Plant-Based Sports Nutrition: Expert Fueling Strategies for Training, Recovery, and Performance Course

Credits: 12
Course Expiration: March 14, 2023
Professional Approvals: CDR
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Learn how vegetarians can fuel their bodies for training and competition!

The authors of Plant-Based Sports Nutrition combine decades of evidence-based research with personal experience working with, and competing as vegan and vegetarian athletes. The book covers a variety of topics, including how a vegetarian athlete can get adequate calories from a plant-based diet, finding the right carbohydrate mix, building muscles without meat, evaluating need for vitamin and mineral supplements, prioritizing food and fluids before, during, and after events, creating a customized meal plan, and much more. The book outlines how to plan nutrient intake to properly fuel a vegetarian’s body during training and competition.

Plant-Based Sports Nutrition serves as a comprehensive reference and source of information for RDNs and NDTRS that counsel athletes and for those that are interested in learning more about sports nutrition and vegetarian diets. The case-study based CPE course and exam will help the nutrition professional apply the information learned.

Course includes hard copy book and 1 certificate.

This course teaches the fundamentals of sports nutrition. I believe that all RDNs would benefit from having this information, especially those involved in outpatient counseling. Personal trainers, the retailer at the nutrition store, magazine articles and the internet are rife with misinformation and we need to be the example of sound, evidence-based nutrition advice.
- Lori Stevens RDN, LDN, CNSC
Plant-Based Sports Nutrition: Expert Strategies for Training, Recovery, and Performance Self-Study Course
Plant-based diets are trending among athletes, but it is not just what is taken off the plate, but what is the replacement. This course does an excellent job of educating practitioners to better guide their clients on a plant-based fueling plan that provides variety and adequacy and addresses potential areas of concern for health and/or performance.
- Leslie Bonci, MPH, RDN, CSSD, LDN
Plant-Based Sports Nutrition Expert Fueling Strategies for Training, Recovery and Performance Self-Study Course

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

  1. Interpret and integrate evidence-based research and literature about vegetarian diets for athletes in decision-making when counseling these individuals.
  2. Apply evidence-based findings to improve the practice and delivery of nutrition care to vegetarian athletes.
  3. Make recommendations for the appropriate use of vitamin and mineral supplementation in the management of health and performance of vegetarian athletes.
  4. Make recommendations for the appropriate use of ergogenic agents in the management of performance of vegetarian athletes.

This course is intended for: RDNs and NDTRs

CDR Activity Number:  154466   Self Study Activity Type: 720 Printed
CPE Level: II

Suggested CDR Learning Needs Codes:

  • 2070 Macronutrients: carbohydrate, fat, protein, fiber, water
  • 3100 Supplemental nutrients, botanicals
  • 4060 Exercise, fitness, and sports nutrition
  • 4110 Vegetarianism

Suggested CDR Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
  • 6.2.5 Applies research/evidence-based findings to improve practice, service-delivery, and health and nutrition of customers.
  • 8.1.3 Integrates knowledge of macronutrients and micronutrients for absorption, digestion and metabolism throughout the life span in practice.
  • 10.4.2 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 75 questions. Upon passing the test, the learner can download and print the certificate.

Required Reading for this Course: Plant-Based Sports Nutrition: Expert Strategies for Training, Recovery, and Performance written by Enette Larson-Meyer, PhD, RDN and Matt Ruscigno, MPH, RDN.

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.