What Is a Sports Nutrition Course?

What Is a Sports Nutrition Course?

Sports nutrition courses instruct trainers and coaches in making meal plans and preparing food for athletes and other people who live highly active lifestyles. Some of the subjects covered in sports nutrition courses include meal frequency, caloric intake and designing meals with specific fitness goals in mind.

As of 2015, institutions that offer certification in sports nutrition include the International Olympic Committee and the International Sports Sciences Association. The courses generally begin with instruction in the foundations of sports nutrition, and then move on to teach students how to make meal plans and tailor meals to an athlete's individual needs.