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Sports Nutrition
SPORTS NUTR
CLASS CODE: HFED 350 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: HOME & FAMILY EDUCATION
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: Exploration into the nutritional recommendations for competitive and recreational sports. Evaluation of dietary regimens for competitive sports, energy needs and weight control.
TAUGHT: Fall only
CONTENT AND TOPICS: Exercise, nutrition and health; Human energy - determining needs; Carbohydrate metabolism; Fat metabolism; Protein metabolism; Body fuels during exercise; Role of vitamins; Role of minerals; Water, hydration and nutrient beverages; Evaluating dietary ergogenic supplements; Body weight and composition; Weight control, weight loss and weight gain; Eating disorders in athletes.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: 1. List energy and macro/micro nutrient requirements and metabolism during exercise and training.
2. Critically evaluate sports nutrition information.
3. Describe appropriate weight gain/loss/maintenance programs for active adults.
4. Assess the purported effects of ergogenic aids on macro-nutrient metabolism and performance.
5. Identify characteristics and consequences of disordered eating in active individuals.
6. Identify appropriate anthropometric methods for a given population.
7. Develop viable fluid/food intake programs for active adults prior to, during and after competition.
REQUIREMENTS: Exams; Sports Nutrition Assessment Project; Internet Website Evaluation; Critical Review of Current Research Article; Presentation on Ergogenic Aids
PREREQUISITES: HFED 100
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001