Nutritional Requirements in Athletes

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  • Lectures
    1 Video
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    60 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Athletes need a well-designed nutrition plan that would allow them to perform at their best. It should provide the right food type, energy, nutrients, and fluids to keep the body well hydrated and functioning well. read more »»

Every athlete has unique nutrition needs according to their individual goals. Some examples of goals can be lean mass, improving body composition, or enhancing athletic performance. A well-balanced nutrition plan should have enough calories and healthy macronutrients to optimize performance. Learn all about nutritional requirements in athletes in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who should attend?

  • Nutritionists
  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • Physicians practicing Alternative Medicine (AYUSH)

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • What is different in the diet plan of an athlete
  • What are the various sources of essential nutrients for an athlete
  • Variations in diet depending on a particular sport


Dr. Deepa Agarwal

Consultant Nutritionist at Apollo Cradle, Udai Omni Hospital, Tanvir Hospital


Dr. Deepa Agarwal holds a Masters and a PhD in Clinical Nutrition from Sri Ramachandra Medical College (SRMC), Chennai. She has been awarded the Best outgoing student and the best academic performance awards. She has a great interest in Research. Her work has appeared in various peer-reviewed indexed International and National journals. She has ten publications to her credit. She has participated and presented papers-for some of which she has won awards- in International, National and Regional Conferences. She has also been actively involved in conducting Community Programs to spread awareness on optimal nutrition from paediatrics to geriatrics. She is a member of various associations including the Indian Dietetic Association, Indian Society of Clinical Nutrition and National Institute of Nutrition. Previously associated with Apollo Bariatric Institute at Chennai, Nova Specialty Hospital and Asian Bariatrics, Hyderabad.

For: intermediates

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