Sport Nutrition

Sport Nutrition - NTR101
In this course, students will gain an appreciation for the effects of nutrition on physical activity and athletic performance. Students will examine the functions, sources and utilization of the specific nutrients in the body with emphasis on the health and performance implications for the physically active individual. The course will also examine various dietary supplements and food drugs and their effects on health and athletic performance. Students will gain an understanding of energy pathways in the body and the concepts of body composition and weight control. Students will compare popular dietary trends, complete a dietary assessment and research various performance enhancing supplements in order to critically assess their value in fitness and athletic performance.