Athletes and Sports Supplements

Every coach, parent and athlete should be required to take this course before considering any supplement.
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  • Lectures 19
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 1/2013 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • No specific requirements needed to take this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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?

Who is the target audience?

  • Coaches
  • Parents
  • Athletes
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Sports Dietitian

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Section 1: Introduction to Course
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.
Section 2: What is a Dietary Supplement?
The definition of a supplement is explained.
Section 3: Supplement Safety: Does this Affect You?
An ever expanding supplement market, but is that a good thing? Let's explore!
Safety of supplements comes under question when it is not a regulated industry, buyer beware!
It is important to understand the overall issues surrounding the supplement industry.
An overview of supplement safety and what an athlete needs to know to guide them through this jungle of an industry.
Section 4: A MIndset: Athletes and Sport Supplements
Athletes need to take the opportunity to learn about supplementing their diets before they take that leap.
Athlete take supplements for a variety of reasons, Tavis explores what he hears and sees as the reason athletes take sports supplements.
Section 5: Athlete Concerns: Sports Supplementation
What is in a supplement? Where was it made? Lots of questions need to be asked before buying supplements.
Tavis explores specific products and guides the athlete on why they should stay away from them.
One major problem is how products are explained in their labeling. It is not as simple as it appears.
Section 6: Articles on Sports Supplements
1 page
Now a multi-billion dollar a year industry, but should athletes be consuming energy drinks? 
1 page
Creatine---the most talked about supplement in the past two decades but do we have all the answers yet?
1 page
Not all cards are on the table when you go to purchase supplement products...learn to ask the right questions.
Section 7: Audio (Podcast) on Sports Supplements

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

An in depth look at the hottest topic in sports supplements.
An exploration into Supplementation and their attraction to athletes.
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.
Section 8: Course Summary
An overview of what was covered in this course. 
Section 9: Course Exam
10 questions

Test your knowledge on this course and see how well you do!

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Instructor Biography

Tavis Piattoly MS, LDN, RD, 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.

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