NUT 504

Advanced Sports Nutrition
Holistic Medicine

Advanced Sports Nutrition offers strong research-oriented coverage of both nutrition and exercise physiology with practical, applied information useful to students who will counsel and provide dietary and training guidelines to athletes. It reviews evidence-based information to support the use of more than 25 different natural herbs, supplements, and nutrients to enhance physical performance and endurance and incorporates the latest publications on the on the acute and chronic effects of sports nutrition and supplementation strategies.


Prepares students to sit the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) exam leading to the Certified Sports Nutritionist (CSN) credential

Learning Outcomes

Examine the influence of nutrition on the anatomy and physiology of exercise
Evaluate how carbohydrate, fats, proteins vitamins and minerals function in exercise
Explain the importance of water and develop effective hydration plans
Discuss the mechanism of action, performance benefits, and health concerns, and the safe use of common sports supplements
Develop a diet plan for a particular person engaging in a specific sport
Recognize and evaluate sports food, drinks, supplements and ergogenic aids and discuss their appropriate use
Develop a plan for nutrition and exercise for special populations
Analyze scholarly publications on the acute and chronic effects of sports nutrition and supplementation strategies on body composition, physical performance and metabolism
Explain position stands of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Required Materials (Course Pack)

The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping within the United States—is $120. This includes:

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $100

Textbooks and Media*


Total Course Price: $1425 (3 credits x $475 per credit) + $120 Course Pack + $203.66 Textbooks = $1,748.66

Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.

* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.

Tuition Includes:

  • Expert faculty with real-world professional experience
  • All instruction and evaluation, including weekly interaction with your instructor through the online classroom, live teleconferences and/or chats, email, and the Instructor’s Virtual Office
  • Dynamic online lectures updated regularly to include the latest evidence-based research and industry updates
  • Bonus: Access to the ACHS Wellness Guide Online.

Optional Recommended Reading

Click here to view the recommended reading bundle. 

  • Clark, N. (2013). Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook (5th ed.). Champaign: Human Kinetics.
  • Kleiner, S. & Greenwood-Robinson, M. (2013). Power Eating (4th ed.). Champaign: Human Kinetics.