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Online sports nutrition course begins March 1 at MSU

February 3, 2010

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An eight-week online graduate course in sport nutrition through Montana State University begins March 1. The course is ideal for dieticians, nutritionists, coaches, personal trainers and other allied health professionals.

The course, HHD 550-01, offers three graduate credits and is offered completely online. Students do not need to be enrolled in an MSU degree program in order to take the class.

Topics include nutritional recommendations for improved physical performance; carbohydrate, fat, protein, mineral, and vitamin metabolism and function; popular ergogenic aids and sports performance; nutritional quackery in sport; energy intake, expenditure and needs for athletes; thermoregulation, fluid balance, and rehydration; and nutritional analyses and consultation techniques.

The instructor is Michael Meyers, an adjunct professor in MSU's Department of Health and Human Development. Meyers is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine, past president of the Texas regional chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine. He is recognized on the Sport Psychology Registry, United States Olympic Committee. He has written more than 75 scientific journal publications, and has given more than 350 regional, national and international presentations.

Enrollment in the class is limited and early registration is encouraged. For more information, contact or visit MSU Extended University at and click on Health and Human Development.

Michael Meyers, (806) 570-5260,