Sports Nutrition and Role of Carbohydrates

  • Skill Level
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    59 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Sports nutrition is the foundation for athlete success. Sports nutrition is superior nutrition given to athletes and focuses on the type, quantity of fluids, and food taken by an athlete. It has a well-designed nutrition plan formulated by a dietician or nutritionist that allows active adults and athletes to perform at their best. read more »»

Just as proper physical techniques in sports and athlete’s safety, adequate nutrition, hydration, and energy metabolism also play an important role. The main role of carbohydrates in physical activity and sports is to provide energy. For athletes, if their diet does not contain enough carbohydrates, it is likely that their performance and recovery will be impaired, as carbohydrate is the key fuel for the brain and muscles during exercise. Learn more about sports nutrition and the role of carbohydrates in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who Should Attend?

  • Nutritionists
  • Dieticians
  • General Practitioners
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Undergraduate Medical Students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate Students in Medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life Science Graduates
  • Ayush Students
  • Students Interested in Biological Sciences
  • Athletes

Key concepts covered include:

By the end of the course, you will be able to understand

  • Functions of carbohydrates
  • Adequate carbohydrates and their benefits
  • Carbohydrate sources for athletes and a lot more


Dr. Shiny Chandran

MSc. – Food Service Management & Dietetics


Shiny Chandran MSc, Grad Dip Sports Nutr (Intl Olympic Committee), Accredited Sports Dietitian – Sports Dietitians Australia, Level 2 Kinanthropometrist – ISAK, New Zealand, Consultant Sports Nutritionist – Hande Medical Centre, Lecturer in Sports Nutrition – Sri Ramachandra University has joined our panel of consultants at Hande Medical Centre She is the first Olympic Council certified Sports Nutritionist in India who specializes in sport, preventive nutrition, and weight management.

For: beginners

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