Course Code: GES159
Discover the fundamentals of nutrition by learning about recommended nutrient intake.
Understand how different bodies need different nutrition amounts and how to properly designate a meal schedule.
Learn about fuel sources for muscle and exercise metabolism, energy, gastric emptying, digestion and absorption.
Understand carbohydrates, fats, proteins, water requirements, and fluid balance.
Cover suitable intake levels for vitamins and minerals.
Complete the course by learning about nutrition and training adaptations, body composition, weight management, eating disorders, and nutrition and immune functioning.
I. Unit 1 Introduction to Nutrients and Intakes
B. Nutrients and Recommended Intakes
II. Unit 2 Physiological Concepts for Nutrition
A. Fuel Sources for Muscle and Exercise Metabolism
C. Gastric Emptying, Digestion and Absorption
III. Unit 3 Macronutrients
D. Water Requirements and Fluid Balance
IV. Unit 4 Micronutrients and Supplementation
A. Vitamins and Minerals
V. Unit 5 Nutrition and Physiological Adaptations to Exercise
A. Nutrition and Training Adaptations
B. Body Composition
C. Weight Management
D. Eating Disorders in Athletes
E. Nutrition and Immune Function in Athletes
This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.
You must be 18 years or older to take the Sport Nutrition Specialist Exam. You can register for the Sport Nutrition Specialist Exam at any time with the NCSF. Once registered for the exam, you will be provided a unique eligibility code, which allows you to schedule an exam for a date, time, and location of your choice. You must meet at least one of the following requirements to be eligible to take the exam:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. You will receive access to the digital edition of the following textbook:
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Yes, this course prepares you for the NCSF-Sport Nutrition Specialist (SNS) exam.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
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