PCC/ CCOG / FT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FT 103

Course Number:
FT 103
Course Title:
Nutrition for Fitness Instruc
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Explores basic principles of nutrition with an emphasis on application to fitness, weight management and athletic performance. Prerequisites: WR 121; MTH 65: HE 295 and PE 295 (or HPE 295). Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

A. Apply nutrition concepts, assessments & dietary planning practices to athletic performance.
B. Use knowledge of energy metabolism and nutrient relationship to athletic performance to effectively educate, communicate and empower athletes to make nutritional behavior changes.
C. Perform nutritional consultations to enhance athletic performance while also focusing on weight management and disordered eating.
D. Analyze a variety of nutritional ergogenic aids and sports supplements for clients.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Written Exams and/or Assignments
Class Presentations & Group Work
Nutritional Assessment

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

 

Evaluation of nutrition research and nutritional claims
Dietary planning: goals and guidelines, interpreting food labels
Energy systems: metabolism and performance
Relationship of the nutrient classes to athletic performance
Nutritional ergogenic aids
Energy balance and weight loss/weight gain
Special topics in sports nutrition:
supplementation, anti-oxidants, female athlete triad, sports drinks, disordered eating

Related Instruction

Computation
Hours: 12

Outcomes:

A. Apply nutrition concepts, assessments & dietary planning practices to athletic performance.
D. Analyze a variety of nutritional ergogenic aids and sports supplements for clients.

Activities:

1) Calculate energy needs for males & females using: Harris-Benedict Equation, Dietary Reference Intake Method, Resting Energy Expenditure Calculations & Activity Factors, Cunningham Equation.

2) Calculate Body Mass Index - both metric & non-metric equations.

3) Determine weight & body composition goals for athletes by assessing and using data to calculate fat mass, fat free mass, body fat percentage, body fat percentage goal, body weight goal.

4) Calculate energy needs necessary for athletes to gain weight or lose weight.

5) Practical applications & calculations to interpret from nutrition labels: serving size, employ portion controls, follow RDA guidelines for the acceptable macronutrient distribution range for all macro & micronutrients - by gram per kilogram of body weight, by kcalories and by % of daily calories.