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Nutrition Periodization Online CE Course

Nutrition Periodization Online CE Course


Available As

    Online Course

    Course components are delivered online and include a continuing education exam.

    Eat to train! Learn the importance of planning nutrition to support energy needs and achieve performance goals. Nutrition Periodization Online CE Course offers specific nutrition recommendations and case studies to illustrate the use of nutrition periodization principles in each training cycle to elicit positive physiological responses. It also discusses nutrition as it relates to overtraining, depression of the immune system, glycemic response, inflammation, and the use of supplements. Nutrition periodization can be used easily with recreational as well as elite athletes.

    Course Objectives

    • Define and explain the concept of nutrition periodization.

    • Explain physical periodization and its specific cycles.

    • Apply nutrition periodization to each of the three physical training cycles.

    • Describe overtraining and its signs and symptoms.

    • Describe energy composition of the three macronutrients.

    • Make quantitative and qualitative recommendations on nutrition periodization for each training cycle.

    • Explain how to combine foods to promote a stable blood sugar response.

    • Discuss which nutrients to consume before, during, and after exercise.

    • Understand the components of the energy balance equation.

    • Describe the stages of change model of behavior change.

    • Discuss the safety, legality, efficacy, and contamination issues of nutrition supplements.

    • Describe the principles of dehydration, hyponatremia, depression of the immune system, glycemic response, and inflammation.


    A continuing education course for nutritionists, dietitians, personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and other fitness and allied health professionals.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1. A New Way of Thinking About Nutrition

    • Eating to Train

    • Case Studies

    Chapter 2. Physical Periodization Overview

    • Preparatory Cycle

    • Competition Cycle

    • Transition Cycle

    • Overtraining and Injury

    • Recovery

    • Case Studies Check-In

    Chapter 3. Nutrition Periodization

    • Macronutrients

    • Micronutrients

    • Periodization and Nutrition Planning

    • Nutrition Periodization Specifics

    • Preparatory Cycle

    • Competition Cycle

    • Transition Cycle

    • Summary

    • Case Studies Check-In

    Chapter 4. Successful Weight Management

    • Energy Balance Basics

    • Stages of Change Model

    • Approaches to Weight Loss

    • Case Studies Check-In

    Chapter 5. Nutrition Supplementation

    • Safety

    • Supplement Contamination

    • Legality

    • Efficacy

    • Supplement Categories

    • Case Studies Check-In

    Chapter 6. Special Considerations

    • Dehydration

    • Hyponatremia

    • Immune System Depression

    • Glycemic Response

    • Inflammation

    • Case Studies Check-In

    About the Author

    Bob Seebohar, MS, RD, is a nationally known board-certified specialist in sport dietetics, a strength and conditioning specialist, and a USA Triathlon certified elite coach. He has served as the director of sport nutrition at the University of Florida and most recently was a sport dietitian for the U.S. Olympic Committee. He traveled to the 2008 Summer Olympics with the U.S. team and was the sport dietitian for the Olympic triathlon team. He currently owns his own business, Fuel4mance, which provides sport nutrition services to athletes of all ages and abilities.

    Seebohar was the sport dietitian and strength coach for Susan Williams, the 2004 Olympic triathlon bronze medalist. He was also the personal coach of Sarah Haskins, 2008 Olympian in triathlon, and was the personal coach of Jasmine Oeinck, 2009 national elite triathlon champion. He has an undergraduate degree in exercise and sport science, a master’s degree in health and exercise science, and a second master’s degree in food science and human nutrition.

    Practicing what he preaches, Seebohar is a competitive endurance athlete and has competed in hundreds of multisport races, most notably six Ironman races, the Boston Marathon, the Leadville 100-mile mountain bike race, and the Leadville 100-mile trail running race. In 2009, he completed the Leadman series in Leadville, which consisted of a marathon, 50-mile mountain bike race, 50-mile trail run, 100-mile mountain bike race, 10-kilometer run, and 100-mile trail run, performed over seven weeks.