Sports Nutrition Crash Course: Get Started with the Basics

Increase your nutritional knowledge on a basic level.
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (1,202 ratings)
22,630 students
Sports Nutrition Crash Course: Get Started with the Basics
Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (1,202 ratings)
22,630 students
Describe macronutrients, their functions and recommendations.
Identify classes of micronutrients.
Understand basic supplements and recommendations.
Understand nutritional recommendations for optimizing health.


  • No prerequisite knowledge or experience is necessary.
  • No specific software, additional materials, and/or appropriate mindsets is required.


This course touches on some of the most common topics when it comes to sports nutrition.  No experience is needed as I start off explaining about macronutrients - fats, carbs and protein.

Created for beginners, here is a glimpse of what we'll be covering in this course:

  • Explanation of macronutrients

  • Explanation of micronutrients

  • Benefits and types of supplementation

Knowing about nutrition is great knowledge to have if you are looking to optimize your exercise potential, experience body changing results or just be a healthier you. I've helped many people improve their lifestyles with the knowledge that I teach you in this course. Become more aware of your nutrition and enroll today!

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for people wishing to gain a basic understanding of nutrition.
  • Anyone who wishes to become more educated about fueling themselves to boost energy levels will benefit.

Course content

6 sections • 15 lectures • 42m total length
  • The Concept of Sports Nutrition


Jen Puzio, Certified Personal Trainer
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
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Hi my name is Jen and I am a NASM Certified Personal Trainer with a Golf Fitness Specialist certification. I am passionate about inspiring and educating others about health and fitness. I share my knowledge about healthy living through online training courses and programs.

B.S. from East Stroudsburg University in Sports Medicine and Athletic Training. I have experience working with athletes of all ages caring for and preventing injuries.

B.S. from Frostburg State University in Health and Physical Education Teaching and have teaching and coaching experience at levels K-12.

M.S. degree from Towson University in Applied Informational Technology and currently supervise IT teams.

I was a NCAA Division II collegiate soccer player, triathlete and runner for many years. Now, I spend my free time playing golf, lifting weights and spending time with family and friends.