Mar 01, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog
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NUTR 411 - Nutrition for Sports & Exercise

4 Credit(s)
This course examines the interaction between nutrition, exercise, and physical performance. Topics will include the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of nutrition as it relates to exercise performance. A focus will be on current research on nutritional needs in response to exercise including fluids, energy nutrient requirements and caloric distribution, supplementation, ergogenic aids, and pre/post event recommendations. Critical thinking skills will be enhanced by critiques of studies on sports nutrition-related topics and the evaluation of popular sports nutrition claims. Students will develop strategies for communicating with the recreational and professional athlete, coach, and athletic trainer. Experiential learning will be used throughout the course with students applying their developing knowledge through case studies. Assessment will be conducted through formal testing and scholarly writing assignments as well as through individual and group experiential projects. $25 course fee

Prerequisite(s): KIN 320 ; and NUTR 221   or c/i.
(fall/even-numbered years/spring)



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