The sports nutrition specialist is equipped with the knowledge of evidence-based nutrition principles that include Dietary Guidelines for Americans, Dietary Reference Intakes, USDA Nutrition Guidelines, FDA Nutrition Guidelines, CDC Nutritional Guidelines, MyPlate, National Fruit & Vegetable Consumption Coalition, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics general nutrition guidelines and position papers. The sports nutrition specialist is trained to identify nutrition-related acute and chronic illness as well as disordered eating practices that can then be referred to a nutrition professional. Knowledge of macronutrients and their relationship with exercise and performance are provided. Ergogenic aids, supplements, and fad diets are reviewed for efficacy. The sports nutrition specialist certificate, in conjunction with an accredited personal training credential provides the nutrition knowledge for the trainer to provide general evidence-based nutrition principles to a healthy population as it applies to exercise and performance.
The Sports Nutrition Specialist certificate will provide a sports nutrition skill set that can be utilized in the Personal Training and Health Coaching workforce.
The Sports Nutrition Specialist does not have any licensure or credentialing requirements.
|DIT 1525||Human Nutrition||3|
|DIT 1825||Nutrition for Exercise & Sport Science||3|