There are many myths and misconceptions about the role of protein in exercise for competitive athletes and recreational exercisers. Many of these myths are reinforced by companies that profit from an athlete’s confusion surrounding protein and sports performance. This course discusses factors that influence athletes’ protein requirements, optimal protein sources and fueling strategies, as well as how to time protein intake to maximize muscle growth and strength.
Approved for 0.50 continuing education clock hours for Kansas licensed dietitians by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-D1058. This activity is approved for 0.50 contact hours.
Sponsored by Relias LLC, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 0.50 total Category I continuing education contact hours.
As a Jointly Accredited organization, Relias LLC is accredited to offer dietetic continuing education by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). The CDR is an associate member of Joint Accreditation for Interprofessional Continuing Education.
Relias LLC (BOC AP#: P1000) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for a maximum of 0.50 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
The American College of Sports Medicine’s Professional Education Committee certifies that Relias LLC meets the criteria for official ACSM Approved Provider status from 2013 to December 2022 (provider #730441). This course is approved for 0.50 ACSM CEC. ACSM approved providership of these programs does not imply endorsement of the sponsoring organization’s products/services.
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: Functions of Protein
An Essential Macronutrient
Section 3: Determining Protein Needs
Factors to Consider
Section 4: Factors in Muscle Protein Synthesis
Section 5: Amino Acid Supplements
Section 6: Clinical Vignette
Section 7: Conclusion
Ms. Coleman is an exercise physiologist and registered dietitian in private practice. She has a BS in Home Economics from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, a MPH in Nutrition from Loma Linda University, and a MA in Physical Education from the University of California at Davis. She has taught sports nutrition classes, published articles in professional journals and consulted with several professional sports teams. She has been a Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics since 2006 and received a 2011 Medallion Award from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Disclosure: Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.Staff Writer: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND
Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND is a SME Writer focused on topics related to food, nutrition & dietetics for Relias. She is a registered dietitian nutritionist and has been a certified diabetes educator since 2003. Ms. Stefanski earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics and a master's degree in Adult Education with a special focus on distance learning. She was an adjunct instructor in the Stabler Department of Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania for 13 years. Stefanski is the owner of Stefanski Nutrition Services where she specializes in pediatric nutrition, diabetes, gastrointestinal issues and sports nutrition. Stefanski serves as national media spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.Disclosure: Julie Stefanski, MEd, RDN, CSSD, LDN, CDCES, FAND has no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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