Certificate of Achievement
The Sports Nutrition Certificate of Achievement will prepare students entering the growing field of sports nutrition — helping athletes optimize their performance through diet. Students will be trained to relate diet to health and fitness, identify deficiencies and excesses in the diets of athletes, apply research in the area of sports nutrition, utilize current dietary principles to optimize performance, and identify disordered eating and weight management practices inherent in many sports. They will learn how to plan balanced pre‐event, race‐day and recovery diets tailored to the unique needs of strength‐building and endurance athletes.
The certificate will prepare students for a wide variety of entry‐level employment opportunities in recreational programs, health clubs, medical centers, gyms, health food stores, nutritional supplement sales, and with sports teams. The certificate can also be used to help those already in the field of nutrition further specialize their knowledge and experience.