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Rehab 195

Nutritional Aspects of the Female Athlete


  • Discuss 5 factors that effect the nutritional needs of a female athlete
  • Describe the macronutrient needs of a female athlete including carbohydrates, fats and proteins
  • Describe the micronutrient needs of a female athlete including iron, vitamin D, zinc, calcium, magnesium and B vitamins
  • Define and differentiate other nutritional concerns including runners gut, gut ischemia, fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccaharides, monosaccharides and polyols
  • Examine and outline the effects of 4 important supplements including caffeine, creatine, Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, Beta-alanine

Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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