This course is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully pass the NCSF Sport Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Exam and work safely and effectively as a Sport Nutrition Specialist.
What you will learn
- Know nutrients and recommended intakes
- Master fuel sources for muscle and exercise metabolism
- Learn about gastric emptying, digestion, and absorption
- Understand how to manage body composition and weight
- Know how to identify eating disorders in athletes
- Learn about nutrition and immune functions in athletes
- Understand nutrition needs and training adaptations
- Learn how to calculate nutrient requirements and manage nutrient-timing to accelerate adaptations to training
How you will benefit
- Prepare to sit for the NCSF-SNS Exam and to earn the Sport Nutrition Specialist certificate
- Prepare yourself for a job as a personal trainer, strength coach, or allied health professional
- Better your understanding of nutrition and health so as to become a healthier individual and more knowledgeable industry professional
- This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
- PC: Windows 8 or newer.
- Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
- Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
- Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
- Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
- Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment. You will receive access to the digital edition of the following textbook:
In the Sport Nutrition Specialist course, you will be exposed to a variety of content related to nutrition and its relationship with human performance. The course will prepare you for successful completion of the NCSF-Sport Nutrition Specialist (SNS) Exam and will support an existing fitness related professional credential or allied health professional license.
You will learn about energy-yielding nutrients such as carbohydrates, fat, and protein, as well as the importance of vitamins and minerals and nutrient timing. The physiological adaptations to exercise and how that relates to nutrition will also be covered. You can expect to develop a deeper understanding of how to optimize performance in athletes and the athletic population through proper nutritional strategies.
This course includes a voucher that covers the fee of the exam.
- Unit 1 Introduction to Nutrients and Intakes
- Nutrients and Recommended Intakes
- Unit 2 Physiological Concepts for Nutrition
- Fuel Sources for Muscle and Exercise Metabolism
- Gastric Emptying, Digestion and Absorption
- Unit 3 Macronutrients
- Water Requirements and Fluid Balance
- Unit 4 Micronutrients and Supplementation
- Vitamins and Minerals
- Unit 5 Nutrition and Physiological Adaptations to Exercise
- Nutrition and Training Adaptations
- Body Composition
- Weight Management
- Eating Disorders in Athletes
- Nutrition and Immune Function in Athletes
This is not an instructor facilitated course; however, support will be provided through email, online forms, and phone.