An Introduction to Sports Nutrition

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Course Description

Learn How To Create Your Own Diet Plan For Optimal Sports Performance


In this course you will learn how to use nutrition as a tool to improve sports performance. You will learn the basics of sports nutrition, and how to implement it on yourself or your clients.


My name is André Baumann, and I have a master's degree in nutrition. I have helped hundreds of athletes to improve their performance with the help of nutrition. In my current position as a sports nutritionist at The Norwegian Olympic Sports Centre, I tailor diet plans for Olympic athletes. I have also worked as a personal trainer for almost ten years, helping both trained and untrained achieving their body goals.


The key points you will learn in this course are as following:

  • How to analyze the nutritional needs of yourself or your athlete

  • The different ways your body creates energy to sustain physical exertion

  • The recommendations and practical application of micronutrients (vitamins and minerals)

  • The recommendations and practical application of macronutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, and fats)

  • How to tailor nutrition to training - before, during, and post-workout

  • The recommendations and practical application of hydration

  • How to tailor your own meal plan based on an example athlete


A summary of the course content:


The different energy systems that are used during physical activity

  • Learn about the different energy sources to fuel physical activity

  • Which metabolic pathways are used when you are doing different volumes, duration, and intensities of training

  • The core "currency" of your body

Micro- and macronutrient demands for different athletes

  • Learn about the dietary needs of vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates for atheltes

  • Different athletes have different dietary demands

  • The importance of the main macronutrients for athletic performance

  • Meal plan examples for carbs, proteins, and dietary fat

  • Calorie calculations for the macronutrients

Nutrition before, during, and after exercise

  • Learn how to tailor your diet correctly to the different intensity and duration of training

  • Understand the importance of proper fuelling pre-workout

  • Understand the importance of carbohydrates during endurance exercise

  • Understand the importance of post-workout nutrition

Meal plan examples for different athletes

  • Learn how a daily meal plan can look like for different athletes

  • Learn how to calculate resting metabolic rate and to use a correct physical activity level multiplier to estimate caloric needs

Hydration for athletes

  • Understand the importance of being euhydrated, and not being under- or overhydrated

  • Learn basic hydration recommendations for athletes

  • Practical tips for staying hydrated


This is the correct course for you if you are interested in the basics of sports nutrition, or how to improve your performance or your athletes performance with nutrition!

Expected Outcomes

  1. How to estimate your resting metabolic rate (RMR)
  2. How to estimate a total daily caloric need depending on your sport
  3. How to determine which sports category you fit into
  4. How many vitamins and minerals you need as an athlete
  5. Which energy systems are used during physical activity
  6. How many carbohydrates, proteins, and fats you need as an athlete
  7. What type of nutrition you need before, during, and after your training
  8. Meal plan examples based on nutritional recommendations for athletes
  9. Basic hydration strategies for athletes