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 (CISSN) credential – http://www.sportsnutritionsociety.org/CISSN.html
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
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Last updated 7/14/19
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Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.