Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Sports Nutrition: A Practice Manual for Professionals, 5th Edition

Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition DPG, Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD (Editor-in-Chief) and Ellen Coleman, MS, MPH, RD, CSSD (Co-editor)


  • Updated and new content to deliver the essential information health and fitness professionals need to work with athletes of all ages and proficiency levels.
  • Includes 22 chapters with international and national expert authors in sports nutrition research and practice.
  • New chapters include energy balance, weight management of athletes, nutrition assessment, nutrition and activity during pregnancy.
  • Topics are represented in four sections: Sports Nutrition Basics, Screening and Assessment, Sports Nutrition Across the Life Cycle, and Sport Specific Guidelines.
  • Ergogenic Aids chapter evaluates over 40 supplements with “bottom line” for each ergogenic aid.
  • Designed so the reader can locate topics quickly and easily.
  • Provides up-to-date statistics, new research studies, and analysis of sports nutrition trends.
  • Chapters include emerging research, controversy, or case study specific to the chapter content.
  • Provides a listing of resources and websites for further information.


Chapter Titles and Authors for 5th edition

Foreword by Edward F. Coyle, PhD, FACSM, Professor of Exercise Physiology, University of Texas

Section 1: Sports Nutrition Basics

Chapter 1 Physiology of Exercise Ron Maughan, PhD and Susan Shirreffs, PhD
Loughborough, United Kingdom
Chapter 2 Carbohydrate and Exercise Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD
Riverside, California
Chapter 3 Protein and Exercise Nicholas Burd, MS and Stuart Phillips, PhD, FACSM 
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Chapter 4 Dietary Fat and Exercise Mark Kern, PhD, RD, CSSD
San Diego, California
Chapter 5 Micronutrients and Exercise Stella Volpe, PhD, RD, FACSM and Eric Bland, BSN
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Chapter 6 Fluid, Electrolytes and Exercise Bob Murray, PhD, FACSM
Chicago, Illinois
Chapter 7 Erogogenic Aids

Marie Dunford, PhD, RD
Kingsburg, California

Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD
Riverside, California

Section 2: Sports Nutrition Assessment and Energy Balance

Chapter 8 Nutrition Assessment Maria Boosalis, PhD, MPH, RD
Lexington, Kentucky
Chapter 9 Body Composition Assessment Christopher Modlesky, PhD
Newark, Delaware
Chapter 10 Energy Balance Christopher Melby, DrPhH 
Fort Collins, Colorado
Chapter 11 Weight Management Marie Dunford, PhD, RD
Kingsburg, California
Michele Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD
Loveland, Ohio

Section 3: Sports Nutrition Across the Life Cycle and for Special Populations

Chapter 12 Child & Adolescent Athletes Pamela M. Nisevich Bede, MS, RD, CSSD
Dayton, Ohio
Chapter 13 College Athletes Jennifer Ketterly, MS, RD, CSSD
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Caroline Mandel, MS, RD, CSSD
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Chapter 14 Masters Athletes Christine Rosenbloom, PhD, RD, CSSD
Atlanta, Georgia
Chapter 15 Elite Athletes Louise Burke, PhD, FSMA, FACSM
Canberra, Australia
Chapter 16 Vegetarian Athletes D. Enette Larson-Meyer, PhD, RD, FACSM
Laramie, Wyoming
Chapter 17 Pregnancy & Exercise Michelle Mottolo, PhD, FACSM
London, Ontario, Canada
Chapter 18 Disordered Eating Katherine Beals, PhD, RD, CSSD, FACSM
Salt Lake City, Utah
Chapter 19 Diabetes & Exercise Charlotte Hayes, MMSc, MS, RD, CDE
Atlanta, Georgia

Section 4: Sports Specific Nutrition Guidelines


Chapter 20
Nutrition for Very High & High Intensity Sports
Janet Walberg Rankin, PhD, FACSM
Blacksburg, Virginia
Chapter 21
Nutrition for Intermittent High Intensity Sports
Michele Macedonio, MS, RD, CSSD
Loveland, Ohio
Chapter 22
Nutrition for Endurance and Ultraendurance Sports
Ellen Coleman, MA, MPH, RD, CSSD
Riverside, California


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Position Stands on Sports Nutrition

Websites on Sports and Nutrition

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