Industry Presented Webinar | Follow Your Gut
Industry Presented Webinar | Follow Your Gut

Industry Presented Webinar | Follow Your Gut: Addressing Factors that Hinder and Support Athlete Gut Health      


Sponsored by: Gatorade Sports Science Institute

Course Description 

The presentation is focused on how diet, exercise, and stress can impact the gut microbiota and gut health. We will also review some of the evidence regarding the gut microbiota of athletes and the effectiveness of probiotics in the prevention/treatment of GI symptoms, illness, and stress/anxiety. 

Learning objectives 

After participation, the attendee should be able to: 

  • Explain how the microbiota is impacted by nutrition, exercise and stress, 
  • Explain how the microbiota plays a supporting role in immune health, 
  • Explain how performance is impacted by poor gut health, and 
  • Identify ways athletes can support and improve gut health. 


Participants will be able to use the following takeaways in their daily work: 

  • Understand how dietary recommendations may impact gut health. 
  • Understand how stress and exercise may impact the gut microbiota. 

Presented by Kris Osterberg, Ph.D., R.D., CSSD, FACSM

Kris Osterberg is a principal scientist at the Gatorade Sports Science Institute (GSSI) in Bradenton, Florida. Kris leads the research efforts at the GSSI satellite location located at IMG Academy. Originally from Florence, Wisconsin, Kris attended Colorado State University on a basketball scholarship and received her B.S. degree in exercise and sport science. While obtaining her M.S. degree in human nutrition, she worked in Dr. Chris Melby’s Nutrition and Metabolic Fitness laboratory, where she conducted research on the effects of resistance exercise on resting metabolic rate in women and the impact of caloric intake during exercise on post-exercise food consumption. Following eight years at GSSI, she attended Virginia Tech University and received her Ph.D. Her dissertation research focused on the impact of probiotics and diet on metabolic health.

Viewpoints presented in this webinar reflect opinions of the presenter and Gatorade Sports Science Institute and do not reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

All course content will be presented to you electronically upon completion of your purchase. This includes the video file, quiz and certificates (certificates awarded upon successful completion of the quiz). ACSM will not offer refunds, transfers or course credits for not completing courses prior to their expiration date or for duplicate purchases. This course expires one year after purchase date.

ACSM does not allow substitutions, refunds or credits for this course.  

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