This online guide to the most popular - and sometimes least effective - ergogenic and weight-loss supplements pulls no punches in its assessments and opinions. Extremely valuable for anyone working with weight control clients who may also be undertaking a fitness regime, or who are prone to follow the latest fad. The introduction explains the new regulatory schemes put in place last year.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify two supplements that contain adrenergic stimulant amines
- Describe flaws in the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act
- Identify two supplements that have settled FTC charges that they made unsubstantiated claims
- Identify two supplements that allegedly influence brain neurotransmitters
- Identify two supplements that purportedly increase metabolic rate
- Identify two supplements that allegedly enhance fat oxidation and/or lipolysis
- Identify two supplements purportedly increase the body's ability to buffer lactic acid
- Describe two contaminants found in supplements that can cause athletes to test positive for doping
- Describe two mechanisms by which caffeine may improve athletic performance
- Describe two sports supplements that have substantial research to support their effectiveness
- Discuss four points to consider when evaluating supplements
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This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
Fitness professionals: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
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OnCourse Learning is recognized by the American Council on Exercise as a Continuing Education Specialist (provider #250164). This course is approved for 0.2 ACE CEC.
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). This course is approved for 0.5 CEU of continuing education for the CSCS & NSCA-CPT.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Nutrition Dimension meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2010 to 2013 (provider #681205). ACSM’s Professional Education Committee certifies that OnCourse Learning meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2019 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 2.0 ACSM CECs. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.
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