Students from Keiser University’s Orlando campus Sports Medicine and Fitness technology department recently enjoyed a field trip to a local vitamin store which provided insights relating to cost-efficacy, ingredient identification, and more.

“Because regulation of dietary supplements is minimal in the United States, it is important for a sports medicine professional to have a working knowledge of the ingredients, uses, and side effect of vitamin supplements,” said professor Stefane Dias, who pointed out that some supplements can contain substances that may result in an athlete being barred from competition. “Sports supplements and ergogenic aids can be a good addition to an exercise or training program. It should be noted that there is no substitute for disciplined training and proper nutrition. The policy should always be ‘food first, supplements second’ in regard to adequate nutrition,” he said.

To learn more about Keiser University’s Sport Management programs including Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology, please visit: https://keiser-education.com/programs/sport-management