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Creation of a Dual-Purpose Collegiate Athlete Nutrition Advising Program and Educational Curriculum

Published:August 30, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2018.07.004

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      The intent of this article is to describe the process of creating a dual-purpose athlete nutrition advising program at the collegiate level. The first goal was to help student athletes enhance their performance through optimal fuel and hydration. The second goal was to provide experiential learning for nutrition students. This program provided a platform for nutrition students to gain hands-on experience assessing, monitoring, and educating athletes in relation to nutrition for performance. The implication for practice is based on recent growth and increased interest in the performance nutrition field that drives the need for more formal training programs.

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