Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science

Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports and Exercise

Nutrition and Metabolism in Sports and Exercise
Scientific basis for the role of nutrition in human performance. Critical evaluation of popular practices; making optimal food choices for physical activity.
 Hours2.0 Credit, 2.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNDFS 100 & PDBIO 305; or NDFS 100 & PDBIO 362
 NoteThis course was formerly named Sports Nutrition.
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining NDFS 310
Course Outcomes: 

Nutrition and Physical Performance

Students will apply their current understanding of nutrition to aspects of physical performance. Describe the factors (exercise intensity, duration, substrate availability and endocrine) that affect energy utilization.

Scientific Research and Evaluation

Search, interpret, and summarize original scientific information. Evaluate nutritional claims for scientific accuracy.

Nutrition Recommendations for Physical Activity

Apply evidence-based nutrition recommendations for sports and exercise in real or hypothetical situations.