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The Female Athlete: Energy and Nutrition Issues

This presentation will explore the importance of carbohydrate for female athletes and the sex differences in energy metabolism. In addition, Dr Rebecca Randell will discuss the key energy and nutrient issues most likely to occur in the female athlete, and methods for how health professionals can monitor energy and nutrition intakes to support both health and performance.

Course Objectives

  • Explain the importance of carbohydrate for female athletes and the sex differences in energy metabolism; 
  • Describe the potential challenges of applying Sports Nutrition recommendations to female athletes;  
  • Identify the health and performance implications of low energy availability;

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1.5

12/28/2026

BOC

1

12/28/2026

Methods to Keep the Female Athlete Healthy: From Mental to Physical Health

While there is a disparity in sports performance research on female athletes, several experts in the field are making progress in furthering the understanding of the unique characteristics and needs of this population. From physiological and nutritional needs, to mental health and performance considerations, hear Dr Wendy Borlabi, Dr Trent Stellingwerff, Dr Abbie Smith-Ryan and Dr Sara Oikawa cover methods to keep the female athlete healthy. 

Reference Article

Methods to Keep the Female Athlete Healthy: From Mental to Physical Health

Course Objectives

  • Discuss how low energy availability (LEA) “exposure” does not always lead to Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (REDs) and elements of the practical application of LEA to optimize health and performance.
  • Understand the initial data and known physiological differences that support evidence-based application for ingredients used by female athletes and discuss the possible implications.
  • Describe sex differences in skeletal muscle morphology and protein metabolism and identify gaps in the scientific literature related to female athlete specific protein research. 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

2.25

07/29/2025

BOC

2.25

07/29/2025

Reference Article

http://www.gssiweb.org/docs/default-source/educational-materials/webinar-handouts/acsm-2022-pre-con-handouts---all-files.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Health and Performance Considerations for Female Soccer Players

Female soccer players face a variety of physical demands related to their sport but also must manage health factors unique to females. Through a strong nutrition plan, the female soccer player can fuel appopiately, managing energy availability and supporting athletic performance while maintaining physical health in the short and long term. Dr. Rebecca Randell will discuss the demands placed on the female soccer player, how menstruation and energy availability impact health and performance as well as recommendations to help the athlete and recover throughout the season.

Reference Article

Health and Performance Considerations for Female Soccer Players

Course Objectives

  • Discuss health considerations for female soccer players
  • Utilize nutritional recommendations and customize for female soccer players
  • Describe the knowledge gaps in the existing literature

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

.75

02/09/2025

BOC

.75

02/09/2025

Reference Article

http://www.gssiweb.org/docs/default-source/educational-materials/webinar-handouts/health-and-performance-considerations-for-female-soccer-players.pdf?sfvrsn=4

You are when you eat

High performance athletes are highly trained and motivated to perform well. How these athletes fuel can have an impact on their overall performance and how they use their athletic talents. Sports Dietitian Isaac Hicks discusses how nutrient timing can support training adaptations and athletic performance.

Reference Article

You are when you eat

Course Objectives

 

  • Discuss specific timing recommendations for when athletes should eat and drink based on the length and intensity of exercise
  • Discuss at least two physiological reasons timing is important in regard to athlete nutrition and hydration
  • Counsel athletes on at least three basic sports nutrition principals that instill solid nutrition and hydration habits

 

 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

1.5

11/19/2024

BOC

1.5

11/19/2024

Reference Article

http://www.gssiweb.org/docs/default-source/educational-materials/webinar-handouts/you-are-when-you-eat_isaac-hicks-handout-final_11-11.pdf?sfvrsn=2

Unique Aspects of the Female Endurance Athlete

Session 3 from the 2021 ACSM/GSSI Go the Distance Summer Symposium features Kathryn Ackerman MD, MPH, FACSM, Physician, Sports Medicine Division and Director, Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Ackerman discusses the current state of the literature related to sports nutrition and female athletes as well as unique challenges that female athletes face. Additionally, Dr Ackerman addresses the many considerations that must be accounted for when developing a nutrition strategy for female athletes. 

Course Objectives

Discuss basis for female athelte sports nutrition recommendations to date

Describe important considerations for accurate female sports and nutrition research

Describe causes and consequences of low energy availability

 

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

0.75

07/14/2024

CSCCa

0.75

07/14/2024

Bringing Science to the Sidelines with the Gx Sweat Patch

Session 2 from the 2021 ACSM/GSSI Go the Distance Summer Symposium features Lindsay Baker PhD, FACSM and Anthony Wolfe MS of GSSI. Due to the high variability of sweat fluid losses and sweat sodium concentration, it is important for athletes to develop hydration plans based upon individual needs to support performance safety during exercise. Lindsay and Anthony discuss the research and validation behind the development of the Gx Sweat Patch, as well as the technology utilized to bring sweat testing and application of the sweat data to the consumer. 

Course Objectives

Discuss the variability of sweat sodium concentration and sweat fluid losses in athletes based upon published sweat normative data

Describe the validity of the Gx sweat patch and how it compares to standardized sweat testing methods

Utilize the data collected from the Gx sweat patch to develop customized hydration plans for individual athletes

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

0.75

07/14/2024

Endurance Nutrition: How do you fuel for success?

Session 1 from the 2021 ACSM/GSSI Go the Distance Summer Symposium features Matt Pahnke PhD of GSSI and U.S. Long-Distance runner Molly Huddle. Dr. Pahnke presents the science and recommendations for fueling endurance athletes and then discusses how to utilize those recommendations in practice with Molly. Each athlete is unique and personalizing sports nutrition recommendations is key to helping an endurance athlete build a successful training and race day nutrition plan.  

Course Objectives

Idenfity the key sports nutrition recomendations for endurance athletes

Discuss and apply the scientific recommendations for enduracne sports nutrition in a practical setting

Course

Credits

Course Expiration

ACSM

.75

07/14/2024

CSCCa

0.75

07/14/2024