$15.00

i 1.00 Hours

Course Overview

Do athletes truly require sports drinks? What about beverages such as chocolate milk? Do energy drinks safely provide energy? For athletes, whether recreational or competitive, the proper fuel is as vital as training to performance. The right combination of nutrients helps athletes excel at their sports. Proper nutrient intake staves off fatigue and may prevent poor performance that occurs even when athletes “feel good” prior to or during competition. Proper liquid nutrition supports appropriate fueling when time constraints are present and gastrointestinal disturbance is a risk. By understanding the ingredients and nutrient balance of various sports drinks, liquid recovery or meal replacement drinks, and energy drinks, registered dietitian nutritionists and other healthcare professionals can recommend appropriate products to their most physically active clients based on sport-specific fuel requirements to maximize both training and performance.

About the Course Author

Kelly Jones MS, RDN, LDN, CSSD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (3 Match)

  • Commission on Dietetic Registration

    1.00HOURS


    As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.

  • National Strength and Conditioning Association

    1.00HOURS


    Relias LLC company is recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Committee as an approved provider of continuing education (provider #A1074). The National Strength and Conditioning Association approved 0.10 CEU(s) in category C for certified individuals who successfully complete this course.

  • American College of Sports Medicine

    1.00HOURS


    The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Relias LLC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2022 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 1.0 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.



Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-RD13
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-11-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2022-09-25
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the difference between a sports drink and an energy drink, listing potential risks associated with consumption.; Effectively communicate sports drink recommendations to clients.; List benefits of liquid recovery drinks and sports drinks.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Fitness Professionals; Level II level Dietitians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.