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.
3.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
37 students enrolled
Last updated 7/2013
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  • 38 mins on-demand video
  • 2.5 hours on-demand audio
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I 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?
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  • 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 is the target audience?
  • Coaches
  • Parents
  • Athletes
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Sports Dietitian
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Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
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
What is a Dietary Supplement?
1 Lecture 01:01
The definition of a supplement is explained.
Preview 01:01
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
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About the Instructor
Tavis Piattoly    MS, LDN, RD
4.1 Average rating
42 Reviews
2,064 Students
4 Courses
Food First to Improve Athletic Performance!

Sports Dietitian for the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Hornets, where he coordinates nutritional assessments, provides nutrition education, and develops individual meal plans. Co-owner of My Sports Dietitian.