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Advanced Clinical Sport Nutrition


Building upon the content of Foundations of Applied Sport Nutrition, this course is a more advanced and in-depth study of specific nutritional concerns of today’s recreational and competitive athlete, with an increased focus on the role and proper use of nutrition. State of the art research in the field is identified, explored, and applied. Individuals who successfully complete this course will be able to serve in a consultive capacity to sporting teams and organisations.

Mode of Delivery: Blended (Face-to-Face and Online)

What will I Learn?

By the end of the course, delegates should be able to:
  • Interpret clinical chemistry as it relates to anemia and offer appropriate nutritional intervention;
  • Differentiate between the female athlete triad and RED-S;
  • Interpret stress and adaptation as it relates to the athlete and subsequently make interventions that improve autonomic regulation;
  • Effectively and safely make recommendations around ‘walking weight’ and ‘weight cuts’ to athletes in weight class sports;
  • Articulate current fad diets and how they can be either ergogenic and/or ergolytic;
  • Describe the evolution of the science of sport cognitive ergogenics and their demand in the sport performance marketplace;
  •  Outline how genetics may play a role in sport nutrition counseling and sport performance;
  • Counsel competitive athletes regarding doping precautions and banned substances;
  • Apply pre-surgical and post-injury (surgical) interventions to enhance tissue recovery.
  • Describe the biochemical effects of alcohol on sport performance.

Who Should do this Course

High performance university coaches, varsity sport administrators, varsity team strength and conditioning specialists, physical education teachers, national and regional sporting organizations, Olympic committees

Important Information

Blended Format
Online (Weeks 1-3: November 13th -December 4th)
Wednesday and Thursday, 5pm-8pm;
Saturday 10am-5pm (includes 1 hour for lunch)

Face to Face (Week 4: December 10th -11th)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm


At a Glance

  • Admissions Term: 2019/2020 Semester I
  • Date: November 13th- December 7th 2019
  • Time: Week 1: Wednesday and Thursday, 5pm-8pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; Weeks 2-4: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  • Duration: 4 weeks (24 hours)
  • Certificate Awarded: Professional Development Certificate of Competence
  • CRN: 12287
  • Course Code: PDLL 096
  • CEUs: 2.4
  • Capacity: 20
  • Cost: BDS $2,580 (US $1,290)

The following topics will be addressed:
  • Anemia
  • Nutrigenomics
  • Female athlete triad/RED-S
  • Combat Sport
  • Fad Diets
  • Cognitive Performance
  • Doping
  • Tissue recovery
  • Alcohol
  • Heart rate variability
  • Designing the ‘perfect’ athlete

Persons must have successfully completed Foundations of  Applied Sport Nutrition or by individual, case by case, assessment by course instructor. 

Lowell Greib, MSc ND CISSN

Dr. Lowell Greib raced as a professional ultra distance mountain biker, while completing both his Degree in Biochemistry/Biotechnology and his Masters in Chemistry at the University of Waterloo.  He then completed 4 years of medical training at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and founded (and then directed) the Sports Medicine Program. He currently sits as Chair of the Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors and is faculty at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College and the National University of Natural Medicine instructing both Clinical and Sport Nutrition. Lowell is certified with the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Dr. Greib founded The SportLab in 2011 which offers consulting in Sport Nutrition and Sport Therapy to athletes of all ages and abilities.

Related Courses

Foundations of Applied Sport Nutrition