Schedule & Objectives

“I loved the balance between Nancy and John. John is very knowledgeable in research and Nancy is very skilled with the practical applications.” — Dietetic Intern
“Nancy’s session on How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying was a highlight of the workshop for me. She gave me inspiration to reach my goals.” — Registered Dietitian

This schedule is for a live workshop. The online workshop offers the same sessions and time frame.


8:30 to 8:45 – Registration, coffee and bagels
8:45 to 9:00 – Welcome
9:00 to 10:15 – Ivy
What works—and why—regarding training and conditioning: Principals of exercise physiology

As a result of this lecture, participants will be able to

  1. List the 5 major principles of exercise training and provide examples of each
  2. Describe the biochemical and physiological characteristics of the three major muscle fiber types
  3. Explain the order of fiber type recruitment and its significance
  4. Determine the physiological adaptations that will occur with various exercise training routines

10:15 to 10:30 – Break
10:30 to 12:00 – Ivy
When one eats can be just as important as what one eats: Principals of Nutrient Timing

As result of this lecture, participants will be able to

  1. Discuss the principles of nutrient timing and define its three phases.
  2. Describe how nutrient time can impact cellular transcription and translation
  3. Describe the hormonal changes that occur during exercise and after nutritional supplementation, and how these changes affects training adaptation
  4. Describe how dietary carbohydrate and protein can work additively to increase glycogen storage and protein synthesis
  5. Develop feeding schedules to adequately support various exercise training programs based on the principles of nutrient timing.

12:00 to 1:00 – Lunch
1:00 to 2:30 – Clark
Building a Better Sports Diet: Why is nutrition so confusing?

As a result of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss trendy nutrition issues and be able to counter the confusion.
  2. Describe at least four fueling mistakes common to active people.
  3. Develop counseling strategies to effectively teach the nutrition     message.
  4. Share updated sports nutrition information with their clients.

2:30 to 2:45 – Break
2:45 to 3:00 - Clark and Ivy
Open Discussion

3:00 to 4:15 – Clark
Tips for Entrepreneurs: How to succeed by really trying

As a result of this lecture, participants will be able to:

  1. List three steps that can help you “get your foot in the door” so you can start and grow your business.
  2. Identify at least five marketing tips to help your business stand out from your competitors.
  3. Understand how to set fees.
  4. Develop strategies to get clients—and have them come back.



7:45 to 8:00 – Registration and networking

8:00 to 9:00 – Ivy
Getting older day by day: How to stay young

As a result of this lecture, participants will be able to

  1. Describe the major declines in physiological function that impact physical performance and health as one ages
  2. List four benefits of aerobic training and four benefits of weight training for middle-aged and older populations
  3. Discuss the effects of specific macronutrients and nutritional supplements on cellular processes that affect training adaptation in middle-aged and older populations
  4. Develop an effective exercise and nutritional program for a middle-aged population

9:00 to 10:00 – Clark
Dieting and Exercise: Why is weight loss so hard?

As a result of this lecture, the participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss media’s role in contributing to confusion regarding ways to successfully lose weight.
  2. Identify often-overlooked factors that contribute to weight gain and/or difficulty with weight reduction.
  3. Discuss gender differences with weight reduction.
  4. Describe and/or develop a sustainable weight management program.

10:00 to 10:15 – Break

10:15 to 11:15 – Clark
Dieting Gone Awry: How to help athletes with eating disorders

As a result of this lecture, the participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the prevalence of eating disorders among different types of athletes.
  2. Discuss recent research regarding ways to help prevent eating disorders among athletes.
  3. List six mantras that can help athletes with dysregulated eating overcome food barriers.
  4. Describe steps to transform food fears into peaceful fueling.

11:15 to 12:15 – Ivy
Super Ergogenic Aids: The new, the old, and what you need to know about them

As a result of this lecture, the participants will be able to

  1. Provide a sound rationale for the use of an ergogenic aid
  2. Describe the principles for safe use of an ergogenic aid
  3. List three ergogenic aids that effectively improve aerobic exercise performance and describe their mechanisms of action
  4. List three ergogenic aids that enhance training adaptation

12:15 to 12:30 Wrap up