Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 6th Edition Self-Study Course

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Course Expires February 19, 2023
Credits: 12
Accreditations: CDR
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Real-world advice from an internationally respected and trusted sports nutritionist.

This continuing professional education self-study course is based on Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 6th edition. The book provides real-world advice from an internationally respected and trusted sports nutritionist. It outlines the latest research and information on what to eat before, during, and after exercise; sport drinks and energy foods; popular trends like keto and gluten-free diets; when and how much carbohydrate to eat; meal patterns that fit an athlete’s training schedule; sustainability; and digestive issues. The book provides practical tips regarding vegan, diabetic, gluten-free, low-FODMAP, and bariatric diets as well as information on nutrition care for athletes with anorexia and binge-eating disorders.

This course is appropriate for professionals who are new to the area of sports nutrition as well as those who need a refresher that includes well-researched, practical information and tips to use with their clients. The course uses a case-study based format to assess the reader’s knowledge and understanding of the content and their ability to apply it to clinical practice.

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

Already have the book? Under “Product Options”, simply choose “Additional Certificate” to purchase the CPE self-study program.

After completing this continuing professional education course, the learner should be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding of the role protein, carbohydrate, fat, and fluid play in fueling athletes.
    2. Translate a healthy eating pattern into a tool for maximizing athletic performance before, during, and after exercise.
    3. Evaluate a variety of supplements and ergogenic agents for their safety and effectiveness as performance enhancers.
    4. Apply principles of good nutrition to weight management for athletes.
    5. Distinguish between types of disordered eating and food obsessions that can impact athletes.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number: 153914   Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: 1

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 2070 Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water
  • 2090 Micronutrients: vitamins, minerals
  • 4060 Exercise, fitness, and sports nutrition
  • 5370 Weight management, obesity

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 8.1.3 Integrates knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients for absorption, digestion and metabolism throughout the life span in practice
  • 8.2.4 Imparts knowledge of the importance of physical activity and applies behavior change principles to promote physical activity and decrease inactivity.
  • 8.3.7 Integrates new knowledge and skills into practice
  • 10.4.4 Makes recommendations for the appropriate use of vitamin and mineral supplementation in the management of health and disease

Note: Numerous other CDR Learning Need Codes and Performance Indicators may apply.

This self-study course includes required reading, a downloadable course document and an online exam with multiple choice, case study based questions. This course exam includes 60 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 6th edition written by Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD, and Published by Sports Nutrition Services, LLC.

The text/book associated with this course is required solely for the course taker to learn the underlying principles which they will apply in taking a case-study based exam. Neither the authors nor the publishers of the text/book have contributed to or endorsed this course.


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This course teaches the fundamentals of sports nutrition.I believe that all RDs would benefit from having this information, especially those involved in outpatient counseling. Personal trainers, nutrition store retailers, magazine articles and the internet are rife with misinformation and we need to be the example of sound, evidence-based nutrition advice.
- Lori Stevens, RD, LDN, CNSC
Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 6th Edition Course
Nancy puts the “nutrition” into “sports” in an evidence based, informative and practical easy to read way. For the RDN looking to broaden knowledge and skill sets, this course delivers in the application of science to the field to the plate.
- Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN
Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 6th Edition Course
A great learning tool for the RDN wanting to learn about sports nutrition. Nancy Clark’s guidebook provides evidence based, no fuss sports nutrition information. It's great to have a CPE program that goes along with her book!
- Kelly Pritchett, PhD, RD, CSSD
Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 6th Edition Course
Nancy presents the information in a factual, fun, informative way and is the consummate educator. Those who take this course will finish with much more knowledge in the field of sports nutrition that will help them apply the science of fueling to the plate.  
- Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN
Nancy Clark’s Sports Nutrition Guidebook, 6th Edition Course

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