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Performance Nutrition

The athletic department nutrition policies have been developed by the Strength & Conditioning staff in conjunction with the Sports Medicine staff to provide athletes with a safe, sound nutrition & supplementation program . The nutrition program goals and objectives are as follows:

  • To promote good eating habits first, supplementation second To maintain compliance with NCCA guidelines To educate our athletes on nutritional supplements and the risks of taking
supplements from an uncontrolled and largely unregulated industry
  • To educate student-athletes that supplements carry the risk of contamination and
could result in a failed drug test
  • To encourage student-athletes to ask strength and conditioning staff and/or athletic
trainers about effectiveness, safety and legality of the product before purchasing
supplements on their own
  • To standardize the purchase of supplements throughout the athletic department
Distribution of Supplements
Supplements intended for recovery will be given out after the workout has been finished in order to promote the recovery process . Each student-athlete should be categorized according to need . Individual needs include weight gain, weight maintenance and weight loss . General guidelines include the following:
  • 1 shake or 1bar = up to 170lb.athlete
  • 1-2 shakes or 1-2 bars = 170+ lb. athlete
Specific individual needs include the following:
  • Priority weight gain Specific medical needs
Sport coaches are not allowed to sell, recommend, or arrange purchase of supplements from outside sources . All supplements should be purchased through strength and conditioning staff with exception to rehydration/energy products (sports medicine) . Companies will be utilized that work specifically with collegiate athletes, know and follow NCCA guidelines, and have a positive history working with collegiate teams . The approved companies include:
  • Gatorade, X-Milk, Special K High Performance Fitness
  • Cytosport, MetRx, RockinRefuel
  • Clif Bar, GO Healthy, Inc. CherryPharm

Nutrition Counseling
All recommendations for nutritional counseling should go through Todd Barbour (Olympic Sports) and Jason Veltkamp (football) . However, a student-athlete with specific medical or psychological needs can be referred to nutrition counselors directly from Sports Medicine without notification of strength staff . In addition, student-athletes with specific medical or psychological needs will remain under the care of Sports Medicine and will be referred for further evaluation according to departmental referral policy .
Note: Before consuming any nutritional/dietary supplement product, review the product and its label with your Strength & Conditioning and Sports Medicine staff. Dietary supplements are not well regulated and may cause a positive drug test result. Any product containing a dietary supplement ingredient is taken at your own risk.