Contact Hours2 Hours
Introduction to Performing Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) & Supplements: What does the Evidence Say?
Performing enhancing drugs & supplements are no longer geared just towards elite athletes. Today these agents are marketed to the young and old with promises of improving and/or extending performance. So are these drugs and supplements the “fountain of youth” for the elderly population. Are promises of improved muscle strength and endurance in the athlete true? And if they are true, what are the potential consequences? In this course we will answer these questions and others as we explore what the evidence says.
At the end of this course, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the risks and benefits of hormone replacement medications in males and females across the life span.
- Identify proper use vs. abuse and explain the risks and benefits
- Summarize existing research on the effects of sports supplements
- Identify the age-defying supplements and critically examine research on their efficacy.
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as Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
as Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants
as Certified Athletic Trainers
as CSCS / CPT
as Massage Therapy
as Speech Therapy
Satisfactory completion of this course will require the participant to complete a 10 question post-test with a minimum passing score of 70%.