Course Offerings

Sleep in Elite Athletes and Rest in the NBA
Nutrition for Marathon Running
American Football Taskforce webinar
SSE #153: Heat Acclimatization to Improve Athletic Performance in Warm-Hot Environments
SSE #152: Hydration & Aerobic Performance: Impact of Environment
SSE #150: Dietary Assessment Methods for the Athlete: Pros and Cons of Different Methods
SSE #148: The Importance of Vitamin D for Athletes
SSE #147: Vitamin D Measurement & Supplementation: What, When, Why & How?
SSE #140: Carbohydrate Nutrition and Team Sports Performance
SSE #139: Physiological Adaptations to Low-Volume High-Intensity Interval Training
SSEs #137 &138: Endurance Exercise and Antioxidant Supplementation: Sense or Nonsense? - Parts 1 & 2
SSE #136: Using Nutrition and Molecular Biology to Maximize Concurrent Training
SSE #134: Manipulating Carbohydrate Availability to Promote Training Adaptation
SSE #123: Nutrition and the Molecular Response to Strength Training
SSE #122: Sodium Ingestion, Thirst and Drinking During Endurance Exercise
SSE #120: Recovery Techniques for Athletes
SSE #119: Effects of Dietary Constituents on Cognitive and Motor Skill Performance in Sports
SSE #118: Carbohydrate Mouth Rinse: Performance Effects and Mechanisms
SSE #117: Protein Ingestion Prior to Sleep: Potential for Optimizing Post-Exercise Recovery
SSE #116: Nutritional Interventions to Enhance Sleep
SSE #115: New Ideas About Nutrition and the Adaptation to Endurance Training
SSE #114: Nutritional Recommendations to Avoid Gastrointestinal Complications During Exercise
SSE #113: Sleep and the Elite Athlete
SSE #111: Assessing Hydration in the Laboratory and Field
SSE #109: Is There a Need for Protein Ingestion During Exercise?
SSE #108: Multiple Transportable Carbohydrates and Their Benefits
SSE #107: Protein Consumption and Resistance Exercise: Maximizing Anabolic Potential
SSE #96: Herbs and Athletes
SSE #95: Collapse in the Endurance Athlete
SSE #94: Creatine, Carbs, and Fluids: How Important in Soccer Nutrition?
SSE #91: Scientifically Debatable: Is Creatine Worth Its Weight?
SSE #90: Diabetes, Exercise and Competitive Sports
SSE #96: Herbs and Athletes

Course Objectives:
  • For each of the following herbs: Arnica, Astragalus, Cayenne, Cordyceps, Devil’s Claw, Echinacea, Elderberry, Ginger, Ginseng, Guarana, Rhodiola, Valerian, and Willow Bark, be able to:
    1. Describe at least one claimed benefit that athletes might experience by using the herb
    2. Describe the relative strength of scientific support -- non-existent, equivocal, moderate or compelling – for efficacy of the herb
    3. For seven of these herbs, list one potential harmful side effect of using the herb .
  • Be able to describe the extent to which the US government requires supplement manufacturers to prove the safety and efficacy of herbal and other dietary supplements
Reference article:
SSE #96: Herbs and Athletes

Credit & certification:
USA Cycling Association11/1/2018

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