Using Protein to Maximize Athletic Performance
by Instructor: Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD; Instructor: Karen Reznik Dolins, EdD, RDN, CSSD, CD-N
Credentialed for: Nutrition/Dietitian CEU | ContinuingEducation.com

$20.00

i 1.00 CEH

Course Overview

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.

About the Course Author

Ellen Coleman, MA, RD, MPH, CSSD, is recognized for her clinical, academic, and publishing experience. She has taught nutrition, published articles in professional journals, consulted with several sports teams, and wrote Eating for Endurance, which won wide acclaim. Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Karen Reznik Dolins, EdD, RDN, CSSD, CD-N, teaches sports nutrition at Teachers College, Columbia University New York, NY. Karen Reznik Dolins, EdD, RDN, CSSD, CD-N has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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  • American Psychological Association

    1.00HOURS

    Relias, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Relias, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • Board of Certification for the Athletic Trainer

    1.00HOURS


    Relias LLC is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers. This program has been approved for a maximum of 1.0 hours of Category A continuing education. Certified Athletic Trainers are responsible for claiming only those hours actually spent participating in the continuing education activity. This activity is approved for 1.0 contact hours.
  • Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals

    1.00HOURS

    This program is approved for 1.0 hours by the Dietary Managers Association. Approval code 164114.
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    1.00HOURS

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Course Details

  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CHES152
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2019-11-30
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe three strategies to optimize protein intake; Identify the amount of protein considered optimal for endurance and strength for various types of athletes; Provide two examples of high-quality foods that provide 20 g to 25 g of protein
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Athletic Trainers; Dietitians; Fitness Professionals; Health Educators; 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.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    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.
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