The NASN is highly regarded in the sports nutrition and dietetics fields as a leader in sports nutrition licensing. All students are required to complete the NASN home study course prior to the date of the workshop to review knowledge of the topics that will be covered on the board exam. Recommended study time: minimum 1 month (depending on prior experience and education.) In order to be licensed through the National Association of Sports Nutrition the following criteria must be met:
1. At least two years experience as a certified health professional directly involved in nutritional counseling, health promotion or healthcare. This includes all regulated health disciplines, such as certified holistic health practitioners, certified personal trainers and certified fitness instructors. If you do not meet these prerequisites consider first obtaining your personal training certification through our special certification (click).
2. An associate or baccalaureate degree in nutrition or equivalent science/health degree and one year experience as a certified health professional directly involved in nutritional counseling, health promotion or healthcare. (click here for NASN recommended degree programs in sports nutrition)
3. An advanced professional degree in a healthcare field that incorporates a four year degree with sufficient science and nutrition hours. (click here for NASN recommended degree programs in sports nutrition)
NASN Licensed Primary Sports NutritionistsSM are Proficient in:
1. BODY COMPOSITION TESTING
2. METABOLIC EVALUATION
3. MENU DEVELOPMENT
4. EXERCISE METABOLISM
Candidates should be familiar with:
Diet, Exercise & Fitness
Revised July 2008
Essential for all nutrition and fitness professionals. The latest edition of this comprehensive sports and exercise nutrition course highlights a greatly expanded section on "performance enhancing" food and supplements, including a risk-benefit analysis of new products. Topics include: energy production and utilization; hydration and fluid replacement; protein and fat metabolism; carbohydrate utilization; vitamin/mineral recommendations; women's exercise and diet issues. Ellen Coleman has written and lectured extensively on sports nutrition and quackery. Essential for working in sports, exercise, fitness or weight control programs.
The 5th edition of this course provides new information on protein and muscle protein synthesis, carbohydrate, glycemic index, sodium and muscle cramps, fat loading and endurance performance. New Dietary Reference Intakes for vitamins and minerals, fluid replacement guidelines and ACSM weight control Position Stand are featured, with new information on popular weight loss supplements, supplements causing positive doping tests, and guidelines for choosing supplements. Complete by May 2006.
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The information contained in this book is based upon the research and personal and professional experiences of the author and editors. The material is not intended as a substitute for consulting with a physician or other healthcare provider. The publisher and authors believe the information in this book should be available to the public. The publisher and authors are not responsible for any adverse effects or consequences resulting from the use of the suggestions, preparation, or procedures discussed in this book.
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Steven D. Spainhower, M.S., C., L.S.N.Dr. Spainhower is a chiropractic physician, specializing in exercise and clinical nutrition. He holds a Masterís Degree in exercise science, is a licensed sports nutritionist, and has worked with athletes of all ages. Dr. Spainhower is available for speaking engagements.
Please direct comments and inquiries to Drspainhower@msn.com
Amanda Carlson, M.S., R.D. Ms. Carlson holds two Masterís Degrees from Florida State UniversityĖone in exercise physiology and one in sports nutrition. She is a registered dietician. Ms. Carlson works with professional athletes in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jeff Kotterman, B.S., L.M.S.N. Mr. Kotterman is the Director of the National Association of Sports Nutrition in San Diego, California. He is a licensed master sports nutritionist.
Book and cover design by Kent Bingham, Ogden, Utah.
Other Useful References
(This text is not included in the registration packet but is good review of the basics in preparation for Primary Sports Nutrition Board Exams.)
Private Label Fitness - Nutrition & Exercise Reference Manual (http://privatelabelfitness.com/z_01_Journals/z_ref_01.html)
The Private Label Fitness 12 Chapter, 90-page Reference Manual will "empower" your clients through knowledge. And, we all know that "empowered" clients are the ones who achieve results.
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Go to the library. You'll find books about nutrition. Then you'll find other books about exercise (usually in a different section.) We've combined these two subjects in order to explain the inescapable truth -- Nutrition and Exercise are totally interrelated. Written in lay terms and filled with comical pictures, this easy to read, 12-chapter, 90-page book explains the balance and interrelationships between food and exercise.
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