Try this complimentary course to get a taste of what Megabite courses are all about. Rachel Scrivin is an Advanced Sports Dietitian (with Sports Dietitian Australia). In this course she introduces the different sports specific macronutrient and hydration guidelines, and explains how they affect athletic performance; so you (and your clients) can train and compete at your best!
NEW COURSE FOR JULY - Veganism is becoming very popular with the general public and athletes, looking for a competitive edge. Learn about the specific nutrients that could be at risk of deficiency in vegan athletes.
Well known sports nutrition researcher Stephanie Gaskell presents an in-depth course on exercise induced gastrointestinal syndrome (EIGS). She highlights the prevalence, primary causes, exacerbating factors and common symptoms that athletes experience.
Learn about the prevalence and incidence of eating disorders amongst athletes, and which sports have the highest incidence rates. Understand the different treatment options for athletes with eating disorders or disordered eating.
Working with athletes that have injuries can be challenging. Rachel explains how nutrition can impact on prevention and recovery from an injury. This course will help you to enhance nutrition care for athletes.
Everything you need to know about Supplements: Understand the different definitions and classifications for sports supplements, and the role of an appropriate supplementation programme within an athlete's training schedule.
Learn about the latest researched evidence on the correct use of protein supplements, and how to manage protein intake in both resistance and endurance training.
Can Vitamin D enhance athletic performance? Dr. Kirsty Fairnbairn explains how the sunshine vitamin may effect athletic performance by discussing the research and evidence around the use of Vitamin D.
If you are a competitive rower, how do you make weight safely without compromising your performance? Sally Baumann is an experienced Dietitian working mostly with lightweight rowers who need to make weight. This presentation outlines how to make weight for competition day safely and how to fuel appropriately.
Learn about the unique physiological demands of Australian rules Football, and the pre-season nutritional considerations for these athletes, including the rookie 'gainers' and the experienced 'leaners'.
Learn about how to fuel for brick sessions, recovery days and ultimately the big event. Getting your nutrition and hydration sorted for Ironman competitors is essential for success, whether recreational or elite. Advanced Sports Dietitian Sally Garrard shares advice and a full race day nutrition plan for athletes, coaches and clinicians to use to prepare for these gruelling events.
Learn about the unique nutritional considerations for Para-athletes from Dietitian Kath Fouhy, who was the Performance and Recovery Manager for the NZ Paralympic team in Rio 2016. Kath outlines the 10 main classes of Para-athlete, and how to optimise food and fluid intakes to aid their training and competition performance.
Learn about how a Low Carb, Healthy Fat diet may be used as an alternative fuel method for endurance athletes. Dietitian, lecturer and researcher Dr. Caryn Zinn outlines how to get the healthy fat intake just right so you don't go into ketosis, and can access huge fat energy reserves for endurance sport.
Professor Louise Burke provides an overview of the history of fluid guidelines for endurance sport, and the evolution of the latest hydration recommendations. Prof. Burke discusses the implications of over-hydration and Exercise Associated Hyponatremia, and provides clear guidelines for symptoms, treatment and prevention.
Training and competing in Fitness and Figure sport is challenging mentally, physically and nutritionally. Dietitian Angie Clark provides an experienced insight into how to eat, drink and train just the right amount to get lean, and have plump muscles and great vascularity on show day.
Trained Dietitian and Elite Competitor Emily Miazga provides the latest research evidence and ‘personal experiences’ on the nutritional considerations for Ultra-Endurance and MultiSport racing. She includes detailed meal plans and guidelines on carb loading to maximise race day performance.
Advanced Sports Dietitian Alicia Edge defines Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S), and discusses the latest research evidence regarding it. Learn how to diagnose RED-S, and how to avoid it when training as an athlete. This is important information for clinicians when providing nutrition advice and care to athletes.
Dietitian Dave Shaw outlines some of the latest research evidence on Immunology and Sports Nutrition. Getting coughs, colds and infections will impact your training and performance. The recommendations in this course will help athletes to maintain optimal health and fitness.
One of the most important aspects of being able to successfully train and compete at an elite or recreational level is learning how to recover effectively with food and fluids. Dietitian Joanna Shinewell provides practical advice on how to do this across the 2 main phases of recovery.
Sports Dietitian and Squash player Rachel Scrivin starts with a background of the physiological and energy demands of the main Racquet Sports. She gives detailed food and fluid guidelines for training to enable athletes, coaches and clinicians to get the performance results they or their clients desire.