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Scott Andrews CNP, CPT, MOT

Department(s): Faculty

Scott has worked in the fitness industry for over 20 years, both as a nutritionist and personal trainer. Scott is a graduate of the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Athabasca University, Georgian College and the Manual Osteopathic College of Canada. He is locally recognized as an expert in the field of performance conditioning and weight management, working with clients ranging from weekend warriors to Olympic athletes. His multi-faceted approach has helped many of his clients reach their full potential. In addition to conducting workshops on weight management, holistic living and running his own manual therapy and nutrition practice, Scott teaches Fitness and Sports Nutrition at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition Online.

FSN013 Fitness & Sports Nutrition

Fitness and Sports Nutrition is the practical application of Body Metabolism. This course focuses on methods where nutrition maximizes muscle strength, endurance, and flexibility through building muscle and reducing fat. Techniques for guiding athletes in proper nutrition, and healthy eating patterns, are taught as well as effective methods to decrease fatigue, prevent dehydration and sports-related injuries due to insufficient nutrient levels. Students are taught leading and diverse methods and techniques in optimizing sports performance based on specific macronutrient and micronutrient needs for high intensity and long duration exercise. Students are evaluated through a research-based case study and learn how to implement nutritional timing methods to maximize the client’s ability to condition for, perform and recover, for continued self-improvement to live an active lifestyle.

Learning Outcomes:

• Calculate energy requirements as it pertains to exercise and body composition
• To recognize and critically analyze the safety and efficacy of the physiological effects of sports supplements
• To understand how anabolic steroids work and their detrimental effects on health
• Gain insight into macronutrient, micronutrient, antioxidant and energy metabolism during exercise
• Understand how stress levels, sleep, mental and emotional wellness contribute to maximizing performance

Fitness and Sports Nutrition provides practitioners key insights into nutrient metabolism and absorption to elevate training and sports performance. This course teaches students to develop nutrition protocols as fuel for vigorous activity levels with thorough integration of physiology, biochemistry, anatomy, energy balance, and caloric calculations.