Things to Be Aware of When You Are Using Nutritional Supplements in Sports

Course description

What does the term nutritional supplement mean?What we know about their effects and side effects?How do you decide whether to use them or not? These are some of the frequently asked questions in this area. This course will include what to pay attention to while using nutritional supplements, problems that may be encountered, national and international regulations, problems that may be caused by the use of nutritional supplements specified as herbal and natural products, and the issues that need to be considered in child and adolescent athletes

Learning outcomes

  • A realistic perspective on nutritional supplements
  • Raised awareness about the issues that need to be focused on for optimum benefit and health protection
  • To be aware of the problems that may be encountered during and after using these types of supplements
  • To prevent elite athletes from using banned substances contained in the seafood supplements
  • To promote the informed use of nutritional supplements by child and adolescent athletes

What will Participants learn in this course?

  • Whether the use of nutritional supplements is needed
  • Basic tips to obtain the most benefit from nutritional supplements.
  • Topics to be considered for the preservation of health
  • Problems encountered during use
  • Risks for elite athletes
  • Issues to be considered for child and adolescent athletes

Why Should I Take This Course? 

  • To predict and prevent problems that may be encountered when using nutritional supplements
  • To avoid unnecessary use
  • To ensure optimum performance from use
  • To prevent problems regarding the use of prohibited substances
  • To prevent unnecessary use in children and adolescents
  • To raise the awareness of families and coaches on the subject

Who should take this course?

Trainers, elite and competitive athletes, people who do sports recreationally, parents, sports managers, medics of sports clubs

Course Features

  • Lectures 4
  • Quizzes 0
  • Skill level Beginner
  • Language English
  • Students 0
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Yes
He graduated from Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine in 1998. He completed his master's degree in sports medicine (athlete’s health) in 2002 at Hacettepe University and his doctorate in sports science and technology-exercise physiology in 2007. Between 2000-2004, he worked as the responsible physician at the Sports Training and Health Research Centre of the General Directorate of Youth and Sports. He has worked as a national team doctor in many branches and contributed to many team successes. He received awards as the responsible doctor for various Turkish national wrestling teams that were ranked 3rd in Europe, European champions, as well as both runners up and World Champions. Since 2018, he has been serving as the team doctor of the Turkish Women’s National Team. In 2006, he started to work as a lecturer at the Near East University School of Physical Education and Sports. He became an assistant professor in September 2012 and associate professor in February 2015. Between September 2011 and July 2020, he served as the Head of the Sports Medicine Department of the Near East University Faculty of Medicine, and as the Head of the Department of Coach Training at the NEU School of Physical Education and Sports between 2008-2018. He is currently the Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Sport Sciences at NEU.


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