements (carbohydrates, fats and proteins) during periods of exercise. Calculate resting metabolic rate and energy requirements based on evidence based research. Identify the "moderate" carbohydrate-loading regimen based on evidence based research. Apply the evidence based recommendation for pre- and post-race nutrition. Criteria for Completion:A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.

The nutrition market for endurance athletes is a booming business. As part of advertising, manufacturers of supplements, bars, shakes, and drinks often present scientific claims regarding the efficacy of their product(s). In addition, the endurance athlete can be inundated with advice from fellow athletes, coaches, or sponsors regarding sports nutrition programs. In reality, the health care professional should be the primary authority on the best nutrition program for their athletes. Thus, the health care professional should understand how to critically evaluate medical literature and recommend evidence based, scientifically-sound advice regarding nutrition, hydration and supplementation before, during and after training. The focus of this course is to help the health care professional gain a deeper understanding of the clinically relevant research found in the medical literature regarding hydration and nutrition for the endurance athlete. This course guides the professional through the process of first, critically appraising the evidence, and second, applying the evidence to patient care. A marathoner, ultra-marathoner or triathlete can perform at their best, prevent injury, dehydration and hyponatremia when utilizing a tried-and-true, scientifically-proven hydration and nutrition protocol. This Seminar-on-Demand is 3 contact hours in length (check your state's approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).

Dates and Locations
Register Address:   Home-study
Dates:   01-01-2050 - 01-01-2050, 12:00AM 12:00AM