This module offers exercise physiologists a comprehensive look at pre-competition fuelling strategies. We discuss the three goals of pre-event nutrition, the general guidelines for macronutrient and fluid intake, specific foods for competition, and the two categories of foods to avoid before competition. By the end of this module exercise physiologists will have a solid understanding of how to strategize pre-event nutrition to prepare athletes for optimal performance.
Nutrition Support During Events Nutrition during events plays a critical role in performance outcomes. This module explores how to help athletes fuel properly during training and competition, provides guidelines on macronutrient intake to enhance athletic performance, discusses the impact of environmental conditions on nutrition strategies, and outlines the importance of hydration during exercise. Exercise physiologists will gain the knowledge required to ensure their athletes are obtaining optimal fuel during events to limit fatigue, maintain energy, enhance performance, and decrease the risk of injury.
Nutrition for Recovery Recovery nutrition plays an essential role in aiding adaption to training and preparation for subsequent events. In this module, exercise physiologists will gain knowledge on the 3 stages of recovery, the 4 R's to recovery, and the 5 goals of recovery. The factors outlined in this module will aid exercise physiologists in gaining a true understanding of the recovery stage of the nutrition strategy.
Total Time: 142 –147 minutes CSEP PDCs: 4
This course is delivered through our partner, Performance Nutrition Academy, Ltd. After purchasing it, you will receive a separate email inviting you to create an account in their Online Learning platform and a link to access the course in which you enrolled.
Content of these courses was developed by the Registered Sport & Performance Dietitians of Performance Nutrition Academy, and has undergone review by a panel of CSEP topic experts to ensure scientific accuracy. This partnership was made possible with independent financial support* from the Canadian Sugar Institute Nutrition information Centre, a non-profit association managed by registered dietitians and nutrition researchers that aims to gather and share up-to-date research and evidence-based information about sugars, nutrition, and health.
* The Canadian Sugar Institute (CSI) did not have a role in the content or curricular development of these courses. The views expressed in these courses are those of the facilitators and not of CSI.