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Sports Nutrition (NUT-103)
Various; distance learning format.
Varies (self study; self-paced).
August 2018 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this proficiency exam, students will be able to: discuss how sports nutrition knowledge can be applied; identify factors that need to be considered when developing an individualized sports nutrition plan; describe how nutrients are digested, absorbed, transported, and assimilated in the body; explain the three energy systems, their characteristics, and the metabolic pathways associated with each and how they work to supply ATP during sport performance; explain how the macronutrients are utilized during exercise; discuss the type, quantity, and timing of carbohydrate, protein and fat consumption before, during and after exercise or competition; describe the functions of vitamins, their effects on energy systems, their deficiency and toxicity symptoms, their importance to sports performance, and vitamin-rich food sources and meal-planning tips; list the dietary recommendations, functions, effects on energy systems, deficiency and toxicity symptoms, importance to sport performance, food sources, and meal-planning tips for the major and trace minerals; identify some of the commonly used ergogenic aid used by athletes, their proposed beneficial effects and potential adverse outcomes; outline the nutritional considerations of endurance vs strength athletes; discuss the energy systems that are utilized during strength/power and endurance exercise; apply knowledge of sports nutrition to meal planning and event logistics that need to be considered various individual and team sporting events; describe the nutritional considerations for athletes who have diabetes, are pregnant, child and teen athletes, college athletes, vegetarians, and team sport athletes.
This exam teaches students to apply nutrition science to fitness, exercise and sport. Instruction focuses on how sports nutrition combines the principles of nutrition science and exercise physiology with the underlying objective to improve physical performance and provides students with an understanding of the relationships with diet, food nutrients and essential dietary components and optimal sports performance across a range of physical activities, life stages and health conditions.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Sports Nutrition (8/18).