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Advanced Sports Nutrition: Fine-Tune Your Food and Fluid Intake for
Optimal Training and Performance, 3rd Edition

Book by Dan Benardot, PhD, RD, FACSM
Study Guide by Jacqueline S. Gutierrez, MS, MSEd, RD, CDN

44 CPEUs


Course Expires: 5/31/2024

Book, 517 pgs and Study Guide with 1 Reporting Form, 48 pgs.
Enables you to help your clients stay healthy while excercising or competing at top levels so that they have longer athletic careers, consistently improve in their sport, and reduce the risks for chronic diseases. Great resource to help you pass your Board Certification as a Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD).

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T358F 44 CPEUs

Advanced Sports Nutrition: Fine-Tune Your Food and Fluid Intake for
Optimal Training and Performance, 3rd Edition

Book by Dan Benardot, PhD, RD, FACSM
Study Guide by Jacqueline S. Gutierrez, MS, MSEd, RD, CDN

© 2021 Wolf Rinke Associates. All rights reserved for this self-directed accredited learning program. Reproduction in whole or part without written permission, except for brief excerpts, is prohibited.


Valerie Young: "Great review of macro and micro nutrient function as they apply to normal and sports nutrition. Up to date on current regimens and practices."

Stacia Roberts: "You provided me with excellent applicable information along with 'pain-free' CPE process."

Stacey Koekkoek: "I loved this book!"

Helene Waisbord: "Up to date info. Interesting info while providing a lot of credits."


Welcome to the pre-approved, accredited CPE self-study program for Advanced Sports Nutrition, 3rd Edition. The program consists of a book of the same title by Dan Benardot and this study guide. The CPE program is designed to help you provide athletes and their coaches sport-specific nutrition and hydration recommendations that help enhance performance. To further assist you in distilling the science into practice, you’ll find 13 practical nutrition guides in the appendix that will help you easily develop highly effective nutrition plans for your clients. This high impact CPE program provides practical advice for how best to put nutrition science to work to safely enhance the performance of all athletes. It is also designed to help you earn 44 Level 2, Continuing Professional Education Units (CPEUs).

To get the most out of this CPE program, it is suggested that you adhere to the following four steps:

  • Review the objectives in this study guide.
  • Read and study the book.
  • Assess what you have learned by answering the self-assessment questions in this study guide.
  • Compare your answers to the answer key, which you will find at the end of the study guide. If you scored at least 80% (xx questions) correct, you have completed the program and are ready to transfer your answers to the CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION REPORTING FORM in front of this study guide. If you scored less than 80% correct, re-read the appropriate sections of the book and until you score at least 80% correct.

After you have completed the program, fill out the CPE REPORTING FORM and the MANDATORY Critical Thinking Evaluation Tool (CTT) that must be completed by all credentialed practitioners per CDR and:
Submit them online at www.easyCPEcredits.com,
Or fax them to (410) 531-9282,
Or mail them to Wolf Rinke Associates, 721 Valley Forge Road #486, Valley Forge, PA 19481
Upon receipt of your CPE Reporting Form and the CTT, we will email you a Certificate of Completion within 3-5 business days.

When you submit your CPE Reporting Form to us via mail, fax or www.easyCPEcredits.com, be sure to write your correct email address in the space provided on the CPE Reporting Form. If writing by hand, be sure to print your email address clearly.

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Upon successful completion of this CPE program, you will be better able to:

  • Recommend sport specific levels of carbohydrate, protein, and fat to optimize performance.
  • Evaluate potential areas of difficulty in meeting calorie needs, along with sport-specific solutions.
  • Identify the potential side effects of excess protein intake.
  • Recommend sport specific timing of meals, beverages, and snacks.
  • Evaluate gender and age-specific nutritional needs.
  • Recommend sport specific hydration strategies to athletes and coaches.
  • Assist athletes in selecting sports drinks that contain optimal levels of sodium and carbohydrate as well as the optimal type of carbohydrate.
  • Evaluate the diets of athletes for vitamin and mineral adequacy.
  • Apply findings from recent research when counseling athletes about vitamin and mineral requirements.
  • Assist female athletes in meeting recommended intakes for iron.
  • Evaluate the potential effectiveness and dangers of various types of ergogenic aids.
  • Help athletes avoid common gastrointestinal problems.
  • Recommend foods that can help prevent inflammation and aid muscle recovery.
  • Recommend hydration techniques, supplements, and eating patterns that minimize the effects of travel on athletic performance.
  • Recommend strategies for carbohydrate loading.
  • Evaluate fluid intake, energy balance, and timing of meals for athletes of all ages.
  • Assess athletes, such as gymnasts and figure skaters, for eating disorder risk.
  • Plan menus for athletes who need both optimal power and endurance.
  • Develop nutritional strategies to help athletes adapt to high-altitude environments.
  • Plan sport-specific menus for vegetarian athletes that meet their nutritional requirements.


