November 29, 2023

The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is pleased to have joined forces with Performance Nutrition Academy Ltd. to develop professional development courses for exercise professionals seeking to improve their athletes’ performance outcomes through nutrition.

Sports nutrition plays a crucial role in not only performance and overall health, but it also helps athletes achieve their training goals, increase their power & speed, maintain peak performance, and decrease time to return to play after an injury or illness.

The courses, available on the CSEP store at, are open to all exercise professionals (CSEP members receive a 20% discount and PDCs) looking to help improve their athletes’/clients’ health and performance through sports nutrition.

They’ll learn the latest nutrition information to support them on a variety of topics, including:

  • The focus on carbohydrates;
  • Nutrition for pregnant athletes;
  • Illness and injury management;
  • Nutrition & environmental conditions;
  • Vegetarian and vegan diets;
  • Nutrition for the travelling athlete; and
  • Hydration & temperature regulation.

The content of the courses has undergone a rigorous review process by a panel of CSEP topic experts to ensure scientific accuracy and were designed by two Registered Sport & Performance Dietitians, Angela Dufour and Nancy Fong, who have over 25 years of experience in the field. The content will be continuously reviewed and updated to reflect new and emerging scientific evidence, guidelines and recommendations.

This partnership was made possible* with financial support from the Canadian Sugar Institute (CSI), ​​a non-profit association staffed by registered dietitians and nutrition researchers that informs Canadian health professionals, educators and consumers about current scientific information on sugars, carbohydrates and health.

For more information about these new online learning modules, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact the CSEP Member Services team at

* The Canadian Sugar Institute (CSI) did not have a role in the content development of the courses. The views expressed in these courses are those of the facilitators and not of CSI.

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