CSNA Honorary Advisors-Colgan

SNU Audio Excerpt Michael Colgan

CSNA Original Course Foreword (2000)

Dear Reader

You hold in your hands the key to a rewarding and highly successful career as a Certified Consultant in Sports Nutrition. This definitive course, written and compiled by Cory Holly, comes at the most opportune time. The rapid growth of the science of sports nutrition is showing us that providing all the right structural nutrients in the right forms and ratios, is the only way to stimulate development of the body to the upper limits of its genetic potential.

From the carefully integrated presentation of physiology and biochemistry in this course, you will gain a greater insight into the parameters of bodily development, than can be gained from any array of books no matter how large or detailed. On completion of the course you will be able to comprehend all the basic processes by which the human body can grow to athletic excellence.

By further study at the advanced seminars that follow completion, seminars in which I hope to participate, you will gain the opportunity to develop mastery in sports nutrition, and will come to command both the professional respect and the financial success that such mastery will bring.

You will be able to take beginning and experienced athletes from a multitude of different sports, and guide them through the essential stages of development that, with patience and perseverance, will enable them to perform like Gods. And you will be able to take masters athletes, whose bodies have suffered the ravages of age, and the imbalances of faulty nutrition and training, and guide them back to health and performance anew.

When I began in sports nutrition 27 years ago, we knew very little. Now we have laid the groundwork well and have developed successful nutrition and training programs for hundreds of champions. But the work is still hardly begun. New discoveries pile upon each other in the scientific journals that, in 20 years, will make even the sports nutrition of today look quaint and cumbrous.

I am looking forward to my own participation in these developments, but most of all, I salute you, the new generation of adventurers in sports nutrition, that will continue on throughout this century to make athletes faster, higher and stronger than ever before. Seize this course with pride and make it your guide to professional excellence.

~ Dr. Michael Colgan