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CCOG for FT 103 Fall 2022

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Course Number:
FT 103
Course Title:
Nutrition for Exercise
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Course Description

Explores basic principles of nutrition with an emphasis on applications to fitness, weight management and athletic performance. Prerequisites: FT 131, MTH 58 or MTH 60, WR 121 or equivalent placement, and (HE 295 and PE 295) or HPE 295. 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.
  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 misconceptions about fad diets, weight loss methods, dietary supplements, and other popular dietary approaches.
  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