The Muscle Trap: Supplement Use by Young Men - RD18C

The Muscle Trap: Supplement Use by Young Men

by Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, FAND
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This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (2.00 CPEU)

Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50


Athletes are always looking for a competitive edge that might help them reach their personal best to be their fastest, leanest, and most powerful competitor. Among the most often-cited and frequently misunderstood ergogenic aids that athletes use to enhance performance is diet and supplements.

Research suggests that all too often physically active individuals, including high-level athletes, obtain nutrition information from unreliable sources, including fellow athletes, trainers, advertisements, and the internet rather than well- informed and educated sports dietitians, physicians, and accredited exercise professionals. Information on the efficacy and safety of many of these products is limited or completely lacking. Registered dietitian nutritionists and other healthcare professionals working with recreational and competitive athletes must continuously update their knowledge about sports supplements to effectively work with this population.


The goal of this continuing education program about sports supplements is to educate registered dietitian nutritionists and other healthcare professionals working with recreational and competitive athletes about where athletes (and the general population) gain knowledge about popular sports supplements, the efficacy and safety of these supplements, and how to help athletes avoid banned supplements. After studying the material presented here, you will be able to:
  • Discuss why male athletes take performance supplements.
  • Name supplements that are commonly used by athletes and describe their advertised or intended benefits.
  • State general quality-control and safety concerns regarding the use of supplements.

Accreditation Information
This course is intended for multiple professions, including dietitians, health educators, and fitness professionals.
Dietitians: 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 or 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, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). Continuing Professional Education Provider Accreditation does not constitute endorsement by CDR of a provider, program or materials. This is a level 2 course with suggested CDR learning codes of 2010, 4000, 4060, 4170 and performance indicators of 4.1.1, 8.3.6, 8.3.7, 10.4.4.
OnCourse Learning is also accredited by the Florida Council of Dietetics and Nutrition (provider # 50-1489).

Course Originally Released on: 1/1/2010
Date of Most Recent Review: 10/16/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 10/16/2022

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.


For Florida professionals:

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Price: $39.00
CE-PRO Price: $19.50