Develop the knowledge base you need to integrate the science of nutrition and
the latest evidence into your scope of practice. Explore the relevance of sports
nutrition to each of the major allied health professions and understand the
role it plays in each.
Step-by-by, you’ll learn about the scientific basis of sports nutrition and how to apply the physiology to real-life situations and interactions with clients. You’ll follow four different clients as they are evaluated by a variety of health professionals and undergo a series of assessments and self-administered tests.
From the relationship between nutrition and exercise to new foods, supplements, and special diets, you’ll be prepared to educate clients about the relationship between nutrition and exercise and to evaluate and optimize their nutritional status.
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- Features the unfolding case studies of four different clients to illustrate major nutritional principles and how they apply in practice, including a series of assessments by a variety of health professions and self-administered tests designed to evaluate and optimize their nutritional status.
- Provide the assessment tools to evaluate your own nutritional status.
- Incorporates the today’s best scientific research and evidence-based knowledge.
- Addresses the role of nutrition in each major allied health profession and highlights its relevance to that field throughout the text.
- Develops the knowledge base practitioners need to educate their clients about the relationship between nutrition and exercise, including new foods, supplements, and special diets, as they relate to their particular scope of practice.
- Uses a consistent organization in each chapter to make learning easier, including learning objectives, illustrations, summary of major points, and case-based, multiple-choice questions to assess progress.
Table of Contents
I. From Food to Fuel
4. Vitamins, Minerals, Electrolytes, and Water
5. Dietary Guidelines, General Nutrition Recommendations, and Federal Nutrition Policy
II. Optimizing Sports Performance
6. Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology and Nutrition
7. Nutrition Strategies for Optimal Athletic Performance
8. Exercise, Thermoregulation, and Fluid Balance
9. Nutritional Strategies for Competitive Endurance, Strength, and Power Athletes
10. Nutritional Supplements and Ergogenic Aids
III. Evaluation of Nutritional Status
11. Nutrition and Body Composition Coaching and Assessment
IV. Sports Nutrition for Special Populations
12. Weight Management and Energy Balance
13. Nutrition Across the Life Cycle
14. Nutrition for Athletes with Illness or Injury
15. Eating and Exercise Disorders
16. Nutrition for Athletes with Special Dietary Needs