Practical Nutrition for Athletic Trainers - AT01-16

Practical Nutrition for Athletic Trainers

by Dale Ames Kline, MS, RD, LD and Jennifer Koslo, PhD, RDN, CSSD, ACE-CPT
(4.5 / 32 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Athletic Training (3.00 hours)

Price: $78.00
CE-PRO Price: $39.00


How many times are you asked nutrition questions and are not sure of the answer? While you don’t specialize in nutrition, clients think you should have answers to their nutrition questions. This course will provide you with a foundation in nutrition science and how it applies to keeping people healthy. It explains basic principles and terminology, and applies those concepts to real-life situations: dietary guidelines, heart health, weight and body composition, and bone health and osteoporosis. This course enables fitness, health and foodservice professionals to feel confident in their ability to transmit reliable general nutrition information to their clients, and to present special diets to clients by understanding the concepts behind them.


The goal of this course is to provide health and fitness professionals with an understanding of basic nutrition principles and terminology to enable them to apply basic nutrition principles at work and home. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • List three functions of a body cell and the six major components of food
  • Describe how food is absorbed into the body
  • Match a list of vitamins and minerals with their functions in the body
  • Discuss the concept of “oxidative stress” and how to minimize its effect on health
  • Explain how nutritional excesses contribute to diseases such as obesity and heart disease, and how nutritional deficiencies can contribute to diseases such as osteoporosis
  • Discuss how the body regulates food intake and how that affects dieting
  • Differentiate among saturated, monounsaturated, omega-3 and omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, and three food sources of each type of fat
  • State three reasons why adequate calcium intake is important and explain why it is especially important for young women to consume adequate dietary calcium
  • Explain the concept of nutrient density and why it is important
  • Evaluate the nutritional composition of foods, evaluate healthful and unhealthful food choices, and be able to substitute more healthful foods in the diet


Accreditation Information

This course is intended for multiple professions, including athletic trainers, fitness professionals, and physicians.
Athletic Trainers: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at and search for this topic title.
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers (provider #P1000). This program has been approved for a maximum of 3 hours of Category A continuing education. Difficulty level: essential
OnCourse Learning is also approved by the Florida Board of Athletic Training (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 3/1/2008
Date of Most Recent Review: 9/4/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 9/4/2022

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Robert V - Rancho Cordova, CA  ·  Feb 28, 2020
I would recommend this to my co workers
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Laura K - Medina, OH  ·  Dec 29, 2019
Too much material for too little CEU's. 159 pages of material for 3 credit units???
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Angel A - HAYWARD, CA  ·  Dec 02, 2019
very informative on the body's daily nutrients
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Natalie D - Macedonia, OH  ·  Nov 29, 2019
Information was very education and useful.
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Emily H - Fairbanks, AK  ·  Mar 06, 2019
Very very content heavy. Should be broken down into several smaller sections with tests rather than a test over the whole of the material.
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Price: $78.00
CE-PRO Price: $39.00