Diet, Exercise and Fitness - RD75

Diet, Exercise and Fitness

by Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD
(4.4 / 317 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Dietetics/Nutrition (10.00 CPEU)

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REVISED August 2011. This substantial revision focuses on new International Olympic Committee recommendations for carbohydrate and protein intake and timing, and explains the 2010 Dietary Guidelines and new MyPlate food guidance system. Additions throughout include new research on caffeine as a performance enhancer; new cautions about antioxidant supplements; much more. 234 pages.


Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Discuss how intensity, duration, and fitness level influence the type of fuel used by the muscles for energy.
  2. Explain the relationship of carbohydrate intake and endurance training to performance.
  3. Plan the following for an athlete: a pre-exercise meal, a training diet, a carbohydrate loading diet and intake during and after competition.
  4. Discuss the benefits of fat utilization during exercise and the pros and cons of a fat loading diet.
  5. State the protein requirement for athletes and explain why it is different for athletes.
  6. List three reasons why amino acid supplements are not necessary to increase performance.
  7. Choose an appropriate fluid replacement to prevent dehydration and maximize performance.
  8. Discuss the problems associated with the common practice of "making weight."
  9. Explain the role of exercise in weight control, in regard to body composition, energy metabolism and eating disorders.
  10. Explain which ergogenic aids are beneficial and which are worthless.
  11. Discuss some nutrition assessment techniques which constitute quackery.
  12. List nutritional guidelines to ensure adequate nutritional intake for exercising pregnant women.
  13. Design a training diet that meets the calorie, carbohydrate, protein and fat requirements of an athlete, based on age, sex, weight, height, training goals and sport.
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Accreditation Information
This course is intended for an interprofessional audience, 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 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.
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 2070, 2090, 2110, 3030, 4000, 4040, 4060, 5370 and performance indicators of 4.1.2, 8.2.4, 8.3.6, 87.3.7.
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: 8/1/2011
Date of Most Recent Review: 8/31/2012
Course Termination/Update Date: 12/31/2017

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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Priscilla W - Flagstaff, AZ  ·  Feb 04, 2017
course updated my knowledge. test was difficult and more difficult to find answers in the book. thank you.
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SHABNAM M - Canton, MI  ·  Jan 12, 2017
It is a useful course.
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Meagan O - Davenport, IA  ·  Oct 10, 2016
This covered many important aspects related to the field of sports nutrition.
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Michelle T - Mount Pleasant, MI  ·  Jul 21, 2016
This course has lots of good information. It could be organized a little better, some of the test questions were quite tricky.
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CATHERINE B - louisville, KY  ·  May 26, 2016
interesting material
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