Provider: Sports Nutrition Workshop
Type: Online Course
Online Content
Online Quiz
CEC Credits: ACE 1.5 CECs

Dialing in Sports Nutrition: What Works—And Why

What are the best foods for better energy and performance? What types of food can be used to build muscle and enhance strength and power? Competitive athletes are continuously seeking ways to optimize their performance, and nutrition is an important area that can help them achieve their goals. This course will help you answer your clients’ questions on eating for energy, optimal health and peak performance, and will provide you with practical “how to” fueling information that will help your clients eat to win.

Taught by noted sports nutrition experts Nancy Clark, RD, CSSD, whose Sports Nutrition Guidebook has sold more than half a million copies, and Dr. John Ivy, whose research has pioneered our understanding of muscle metabolism and how nutrition can improve exercise performance, this comprehensive course will give you a deeper understanding of the interaction between nutrition and exercise training, up-to-date information about proper sports nutrition, how to create sports-related food plans, the importance of meal and supplement training and more. Most importantly, it will provide you with the knowledge and the confidence to help your clients achieve their goals in and out of the gym.

Career Outlook

With a growing demand from clients for sports nutrition planning, any professional who works with those striving to be healthy, fit and looking to perform at their best will benefit from this course. Registered dietitians, exercise professionals, athletic trainers, exercise physiologists, sports medicine professionals, coaches and others will learn a combination of practical consultation strategies, in-depth knowledge on sports nutrition and pointers on how to grow your business and your career by offering nutritional education to your clients.

You will learn:

  • What’s new (and what’s old) regarding sports nutrition and training information
  • How to understand the interactions between nutrition and exercise training
  • Practical counseling tips you can immediately put into practice
  • Insights into how to coach clients on weight and body image issues
  • How to improve your business and professional activities


I found this course to be a good next step in my nutrition coaching education.

The sound recordings are atrocious. Each module, the speaker's voice was very muddy. There were a number of modules with recordings that included coughing, background noise like telephones, chairs sliding across the floor and doors closing. Very unprofessional. The material was good. I learned quite a bit. I just wish the recordings were clearer.

There is a decent amount of helpful info in this course, and it's not such a bad choice for earning CEC's due to that, but I was VERY disappointed to find the following, as the course progressed: 1) Dr. John Ivy in his parts of this course lectures unprofessionally, using terms which chemists, NOT Personal Trainers, are supposed to understand, often not bothering to explain them. He uses a myriad of charts, graphs and similar data sources which will likely leave you frustrated and bored. It is very often clear that he is just reading data aloud for the microphone. As I said, unprofessional. I expected better quality from ACE. 2) Some sections and quizzes were terribly written, with incomplete and simply grammatically incorrect sentences which left me feeling very annoyed and unsure of how to interpret what the questions were supposed to mean. However, Dr. Nancy Clarke in her sections was pleasant to listen to, came across as professional, and kept my interest a lot more than Ivy. This being said, I wouldn't discourage most non-discerning listeners from taking this course.