Part I: Nutrition Sources for Athletes
Chapter 1: Energy Nutrients
Chapter 2: Vitamins and Minerals
Chapter 3: Fluids and Electrolytes
Chapter 4: Ergogenic Aids
Part II: Nutrition for Optimal Performance
Chapter 5: GI Function and Energy Delivery
Chapter 6: Nutrient and Fluid Timing
Part III: Factors Affecting Nutrition Needs
Chapter 7: Travel
Chapter 8: High Altitude
Chapter 9: Gender and Age
Chapter 10: Body Composition and Weight
Part IV: Nutrition Strategies and Plans
Chapter 11: The Power Athlete
Chapter 12: The Endurance Athlete
Chapter 13: The Power and Edurance Athlete
Appendix A: Dietary Reference Intakes and Tolerable Upper Intake Levels
Appendix B: Food Sources of Key Nutrients
Appendix C: Practical Nutrition Guides
About the Author


Dan Benardot, PhD, RD, FACSM, is a professor emeritus at Georgia State University (GSU) and a professor of practice in the Center for the Study of Human Health at Emory University. He was a professor of nutrition and of kinesiology and health at GSU, where he also cofounded and directed the Laboratory for Elite Athletic Performance.

Benardot is the inventor of NutriTiming web-based and Apple iOS software, which provides real-time actionable advice on energy balance to improve body composition and athletic performance. He is the author of several books and book chapters and of numerous refereed journal articles. As the national team nutritionist for USA Gymnastics, Benardot worked with the gold-medal-winning women’s gymnastics team at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He was also the nutritionist for the medal-winning U.S. marathoners at the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, and he worked with the marathoners selected to represent the United States at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. He served as nutritionist for USA Figure Skating for many years and was the Atlanta Falcons team nutritionist for the five years leading up to their 2017 NFC championship.

Benardot received his PhD in human service studies and nutritional sciences from Cornell University. He is a Registered Dietitian (RD) certified by the United States Commission on Dietetic Registration, and a Licensed Dietitian (LD) in Georgia. He received an honorary doctorate from Marywood University for his work in the area of sports nutrition, and he is a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Benardot’s primary area of expertise is sports nutrition, with a research emphasis in real-time energy balance and nutrition issues related to competitive athletes. His research has been funded by several organizations, including the United States Olympic Committee and the American Cancer Society.


Jacqueline S. Gutierrez, MS, MSEd, RD, CDN is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist with over twenty-five years of experience helping people to improve their health through better nutrition. She has a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Hunter College, a master’s degree in Medical Biology and Nutritional Science from Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, and a master’s degree in Secondary Education from Queens College. She also holds a certificate in Adult Weight Management.

Ms. Gutierrez has worked with various individuals and groups including children, adults, developmentally disabled adults, nursing home residents, kitchen supervisors, restaurant managers, and culinary and nutrition students. She is the author and illustrator of the Mineral Springs of Saratoga Springs and Ballston Spa Coloring Book, What Happened to My Strawberry Yogurt?, the Butterfly Garden Coloring Book, and Lisa’s Day Food Guide Coloring Book. In addition, she has written several articles about health and nutrition and has helped other dietitians’ format and publish their books.

She is currently a freelance writer and illustrator. She worked as an adjunct instructor of nutrition and culinary classes at the Art Institute Online and the University of Phoenix. She was a Research Reviewer for the Nutrition Education for the Public DPG, Website Coordinator for the Long Island Dietetic Association, and received the LIDA Excellence in Technology Award. She lives in Saratoga County, NY with her family.


Wolf J. Rinke, PhD, RDN is the president and founder of Wolf Rinke Associates, a company that has provided high-quality CPE programs to nutrition and dietetics practitioners since 1990.

Dr. Rinke earned a BS at Drexel University, an MS at Iowa State University, a PhD in Continuing and Vocational Education (Adult Ed) at the University of Wisconsin, and interned at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He participated in a test item writer workshop sponsored by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).
Dr. Rinke is a past Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Management & Technology at the University of Maryland, and a former Adjunct Faculty Member of the School of Continuing Studies at The Johns Hopkins University.

He has served as past president of the District of Columbia (DC) Dietetic Association and has been honored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with the Award for Excellence in the Practice of Management, the Outstanding Dietitian of the Year Award, and the Outstanding Service Award, in addition to delivering the Lenna Frances Cooper Lecture.

Dr. Rinke has served in numerous leadership roles at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Chair of the Scholarship Committee for Dietitians in Business and Communications; Chair of the Communication Committee, Honors Committee, and Licensure Panel and Ethical Practices Task Force for the Commission on Dietetic Registration; Chair of the Area Coordinating Committee and Chair for the Code of Ethics; Member of the Resource for Education Programs Committee; Member of the House of Delegates; and Member of the Board of Directors.
Dr. Rinke is the author of more than 500 articles, numerous CPE self-study programs, and several popular books including Make It a Winning Life: Success Strategies for Life, Love and Business; Winning Management: 6 Fail-Safe Strategies for Building High-Performance Organizations; and Don’t Oil the Squeaky Wheel and 19 Other Contrarian Ways to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness.


Special thanks to the following individuals for their review of this CPE program.

Martha Archuleta, PhD, RDN
Professor, Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department
Director, Master of Dietetics Administration Program
Utah State University, Salt Lake Center
Taylorsville, UT

Regan G. Kiembock, MS, RD, SNS (School Nutrition Specialist)
Child Nutrition Director at Southampton UFSD
Southampton, NY

Sarah Wolber, MS, RDN, LDN
Health Educator, Health 1, 2, 3, 4 Program
Center for the Study of Human Health, Emory University
Atlanta, GA

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