Using Protein to Maximize Athletic Performance - RD152

Using Protein to Maximize Athletic Performance

by Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD and Karen Reznik Dolins, EdD, RDN, CSSD
RD152
(4.7 / 18 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (1.00 CPEU)

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Summary:

A substantial body of research suggests that athletes and active people benefit from a protein intake of 1.2 g/kg/day to 1.7 g/kg/day. This range is higher than the general recommendation of 0.8 g/kg/day to 1 g/kg/day. Because a significant amount of dietary protein is allocated to the muscle growth desired by athletes, additional protein is necessary to support baseline health, such as proper immune function. Additionally, protein choice and timing affects muscle development. This continuing education course discusses how much protein is needed for various types of activities, the optimum carbohydrate-to-protein ratio, the best time to eat protein to maximize muscle building and strength, and the best protein-containing foods for building muscle.

Objectives:

The goal of this continuing education course is to provide registered dietitian nutritionists, fitness professionals and health educators with guidelines to help athletes and active people achieve an optimal protein intake. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Identify the amount of protein considered optimal for endurance and strength for various types of athletes
  • Describe three strategies to optimize protein intake
  • Provide two examples of high-quality foods that provide 20 g to 25 g of protein
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, fitness professionals and health educators.
 
Dietitians: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
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OnCourse Learning is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider (#GD001) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). This course is a Level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2000, 2020, 2070, 2110, 4000, 4060 and performance indicators of 8.1.2, 8.1.3, 8.2.1, 8.2.4, 8.2.5, 8.3.2, 8.3.6, 8.3.7.
 
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # FBN 50-1489).
 
This program has been approved for fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certifying Board for Dietary Managers (CBDM). Granting prior approval does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.

Course Originally Released on: 10/15/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 2/17/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/17/2019

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

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Kelly M - Powder Springs, GA  ·  May 16, 2016
Extremely informative with excellent specific and objective guidelines for protein intake. Appreciated the science based nature of the program.
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Barbara H - Fellsmere, FL  ·  Mar 15, 2016
Good information for active people in sports
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Arin S - Oxford, OH  ·  Dec 27, 2015
The do's and don'ts of when to use protein to your advantage when working out.
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kate p - penticton, BC  ·  Dec 15, 2015
Good course - basic knowledge presented, prefer more case study type approach to online teaching
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Brian H - Newmanstown, PA  ·  Jun 10, 2015
This course provided the information I needed to provide correct advise to athletes in maximizing their lean mass with the greatest efficiency.
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