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Effective Term:
Fall 2018 through Winter 2019
Course Number:
FT 103
Course Title:
Nutrition for Exercise
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
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Course Description

Explores basic principles of nutrition with an emphasis on applications to fitness, weight management and athletic performance. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Research the influence on nutrition in physical activity and lifestyle factors including: body composition, body mass index, lean body mass, body fat distribution and disorders associated with diet using scientifically accepted methods.
  2. Classify and analyze carbohydrates, fats and proteins as fuels for exercise and physical activity in a variety of active populations.
  3. Assess the relationship between body composition and health and formulate a plan to assist in behavioral modifications.
  4. Describe and calculate appropriate hydration guidelines for use during and after exercise.
  5. Cite and correlate the Dietary Guidelines for Americans into healthy dietary options for the active individual.
  6. Define the female athlete triad and apply the unique guidelines to exercise and nutrition.
  7. Clarify dietary myths and consequences in regards to weight loss methods, dietary supplements, alcohol, and calorie intake.
  8. Assess and develop skill in creating caloric intake guidelines for individuals desiring to lose or gain weight.

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