Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods in Enhanced Sports Performance, Exercise and Muscle Building

It is well recognized that optimal nutrition plays a critical role in enhancing human performance and overall health. With our expanding knowledge of the functioning of the human body, the changing dietary requirements and recommendations, the growing popularity of endurance sports, and the rapid advances in the field of nutraceutical supplements and functional foods, this course will provide a comprehensive appraisal of the consumer trends, nutritional and functional food benefits, and regulatory implications of the exercise, sports performance and muscle building market.

Course Length: 2 days (June 20-21, 2014)

Agenda (PDF)

Faculty Bios (PDF)

Special Assistance Provided by: International Society for Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods; IFT Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods Division

You will be able to:

  • Understand how consumer trends are driving demand in this marketplace
  • Know the roles of structurally diverse nutraceuticals and functional foods in this marketplace
  • Understand how the mechanistic pathways for these structurally diverse nutraceuticals and functional foods contribute to enhanced muscle strength and muscle mass, and improved performance
  • Understand how the delivery of optimal energy via carbohydrates, proteins and fats from nutraceuticals and functional foods can benefit performance athletes and body builders
  • Design and develop novel exercise, muscle building and sports nutrition supplements and functional foods using structurally diverse antioxidants, amino acids and broad spectrum nutraceuticals
  • Understanding how the regulatory landscape is/will impact consumer demand and product development

Intended Audience

  • Academics
  • Athletic trainers
  • Coaches
  • Food Scientists
  • New Product Managers and technologists
  • Nutritionists
  • Personnel who interact with R&D
  • Product Developers
  • R&D
  • Regulatory professionals
  • Sales & Marketing executives

Learning Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Continuing Education Hours: 14

Individuals holding these credentials will earn 14 hours* for completion of this course: Certified Food Scientists; Registered Dietitians; Dietetic Technicians; Certified Research Chefs; Certified Culinary Scientists.
*Subject to change plus or minus one hour based on final agenda.

Registration Rates:

Early Member by May 9      
Early Non-Member by May 9 
Early Student by May 9
Member after May 9    $680
Non-Member after May 9 
Student after May 9


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