Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
FT 103
Course Title:
Nutrition for Fitness Instructors
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: (HE 295 and PE 295) or (HPE 295) and WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Apply nutrition concepts, assessments & dietary planning practices to athletic performance.
  2. Use knowledge of energy metabolism and nutrient relationship to athletic performance to effectively educate, communicate and empower athletes to make nutritional behavior changes.
  3. Perform nutritional consultations to enhance athletic performance while also focusing on weight management and disordered eating.
  4. 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