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Effective Term:
Fall 2020

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 should be able to:

  1. Use scientifically accepted methods to research the influence of nutrition in physical activity and lifestyle factors including: body composition, body mass index, lean body mass, body fat distribution, and disorders associated with diet.
  2. Classify and analyze carbohydrates, fats, and proteins as fuels for exercise and physical activity in a variety of active populations.
  3. Apply behavior modification theories to facilitate changes in the relationship between body composition and health.
  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. Apply the guidelines of the female triad athlete to exercise and nutrition.
  7. Clarify dietary myths and consequences in regards to weight loss methods, dietary supplements, alcohol, and calorie intake.
  8. Assess current caloric intake to create 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