Sports Medicine Certification

Your patients don't have to run track or swing a bat to get a sports injury. Sports-type injuries can occur during everyday activities. And, no matter what the age or level of activity for your patient, they rely on healthy joints, muscles, and ligaments to stay moving. From young children to active retirees, patients are looking to maintain active lifestyles.

This certification program focuses on the “science of eating,” including diet programs, recipes and nutrients that help athletes reach peak performance and success. Factors that hinder such success are also reviewed. The program discusses the body’s physiological response to exercise, treatments for sports-related conditions, biometrics, eating disorders, the aging athlete and psychology.

The program is comprised of coursework that includes sports medicine, sports nutrition, basic life support, personal health and weight training. Students also learn medical terminology and exercise science principles. This 4-part certification promotes and integrates scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to help your patients maintain and enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life. For practitioners that are involved in clinical care, this program provides the necessary education to successfully become a primary care sports medicine specialist and obtain the highest level non-invasive care for a full range of conditions.

Module XIX (A) - The Body’s Physiological Response to Exercise

This module focuses on improving performance for the professional athlete or extreme exerciser. Principles discussed include diet and nutrition, toxins that decrease performance, exercise recovery, reducing fatigue, eating disorders, athletes and aging, sports psychology and chronic disease.

Module XIX (B) - Treatments for Sports Related Conditions

This module focuses on eating programs that aid athletes that aggressively exercise and recognizing the science of eating for sports success. A review of nutrition and supplementation for peak athletic performance will be discussed. Review of the endocrine system and exercise as well us understanding the role of exercise in the treatment of chronic disease. In depth discussion on nutritional health, including cellular health, pH balance, digestion, elimination, nutrient absorption, hydration, superfoods, the art and science of dieting including meal planning, food preparation, cooking, and recipes.

Module XIX (C) - Sports Nutrition and Body Principles

This module will cover osteopathic manual manipulation in sports, ultra-exercise and heart damage, sports nutrition principles for training and recovery including the daily training diet and food, fluid and electrolyte intake. Further review of weight loss, muscle building and changing body composition in an athlete. Finally, discussion on hormonal influences with the physiology of an athlete and the potential and treatment for endotoxemia and endurance training

Module XIX (D) - Exercise and Disease

This module will focus on the circumstances of overtraining including signs and symptoms. Discussions related to exercise and cardiovascular disease; exercise and immune activation; brain optimization for performance enhancement. Presenters will provide a more in-depth discussion on exercise, nutrition and nutritional supplementation. Presentations will also cover head injuries in sports along with diagnosis and treatment protocols.

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