Athletes and Sports Supplements
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Athletes and Sports Supplements

Every coach, parent and athlete should be required to take this course before considering any supplement.
4.0 (3 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
50 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2013
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This course includes
  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 2.5 hours on-demand audio
  • 3 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • What is a Dietary Supplement?
  • How big is the Supplement Market?
  • How is the Supplement Market Regulated?
  • Why are Supplements popular with Athletes?
  • Should an Athlete have any Concerns when they take a Supplement?
  • What info on a Food Label should an Athlete be most Concerned about?
  • How can I tell if the Products I take are Safe?
  • No specific requirements needed to take this course.

Many studies and reports clearly show that supplements are very popular with athletes. In this course you will learn if the products you take or consider taking safe?  This should be a mandatory introduction course for any coach, athlete or parent to learn about supplementation for athletes.

Who this course is for:
  • Coaches
  • Parents
  • Athletes
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Sports Dietitian
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 03:07:32
+ Introduction to Course
1 lecture 00:33
A great overview of the importance of examining your the issue of supplementation for sports. Be educated about this decision, don't leave it to chance.
Preview 00:33
+ Supplement Safety: Does this Affect You?
4 lectures 15:24
An ever expanding supplement market, but is that a good thing? Let's explore!
Preview 03:17
Safety of supplements comes under question when it is not a regulated industry, buyer beware!
Preview 04:11
It is important to understand the overall issues surrounding the supplement industry.
Supplementation Regulation
An overview of supplement safety and what an athlete needs to know to guide them through this jungle of an industry.
Supplement Safety
+ A MIndset: Athletes and Sport Supplements
2 lectures 04:37
Athletes need to take the opportunity to learn about supplementing their diets before they take that leap.
Changing the Way Athletes Think About Supplements
Athlete take supplements for a variety of reasons, Tavis explores what he hears and sees as the reason athletes take sports supplements.
Preview 02:39
+ Athlete Concerns: Sports Supplementation
3 lectures 13:53
What is in a supplement? Where was it made? Lots of questions need to be asked before buying supplements.
Supplement Concerns
Tavis explores specific products and guides the athlete on why they should stay away from them.
Products of Concern
One major problem is how products are explained in their labeling. It is not as simple as it appears.
Confusion of a Label
+ Articles on Sports Supplements
3 lectures 00:00
Now a multi-billion dollar a year industry, but should athletes be consuming energy drinks? 
Energy Drinks: Do Athletes need them?
1 page
Creatine---the most talked about supplement in the past two decades but do we have all the answers yet?
Creatine: Is it for Athletes?
1 page
Not all cards are on the table when you go to purchase supplement products...learn to ask the right questions.
Top 3 Secrets the Salesperson at the Supplement store does not want you to know
1 page
+ Audio (Podcast) on Sports Supplements
4 lectures 02:26:19

Tavis Piattoly goes into more depth about the Energy drink industry and some of their current marketing tactics.

Dangers of Energy Drinks for Athletes
An in depth look at the hottest topic in sports supplements.
Pre-Workout Supplements: Good, Bad and Ugly
An exploration into Supplementation and their attraction to athletes.
Are any Supplements Ok for an Athlete?
Protein supplementation is the number 1 sports supplement. Learn if protein supplements are necessary for the athlete and if so how much and what kind.
Protein Supplementation for the Athlete?
+ Course Summary
1 lecture 02:45
An overview of what was covered in this course. 
Course Summary
+ Course Exam
0 lectures 00:00

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