Become a NASN MASTER Sports Nutritionist
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1. A baccalaureate degree in nutrition or equivalent science/health degree and a score of 90% or better on the Primary Sports Nutritionist Board exam or two year experience as an NASN licensed sports nutritionist and certified health professional directly involved in nutritional counseling, health promotion or healthcare. If you do not have a baccalaureate degree but have significant achievements or experience relevant to the sports nutrition field and have demonstrated proficiency equal to or better than those who have a degree, you may apply for an Honorary Master Sports Nutrition License. Honorary Certificates are granted to those who deserve the recognition but do not have the specific formal education requirements. Honorary certificates are granted after a rigourous individual review. To apply for consideration for an Honorary Master Sports Nutrition License, please call 858-694-0317 or email NASNreviewboard@nasnutrition.com.
2. An advanced professional degree in a healthcare field that incorporates a four year degree with sufficient science and nutrition hours and a score of 90% or better on the Primary Sports Nutritionist Board exam or one year experience as an NASN licensed sports nutritionist and certified health professional directly involved in nutritional counseling, health promotion or healthcare.
“I have talked with some colleagues and they are gratefully impressed (as are my patients) about this new approach that is based on scientific information and [providing] dietary and exercise plans based on the particular problems of each patient. I have told them, ‘We have always given repose, but never exercise’.” Juan A. Alvarez Dunzelmann, MD, Licensed Master Sports Nutritionist.
NASN Licensed Master Sports NutritionistsSM are Proficient in:
1. BODY COMPOSITION TESTING
2. METABOLIC EVALUATION
3. MENU DEVELOPMENT
4. EXERCISE METABOLISM
5. DEVELOPING PROGRAMS AROUND MEDICAL DISORDERS
6. SPORTS NUTRITION MANAGEMENT
Candidates should be familiar with:
- personnel management
- structure & function of muscles
- muscle groups
- joint actions
- appropriate exercise selection
- cardiovascular fitness tests
- muscular strength and endurance tests
- flexibility and low back strength evaluation
- blood pressure
- pharmaceutical ramifications
- developing programs based on evaluation
Master Sports Nutritionist Curriculum Includes:
New 2nd Edition text.
- Introduction to Nutrition for Exercise and Health
- Carbohydrates As a Fuel for Exercise
- Fat as a Fuel for Exercise
- Protein and Exercise
- Energy and Nutrient Balance
- Achieving Healthy Body Weight
- Body Composition
- Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
- B-Complex Vitamins Important in Energy Metabolism
- Antioxidant Nutrients
- Minerals and Exercise
- Micronutrients Important in Blood Formation
- Nutrients for Bone health
- Nutrition and Fitness Assessment
- Nutrition and the Active Female
- Ergogenic Substances: Evaluating Sports Nutrition Products.
Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance-2nd Edition
Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, Second Edition, will help students and practitioners understand the function of the nutrients in the body and how these nutrients affect health and athletic performance. The authors present clear, comprehensive, and accurate nutrition information that may be applied to a variety of careers. The text provides students with practical knowledge in exercise and nutrition science, and it keeps practitioners on the cutting edge of current research and practices in the field.
Using the authors’ extensive backgrounds in nutrition, exercise physiology, and fitness, the text combines micronutrients into functional groupings to provide an easy framework for understanding how these nutrients can influence exercise performance and good health for both athletes and active individuals. This unique presentation allows readers to fully understand why proper nutrition helps athletes prevent injury, enhance recovery, improve daily workouts, and maintain optimal health and body weight.
This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to reflect the latest issues, guidelines, and recommendations for active individuals. Chapters dealing with macronutrients and micronutrients have been entirely rewritten, and all chapters have been revised to reflect the latest Dietary Reference Intakes, USDA Food Guide Pyramid, Food Pyramid for Athletes, Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and physical activity recommendations from various organizations, including the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines by DHHS. Following are some of the current topics discussed in the text:
Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, Second Edition, has also been improved with an attractive two-color format, new artwork, and a slimmer design that allows the text to maintain the content while reducing “backpack bulge.” The text also includes an online image bank that instructors may use to create customized PowerPoint presentations using artwork, tables, and figures from each chapter. In addition, a variety of features help readers comprehend the material presented, including chapter objectives, key concepts and key terms, additional information to learn more about a topic, and references. Chapter highlights provide in-depth information on topics and critically evaluate issues regarding myths and controversies in sport nutrition.
This book provides readers with clear, authoritative content that will help them understand the scientific basis of nutrition and make sound recommendations in their careers. With up-to-date content based on current guidelines, Sport Nutrition for Health and Performance, Second Edition, is an outstanding text for both students and practitioners concerned with achieving good health and maximizing performance.
Chapter 1. Introduction to Nutrition for Exercise and Health
Role of Nutrition in Exercise and Sport
Essential Nutrients and Dietary Recommendations
Role of Eating a Balanced Diet
Role of Nutrition and Exercise in Disease Prevention
Chapter in Review
Chapter 2. Carbohydrate as a Fuel for Exercise
Chapter 3. Fat As a Fuel for Exercise
Chapter 4. Protein and Exercise
Chapter 5. Energy and Nutrient Balance
Chapter 6. Achieving Healthy Body Weight
Chapter 7. Body Composition
Chapter 8. Fluid and Electrolyte Balance
Chapter 9. B Vitamins Important in Energy Metabolism
Chapter 10. Antioxidant Nutrients
Chapter 11. Minerals and Exercise
Chapter 12. Micronutrients Important in Blood Formation
Chapter 13. Nutrients for Bone Health
Chapter 14. Nutrition and Fitness Assessment
Chapter 15. Nutrition and the Active Female
Chapter 16. Ergogenic Substances
Appendix A. Nutritional Recommendations
Text for upper-undergraduate or graduate students in nutrition, exercise physiology, and kinesiology programs. Reference for fitness professionals, dietitians, health fitness specialists, and sports medicine specialists.