DIT 1825 Nutrition for Exercise & Sport Science
Study of the interrelationship between nutrition and physical fitness including nutrient and food energy needs of individuals who are physically active. Discussion of nutritional aspects for specific sports. Examination of nutrition research related to health enhancement and performance. Investigation of current research in the nutritional evaluation of the athlete. Topics include dietary needs, fluid replenishment, pre-game meals, tissue maintenance, growth and development, immune function, energy development, dietary guidelines, sound dietary practices and "fad" diets for the athlete.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the six nutrients and their role in exercise and sport.
- Determine caloric and nutrient needs for persons involved in exercise and sport.
- Understand and interpret pertinent sports nutrition research and the role of the nutrition professional (RD).
- Identify energy balance and its impact on weight loss or weight gain.
- Identify the efficacy of nutrition supplements in sports nutrition.
- Access appropriate resources for finding reliable sports nutrition information.
- Demonstrate an understanding of energy metabolism specific to different athletes.
Credit Hours: 3
- Classroom: 3 hours
- Division: Health Sciences
- Department: Nutrition and Dietetics
- Repeatable Credit: No
- Offered Online: No