- Course Number:
- FT 103
- Course Title:
- Nutrition for Fitness Instructors
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Course DescriptionExplores 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:
- Apply nutrition concepts, assessments & dietary planning practices to athletic performance.
- Use knowledge of energy metabolism and nutrient relationship to athletic performance to effectively educate, communicate and empower athletes to make nutritional behavior changes.
- Perform nutritional consultations to enhance athletic performance while also focusing on weight management and disordered eating.
- Analyze a variety of nutritional ergogenic aids and sports supplements for clients.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Written Exams and/or Assignments
Class Presentations & Group Work
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